Becoming an employer of choice

Flexicare is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of medical devices with a focus on anaesthesia, respiratory and urology products. The company sells to over 105 countries internationally and has in-house manufacturing in China, Sri Lanka and the UK.

Flexicare has a real concern for its employees and a desire to make its business a great place to work. Could there be a better reason for introducing our employee benefits platform, happypeople?

Marc Davies

Financial Director

We chose happypeople because of the platform, and the people behind it. Other providers had less flexibility and experience - they didn’t really understand why we wanted to offer benefits. To a man and woman, everyone at PES was knowledgeable, and shared our vision.

What were the challenges?

  • Attracting and retaining the best people in a competitive market.
  • Flexicare had limited existing benefits which it wanted to build upon.
  • There was no online platform to promote visibility and engagement with employee benefits.
  • The business needed help to select a variety of flexible benefits that staff would value, in a package that would be affordable.

“For us, it wasn’t necessarily about getting the best quote – it was about designing a flexible benefits structure that would meet the needs of a small but diverse workforce. We needed something different, and that’s why we chose happypeople.”

How did PES help?

Launching an employee benefits platform was a first for Flexicare, and we were delighted to help. Here’s what we delivered.

  • An intuitive, online employee benefits platform, customised with their own logo and colours.
  • Access to Perks at Work, our discounted online shopping portal, included free with happypeople.
  • Advice on selecting a competitive range of core and voluntary benefits that would be an excellent fit for Flexicare’s employees.

“We want to attract the best people within our industry. Developing a strong team at all levels is vital to the growth of our business, and happypeople helps us do that.”

What else did we offer?

  • Professional, regulated broking for their group health and risk products from PES Health, including life assurance, private medical insurance and a health cash plan.
  • Creative employee communications, designed and delivered by our in-house experts.
  • Support throughout the whole process from our dedicated account managers and their teams.

“Implementation went really well. The project management was outstanding. It’s rare to encounter a whole team who are so on top of everything, with the ability to chase so politely!”

Marc Davies

Financial Director

Employee communications has been great. PES held benefits roadshows tailored to different employees. People can forget about benefits like a cash plan or shopping perks, but within days of asking we had additional communications to help us keep up the momentum.

What was the result?

  • Smooth implementation of the scheme within 12 weeks.
  • Well-attended on-site benefits day, organised by our communications team for Flexicare employees.
  • 100% of employees have registered with happypeople.
  • 84% of employees have registered with Perks at Work, our online shopping portal.

“Flexicare is a responsible employer and we do what’s right for our people. I’m delighted that we now have a benefits package with something for everyone.”

Can we help?

We’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch to find out how happypeople can help your business.