LONDON, October 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Friday Media Group, the UK's largest independent publisher, has partnered with Perkbox (http://www.perkbox.co.uk), a leading employee perks and benefits scheme, to launch an exciting new incentives, rewards and engagement programme for its staff.
As part of its continuing commitment to enhance the company's work culture and reinforce it as a great place in which to work, Friday Media Group employees will now have access to over a hundred practical, recreational and salary-sacrifice benefits and perks - from free spa days, tastecards and mobile phone insurance to discounted gym memberships, savings on childcare, cinema tickets, groceries and travel. News 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.
As well as easy online redemption of perks and benefits, Friday Media Group staff will also be gifted with an occasional surprise 'Perkbox' filled with treats and free goodies - from snacks and beers to accessories and stress balls - for the whole team to enjoy.
Current benefits available to Friday Media Group staff include up to 6% off at supermarkets including Marks and Spencer, Asda, 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, a free month's travel in London on an Oyster Card and free mobile phone insurance amongst thousands of other benefits.
Sam Kidger, Managing Director at Friday Media Group, commented: "Rewarding our hard working staff is hugely important to us. We believe it speaks volumes about the culture of an organisation and our dedication to keeping staff both motivated and happy. Very often it's the small things that make the big difference - the everyday things we do in our downtime which bring us simple satisfaction.
"We already offer different perks for the various teams - for example, the marketing team has 'early finish Fridays (2pm!), and the sales teams stay motivated with end of month and quarterly incentives, such trips to the races, go-karting etc. In addition to this, we are really excited to be introducing Perkbox at Friday Media Group, as it gives us the opportunity to offer a range of benefits to suit pretty much anyone in the company. We will be encouraging everyone to take advantage of as many offers as possible and will be pushing out ongoing internal messaging to promote engagement."
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ABOUT FRIDAY MEDIA GROUP
Friday Media Group is a leading independently owned UK media organisation. We connect businesses and people through online and offline marketplaces, recruitment platforms and digital agency services. Many of our niche platforms have the highest share in their sector, providing unparalleled market reach for any business looking to establish customer connections and generate valuable sales leads. Our network of growing businesses currently operate in 17 countries, including the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the USA, and receive over 144 million visitors each year.
Group website: fridaymediagroup.com
Perkbox is an online platform for startups and SMEs, which gives employers and employees a range of great perks - from discounted gym memberships and 2-for-1 meals to exclusive deals on tech brands and savings on childcare.
Perkbox is the sister company of Huddlebuy Ltd (http://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.