Perkbox is a cloud-based employee perks and engagement platform for business of all sizes, giving employers and employees a range of great perks, social reward and recognition tools and health and wellness platforms that help employers promote the financial, emotional and physical wellbeing of their team.
Perkbox was set up with the belief that the best companies to work for look after their teams and value their staff. The most successful businesses are comprised of people who are engaged, satisfied and loyal. Providing perks and engagement tools helps build stronger teams and incentivises workers to aspire to greatness.
Founded in 2015, Perkbox has since grown to become the UK’s leading voluntary benefits provider, was recently named no.2 in the Startups100 Index of fastest growing startups in the UK, and was this year selected as a Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For.
Why A New Office Was Opened In Sheffield
The opening of the office forms part of Perkbox’s national expansion plans following a successful year of business, in which the company won a number of industry awards and became Seedrs’ second biggest crowdfunding round thus far, raising £4.353 million attracting funding from both the crowd as well as Draper Esprit, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms.
Wayne Adams, Operations Manager, Perkbox said: “The company’s Sheffield operation will play an integral role in the brand's future development. Having a base in the North of the country will also help the business to break out of the capital and expand nationwide. As an international city Sheffield has two world class universities with a vast talent pool, Sheffield was identified as the perfect location in which to base the brand’s second office and realise the business’ strong growth ambitions.
Sheffield has the right type of talent – there are great universities here, so lots of talented graduates, but also people who already have expertise in operations, working in contact centres, customer service and customer happiness environments. This access to talent, the low cost of office rent and the fact it’s just over two hours on the train from London makes Sheffield an ideal location for Perkbox to achieve these goals".
Perkbox plans to create as many as 100 jobs by the end of 2017