About us

Since 2001, we’ve been helping HR managers, finance directors, operations directors and business owners make their people happy. Why? Because happy people mean happy business. This is our company mantra, and we live by it.

Creating a fabulous employee experience is something of an art. We like to think we’ve mastered it with our great range products and services. At the heart of our offering sits happypeople, a sophisticated employee benefits solution built on our own software. Our in-house technicians can fine-tune the product to give our clients what they really need.

Employee benefits software is a big part of employee happiness. So too are market-leading health and risk benefits,* great employee communications, workplace wellbeing and innovative HR. That’s why we offer all of these as well, helping to make our clients attractive employers who value and keep the very best people.

We’re an ambitious company and we’ve been rewarded with significant investment – which is great, because we want to  keep on growing! We really understand the highs and lows of building a business, making us the ideal partner to share your journey and celebrate your most important asset – your people.

We support businesses with up to 1,500 employees. For us, every client counts. We’ll work as an extension of your team, delivering real results while keeping you – and your people – happy.

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Our Values

How do we do things here at PES? Find out what makes us tick by taking a look at our values.
Do the right thing We are empathetic with a professional approach and we do the right thing with determination, integrity and respect.
Fun approach
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We have fun at work and with our clients. Our ethos is that happy people make for a happy business.
Working together We work with our clients as part of their team. We are thorough and determined in all that we do.
Refreshingly different We are refreshingly helpful and we challenge the norm as well as inspiring and innovating.

Our fantastic leadership team

Meet the people who steer the ship and keep us – and our clients – happy.

Ben is our managing director, making sure we deliver excellent service and great value for money. He’s a former clay pigeon shooting champion – excellent at meeting targets!

Ben Merrison Head of getting things done

Cathy advises, supports and guides senior management on the HR challenges and opportunities they face. She’s pragmatic, professional and – after 25 years in HR – unshockable.

Cathy Monaghan Head of refreshingly different HR

When Ian set up PES way back in 2001, it was a lonely attic space…today it’s a thriving company with more than 200 clients. Ian is our visionary who drives the business forward.

Ian Rummels Head of thinking and possibilities

Sam heads up the fabulous PES development team and takes responsibility for the smooth running and enhancement of the happypeople platform, making sure that all users have the best possible experience.

Sam Crabb Head of web product development

Andy is responsible for our client relationships, making sure that our customers and their employees have the very best experience with happypeople – and enjoy working with us too.

Andy Bettell Head of employee benefits

Paul is an expert in group health and risk benefits. His job is to secure the most appropriate regulated cover for our clients while delivering savings wherever possible.

Paul Dunsford Lead health and group risk adviser

Duncan is our financial benefits expert and a self-confessed pension nerd. He demystifies the world of pensions and helps our clients create a culture of financial wellbeing for their employees.

Duncan Reeves Head of corporate pensions

Mary’s role at PES is to look after money matters and help the business grow. She’s organised, detailed and balanced – everything you need from an outstanding finance director.

Mary Short Finance director

Debbie delivers our workplace wellbeing services. She holds an MSc in Workplace Wellbeing and is a qualified mental health first aid trainer. She’s also a health benefits expert who knows how to make employee benefits integral to wellbeing.

Debbie Kleiner Head of workplace happiness
Happy people
I’ve found it refreshingly different working for a company which uses its values every day to increase staff wellbeing.
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Excellent project management
PES is a one-stop-shop that does everything really well. Their project management support has been second to none.
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Reduced administration
PES technology has slashed our HR admin time. It’s so easy to use and has transformed the way we deliver employee benefits.
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PES is a great place to work. We provide lots of wellbeing initiatives for our own staff, an amazing package of employee benefits and top notch HR. When it comes to happy people, happy business, we practise what we preach.

Current Vacancies:

Feel you can make a contribution? Then please get in touch. Send an email and your CV to Jax, telling us why you’re interested in us and why you think you’d fit in: jackie.smith@wearepes.co.uk.

Corporate social responsibility

Our inventive staff can be found cycling, baking, pancake-flipping, sky-diving, midnight walking, running and many more wierd and wonderful activities in support of worthy causes.

This year we’re proud to be supporting two fantastic charities.

2 Wish Upon a Star, which provides bereavement support for families who have suddenly and traumatically lost a child or young adult aged 25 years and under.

Above & Beyond, a local charity raising funds for Bristol city centre hospitals.