Wessex Water launch VB programme in record time

29th October 2008

The South West’s primary water provider, Wessex Water, launched their new voluntary benefits scheme with Asperity Employee Benefits in record time last month.

The tailor-made scheme, Wessex Water Reward Gateway, was implemented just one week after Asperity’s successful pitch. The scheme offers Wessex’s 1800 employees a range of discounts and offers at over 1,500 various retailers online and in-store. In January the scheme will expand to include Childcare Vouchers by salary sacrifice, taking advantage of Asperity’s fully integrated online platform. This will allow Wessex staff to access discounts and salary sacrifice benefits through a single website login and will allow Wessex Water to view integrated management information across the benefits.

Jane Ginnever, HR Advisor at Wessex Water, said: “We were keen to find a provider who could offer us a smooth and swift transition to a programme that we felt our employees would really value. Asperity’s excellent reputation in the marketplace, along with their professionalism in handling the programme’s implementation, was a confidence-booster for us. In the short time since implementation, the Wessex Water Reward Gateway programme has already proved a success with our employees.”

Ross Musgrove, from Asperity, said: “The fast-track launch of Wessex Water Reward Gateway was a challenge for us and we are delighted that it has been so successful already. Over 33% of staff registered for the service within the first week of launch and this figure will increase as our tailored communications plan is implemented throughout the year.”

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About Asperity Employee Benefits
Asperity is the UK market leader in voluntary employee benefits with its Reward Gateway product – the UK’s first fully integrated voluntary benefits scheme and the largest employee discount scheme in the UK. Reward Gateway is an exclusive discounted shopping service with discounts and savings for employees at over 1500 retailers and service providers. The scheme has been described as a “who’s who of the high street” and includes discounts at retailer such as M&S, Boots, Debenhams and John Lewis.

Asperity is the only voluntary benefits provider to use a pioneering mix of Cashback on top of traditionally negotiated employee discounts meaning that the levels of savings on Reward Gateway are higher than any other scheme in the market.

Since launch, Asperity’s Reward Gateway product has taken the market by storm and Asperity provides its scheme to employees at nearly 100 leading companies including Next Retail Ltd and British Airways plc. Reward Gateway now services over 850,000 UK employees with discounts and savings of up to 45% at over 1500 retailers. Offers are accessed online, locally, on the phone and in the high street.