A group of workers recently walked the distance from Paisley to Rome in a competitive step challenge.

A total of 10 members from Clark Contracts's Small Works and Fit Out divisions competed against each other to see who could walk the most steps in March.

The intended target was to walk the distance from their headquarters in Paisley to Paris, a total of 625 miles, requiring more than 8,000 steps per day for each participant.

The team exceeded their target and walked a combined 1,422 miles, taking them as far as Rome.

Each team member averaged 9,500 steps.

The event was coordinated by the company’s Healthy Working Lives group, who provide health and wellbeing activities and information campaigns to staff.

They issued walking maps for both their East and West offices so employees could map out their steps.

Gordon Cunningham, managing director, said: "Through our charity partnership with SAMH and our Healthy Working Lives team, we are consistently thinking of new ideas to promote the importance of mental health and wellbeing to our employees.

"It is great that our company-wide initiative to improve our health and wellbeing has been adopted by our employees."

Clark Contracts previously received the Silver Award from Healthy Working Lives for promoting positive mental health.

They annually invest £750,000 into training and since last year, the company made an additional £14,000 investment in mental health training for staff including mental health first aid, mental health champions, and half-day awareness sessions.

Additional physical activities for employees include hill climbs and participating in the Kiltwalk, Great Scottish Run, and Tough Mudder.