DriveTech focus on Employee Wellbeing during the Covid-19 Crisis - even reaches celebrities!

DriveTech focus on Employee Wellbeing during the Covid-19 Crisis - even reaches celebrities!

Posted 22 July, 2020 at 14:00

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


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Drop-In Clinic hosted by Dr Col

The Drop-In Clinic was DriveTech’s response to the sudden enforced isolation of working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinic included a chat forum, contact details for their mental health first aiders and a live weekly broadcast headed up by their very own Dr Col, otherwise known as Colin Paterson, Head of Marketing. 

Part of the fun and engagement of this group was the fact that Dr Col wasn’t really a medical practitioner, which of course was made very clear – his overview was one of tongue-in-cheek and an irreverent parody in the face of a very serious health-threatening pandemic.

Last Friday brought a mixture of celebration and sadness as DriveTech said goodbye to Dr Col. The weekly Drop-In Clinic, hosted by ‘Dr Col’, and assisted by Nurse Leanne, otherwise known as Leanne Hayes, Marketing Manager, was a mixture of fun and light-hearted engagement with an update each week from DriveTech’s MD, Charlie Norman, plus other business content delivered to keep staff informed, creating a strong sense of belonging.

Dr Col has now hung his stethoscope up for the last time. The truth is, he had no choice, the celeb world just couldn't handle another Dr in town...

  • Dr Hilary Jones sent a personal video message telling Dr Col to button it

  • Piers Morgan followed up with a personal video message, telling him he was a fraud

Donation to NHS

The personalised video contributions from these special celebrity guests were a great morale boost for the DriveTech team. To say thank you to Dr Hilary Jones and Piers Morgan, DriveTech has made a donation to the NHS Charities Together in their honour.

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