A new card has launched in the UK enabling employers to incentivise staff with benefits including airport lounge access, and cinema, hotel and restaurant discounts.
The Beyond Card – the brainchild of Richard Branson’s former assistant, Penni Pike, and Barnaby Lashbrooke, founder of the virtual PA service Time Etc – aims to “reward employees and boost productivity”.
The card gives holders access to 150 VIP airport lounges worldwide through the Priority Travel Group, as well as 25 per cent off visits to cinemas throughout the UK, discounts at over 5,000 UK restaurants, discounted hotel rooms, and access to a “personal lifestyle manager” to help with the booking of holidays, sourcing of event tickets and purchasing of gifts.
Costing from £10 per user per month, the cards can be configured to include a company logo, and employers can opt to limit certain perks to more senior or longer-serving members, or to unlock extra benefits as employee targets are reached.
CEO Barnaby Lashbrooke said the aim of the scheme was to “motivate employees and reward good work, but also to help employers stand out from rival firms, and attract the best candidates”.
The Beyond Card says that it already handles more than 20,000 tasks per month for over 250 clients, including IT Lab, with CEO Sebastian Gray commenting:
“The team here has responded very positively to a benefit system that has real applications to their day to day lives not just in work but outside of it too.”
For more information visit beyondconcierge.co.uk.
Report by Alex Peckham