LONDON, UK, 21 March 2016 – Liquid Friday (www.liquidfriday.co.uk), an umbrella company that works across 15 different industries, has partnered with Perkbox (www.perkbox.co.uk), a leading employee perks and benefits scheme, to launch an exciting new incentives, rewards and engagement programme to more than 2,000 contractors.
As part of its continuing commitment to ensure its contractors are actively engaged and to highlight that it is more than just an employment service, Liquid Friday has provided its employees with access to over a hundred practical, recreational and salary-sacrifice benefits and perks – from free spa days to discounted gym memberships, savings on childcare, cinema tickets, groceries and travel. New perks and benefits will also be added to the platform regularly. All employees will be able to simply redeem these via their own dedicated account using Perkbox’s online platform and smartphone app.
New benefits available to Liquid Friday staff include up to 6% off at supermarkets including Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, money off in 50 high street stores and 20,000 shops nationwide, two for one and 50% off in more than 6,500 restaurants, money off in pubs, bars and coffee shops, heavily discounted theatre tickets and attraction day passes, corporate rates in top gym chains, half price MOTs, money off Apple products and other tech and a free month’s travel in London on an Oyster Card, amongst thousands of other benefits.
Joe Taffurelli, Operations Manager at Liquid Friday, commented: “Although we have a loyal contractor base, employee engagement and retention will always be difficult. From April, we will face fresh challenges as the government introduces new legislation, restricting the money contractors can claim on travel and subsistence costs. Now is a perfect time for us to join Perkbox. The fantastic benefits and perks offered on the platform will allow us to make a real difference to our contractors’ take-home pay and overall employment package. We are delighted to be one of the first umbrella companies to work with Perkbox and hope that our market leading position will help us to attract, engage and retain top talent in the future.”
Saurav Chopra, CEO and Co-Founder of Perkbox, said: “Employee benefits are becoming a necessary buffer against the financial blow that is poised to hit umbrella companies and its contractors when the new legislation comes into effect next month. We are very excited to be working with Liquid Friday and hope that the perks on our platform will help the umbrella company to hold its position as an attractive employer in the face of disruptive change.”
NOTES TO EDITOR About Liquid Friday
Liquid Friday is a business that employs workers with a wide range of specialist skills and experience, for use by third-parties on temporary assignments and projects.
They work alongside Recruitment Agencies to provide a friendly and knowledgeable support network for our employees to work on exciting and challenging assignments, with excellent pay opportunities. They aim to make contracting as easy, safe, fun and engaging as possible for new and experienced contractors alike, whatever the industry or marketplace.
Perkbox is a cloud-based employee engagement platform for business of all sizes, giving employers and employees a range of great perks, social reward and recognition tools, and a health and wellness platform.
Perkbox is the employee benefits brand of Huddlebuy Ltd (www.huddlebuy.co.uk), the UK’s largest benefits provider for startups and small businesses. The Huddlebuy service helps businesses grow by offering handpicked business deals from trusted brands with offers covering financial, marketing, business, technology and telecoms, education and e-learning products, alongside personal and recreational perks.
Perkbox was set up after Huddlebuy’s business customers expressed an interest in passing on these business and personal perks onto their employees. Perkbox is therefore the definitive and dedicated employee benefits service for all businesses big and small.
As well as easy online redemption of perks on desktop and via smartphone app, Perkbox members also receive a seasonal surprise ‘Perkbox’ box stuffed with treats and free goodies delivered straight to offices.
Perkbox was set up with the belief that the best companies to work for look after their teams. The most successful businesses are comprised of people who are engaged, satisfied and loyal. Providing perks helps build stronger teams and incentivises workers to aspire to greatness.
Until recently, only large corporations could afford to pay for employee perks. Perkbox’s easy and wholly customised offering allows SMEs to reward and incentivise their growing team with perks that help build a happy work culture with an investment in line with their budgets.
Perkbox is a new platform created by Huddlebuy, a parent venture that helps small businesses grow by offering handpicked business deals across financial, marketing, business, technology, telecoms, education and e-learning products.
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