London, UK 3rd of April, 2019- The Gym, the pioneers of low-cost no contract 24/7 gyms in the UK, has been working with Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, since April 2016. Today it is announcing it has passed the milestone of £100K worth of savings in its investment towards employee happiness.
Maintaining company culture is a key focus for The Gym, which has recently launched a new innovative operating model in its gyms. This model, called ‘The New Gym Team’, is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to attracting the best Personal Trainers and providing an enhanced experience to their members and gym teams.
The company’s partnership with Perkbox caters for the entire employee experience of its members of staff - physical, financial and emotional. With a log in rate of 95%, and with over 450 employees, 6,060 perk redemptions have taken place on the platform to date, with over £100K worth of savings have been made.
Amongst the most popular perks redeemed are free coffees, discounted cinema tickets and exclusive Apple savings. These perks, along with the company’s in-house benefits which include a free gym membership for each employee and one friend or family member, cycle to work scheme and employee share scheme have made the company an award winning place to work. As a result, they have been recognised on several occasions including The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For, as well as becoming the first fitness operator to achieve the Investors in People Gold Standard accreditation.
The company will also be launching Perkbox Recognition in the near future as part of its continuing commitment to enhance the company's work culture and recognise the hard work of its employees.
Tom O’Connor, Enterprise Customer Success Director Perkbox says:
“Having been a valued customer for nearly three years, it’s great to see The Gym investing in employee health, wellbeing and engagement as they continue to scale successfully across the UK. As companies grow, it’s easier to forget this, but - employees should always come first. The company’s desire to help its members of staff achieve a healthy balance between work and their personal lives is truly inspiring and aligns well to our mission of creating a better society by helping employees succeed, in life and at work. Here’s to another great year together.”
Ann-Marie Murphy, Director of People & Development of The Gym says:
“Here at The Gym our people are at the heart of our business, we recognise it is our exceptional employees that drive our business forward and we are committed to making The Gym a fantastic place for them to work. We understand that when it comes to perks, reward and recognition, each employee is unique with differing needs and interests. Perkbox provides an inclusive solution in ensuring these needs are met.”
Perkbox is a platform that provides a unique employee experience, enriching the personal and working life of employees. It offers a suite of products including a platform with access to best in class Perks, Perkbox Medical, Perkbox Recognition and Perkbox Insights. It serves companies of all sizes from SMEs to large companies such as Whole Foods, Nando’s, Caffe Nero and Levi Strauss & Co. Headquartered in London, with offices in Sheffield and Paris, Perkbox has raised over £11.0 million in funding from the leading European venture capital firm Draper Esprit.
About The Gym
Founded in 2007, The Gym is the original low-cost gym in the UK. Now with over 720 thousand members and more than 150 gyms, it is the fastest growing gym business in Europe with over 22% of the UK low cost market. The Gym has big growth plans and is aiming opening between 15 and 20 more gyms by the end of the year.
The 24/7, no contract, low-price offering is a compelling proposition that is transforming the UK health and fitness sector. Memberships start from just £12.99 a month and provide unlimited access to high-quality fitness facilities and equipment, along with some of the most highly trained, qualified and friendly staff in the industry.
Aileen Prendergast, PR Executive
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