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December 2023


Blackhawk Network Awarded a place on ESPO’s Staff Benefits Framework

Blackhawk Network(BHN), the global market leader in payments, rewards and incentives, has been awarded a place on ESPO’s Staff Benefits Framework (319_23).

  • Lot 1 Managed Services Platform for Benefit Schemes
  • Lot 2 Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Schemes
  • Lot 4 Technology Products Schemes

Joining the ESPO Staff Benefits Framework will allow public sector organisations to onboard employees to BHN’s employee benefits platform, BHN Extras, with the assurance that BHN meets the procurement criteria.

BHN Extras is a leading, cost-effective, employee engagement and benefits platform. It’s a simple, straightforward, no-hassle way to offer employees a comprehensive range of flexible, personalised workplace benefits that support their mental, physical and financial wellbeing. Benefits include leading Cycle To Work solution, Cyclescheme, Techscheme, Byond cashback card, MyGymDiscounts and Health Assured’s EAP.

According to our research, 68% of employers received requests for financial support from their employee, indicating the importance of employee benefits in the current financial climate.

Over three quarters (76%) of employees we surveyed said they were looking at ways to save more money and the majority of employees surveyed think their employer could do more to support them through the cost-of-living crisis (53%).

Chris Ronald, VP EMEA B2B – Incentives, Rewards & Benefits , BHN, said:

“The insight from our data is clear. Staff are demanding more from their employer and rightly so, as the everyday costs remain high, and the cost-of-living crisis endures. The good news is our range of voluntary benefits through BHN Extras can help people save money on the things that matter to them. From commuting costs to supermarket shops, home appliances, tech, and much more. A flexible choice of benefits can help public sector organisations attract and keep the best people, contribute towards employee health and wellbeing, and encourage positive values. “In the public and third sector alone, 60 local authorities and 52 NHS Trusts across the UK already partner with BHN for employee benefits.

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