A CHARITY is urging businesses in East Ayrshire to kick start the new decade by getting their workforce moving.

As debates around climate change and mental health gain momentum, national walking charity Paths for All believes employers should act now to help staff be healthier and happier by signing up for its Walk at Work Award.

Aimed at reversing the trend of inactive workplaces, the accreditation supports businesses in tackling issues of staff wellbeing and corporate carbon footprint, while enhancing productivity.

Employers receive one-to-one support on how to create a walking culture at work.