Employee Benefits Awards 2013: Best international benefits

Winner: Bwin.party Digital Entertainment

Scheme: Just.rewards

Entered by: Thomsons Online Benefits

This award is designed to recognise an organisation that operates a reward strategy across two or more countries outside the UK, or has large numbers of expatriate staff. The winner has used its global reward strategy to help drive its business goals.

Bwin.party gave itself the huge challenge of launching a global benefits programme in seven countries in less than 12 months. The judges were impressed with the organisation’s ability to deliver the project on time, not least because it did so across a wide range of countries, which required it to overcome many cultural differences.


The judges said: “What Bwin.party did in a 12-month period was truly impressive.”

The winner said: “A small project team had to deliver to seven countries in less than 12 months. It was a global alignment of benefits for the first time since our merger.” Judith Turner, head of HR operations, Bwin.party


Runners up:

Merlin Entertainments – Merlin’s Global Mobility Programme
Smith and Nephew – Smith and Nephew International Sharesave Plans (entered by Equiniti)