AN East Morton woman has won recognition as a national trailblazer in workplace wellbeing.

Lisa Artis – who is chief executive officer of The Sleep Charity, based in Doncaster – is amongst the winners in the annual Safety & Health Practitioner (SHP) Awards.

She took the Trailblazer in Workplace Wellbeing accolade for her development of a new sleep ambassadors programme.

The initiative delivers training for people in the workplace to support colleagues to achieve a better night's sleep.

It is estimated that 200,000 working days are lost every year due to insufficient sleep, costing the UK economy millions of pounds and causing major disruption for employers battling to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lisa said: "Workplace wellbeing is a passion of mine and I am absolutely delighted to win this award.

"Sleep is fundamental to our physical and mental health and wellbeing, yet is often overlooked in the workplace."

Judges praised Lisa’s work for helping to raise awareness of the importance of sleep.

They commended: "It brings attention to an area that’s not regularly spoken about, but which has a major impact on people in their working environment."

For further information about the SHP Awards, visit