Wiggin launch flexible benefits with thomsons online benefits

From: thomsons online benefits
Published: Mon Oct 03 2005

Wiggin LLP are a rapidly expanding specialist media law firm who focus exclusively on film, music, sport, gaming, technology, broadcast and publishing. In August, they introduced flexible benefits for their employees who are based in Cheltenham.

Since the majority of Wiggin’s clients are UK or US listed, they felt it was important to offer their employees a cutting edge benefits package whilst also offering the lifestyle attraction of living in Cheltenham. As they seek to recruit employees in a fiercely competitive environment, they wanted to implement flexible benefits to differentiate themselves in the legal sector where flexible benefits are rarely offered.

To design and implement their flexible benefits scheme, Wiggin chose thomsons online benefits.

Wiggin offered their employees a range of flexible benefits including private medical insurance, pension, childcare vouchers, holiday, and tax free bicycles, together with core benefits such as life cover and permanent health insurance. They also introduced a range of voluntary benefits offering employees discounts on a range of products and services including gym membership, eye care vouchers, dental insurance, financial health check, personal loans, holidays, travel insurance, spa days, wine club and baby products.

thomsons online benefits implemented their "Perquisite™" software branded in keeping with the Wiggin corporate identity to enable employees to select and enrol into their benefits, and then to view and manage them on an ongoing basis.

Wiggin now plan to continue to grow and develop the scheme and will be adding a tax free PC option in the next few months.

John Banister, COO of Wiggin comments: "The most striking thing for me about the launch of this project has been the clarity now available to employees regarding the range of benefits available to them. Offering a cutting edge package that is flexible will help in our bid to attract and retain the talent that we need to sustain our business growth".

"We selected thomsons online benefits as our partner in this project because of the depth of their experience and knowledge in the flexible benefits arena. Their ability to provide a combination of both consultancy and technology meant we could rely on them to guide us through the entire process".

About Wiggin LLP

Wiggin is a blue chip media law firm which specialises in broadcasting, technology, music, publishing, sport, defamation, gaming and has recognised strengths in litigation, defamation, corporate, property and employment matters all with a strong media sector focus. The firm has offices in London and Cheltenham and provides high level legal services to international corporate clients in the media, communications, entertainment, sport and technology sectors. The commercial litigation team has a particular focus on the media sector, including defamation, copyright, trademarks, passing off and contractual disputes. The team acts for major book, magazine and newspaper publishers, broadcasters and media insurers. www.wiggin.co.uk

For further information please contact:

Paul Jaffa
Tel :0207 689 5545
About thomsons online benefits
thomsons online benefits was founded in 2000 to revolutionise the way that benefits are administered and communicated. They have won the following awards "Corporate Adviser of the Year" in the Money Marketing Financial Services Awards 2004 and 2005, "Most Effective Use of an International Benefits Strategy" in the Employee Benefits Awards 2004, "Advanced Supply Chain Integration" National Innovation category and "E-business" for London region in the DTI Ecommerce Awards 2004. thomsons online benefits is an appointed representative of AWD Consultancy Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Further information can be found at www.thomsonsonlinebenefits.com
For more information contact:
Caroline O’Keeffe
Tel: 020 7802 5855
Email: press@t-bx.com

Company: thomsons online benefits
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