A FIRM promoting wellbeing in the workplace through coaching sessions has been shortlisted at the North West Business Masters Awards.

Essentialise Work Place Wellbeing, founded by Bolton-born entrepreneur Lee Chambers, is a finalist for the Startup of the Year award, alongside Manchester-based companies IN4.0 Group and Bexley Beaumont Limited.

Lee said: “Being shortlisted is always something to be proud of, but when you are sharing the platform with two outstanding companies in their fields, it becomes even more special.

"Being a startup in the current climate has been a real rollercoaster, yet despite this we have managed to turn difficulties into challenges and learn lessons from our mistakes.

"We are continuing to push forward, supporting our clients and their employees to increase both their wellbeing and performance while increasing awareness around mental health and inclusion.”

The winners will be announced at the annual North West dinner hosted by TheBusinessDesk.com in November.

Essentialise have also won a contract this month to deliver business and wellbeing support to Lancashire based business leaders alongside fellow Bolton firm Imperative Solutions.

The support, which is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, is available to business leaders whose companies have a base in Lancashire and is fully funded, with no cost attached.