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Vivup and clients win big at the 2023 Employee Benefits Awards!

Sinead Murphy Jul 7, 2023 8:29:33 AM

We’re thrilled to announce our recent success at the 2023 Employee Benefits Awards ceremony, where we won two prestigious accolades on behalf of our own organisation and one of our valued clients. What’s more, our clients were also highly commended in two other categories!   

As one of the most esteemed events in the employee benefits space, the Employee Benefits Awards celebrate and showcase the many accomplishments of the HR, reward, and benefits community.  

That’s why we were so proud to be recognised as Best Supplier to Work for: An award which recognises organisations who provide their benefits offering internally for their workforce to position themselves as an employer of choice.  

The judges described Vivup as "an organisation you can learn from". They were impressed with the way in which we listen to our people before acting, particularly during recent times of significant change. Vivup operates a people first strategy, with the aim of growing the business from the bottom up and supporting employees with the tools for career ownership and progression.   

 Unsurprisingly, employees continually rate Vivup highly as an employer. 

 The judges said:

"This is an organisation that clearly cares deeply about how it supports and develops its workforce' 

Simon Moyle, Vivup’s CEO commented on the win: 

 "All our staff work incredibly hard and if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be the business we are. We genuinely listen to our team, do what they need and invest in them. Over the past four years there have been many internal promotions and we’ve put people through training programmes. Every single thing we offer to our customers is offered to our staff; it’s about the here and now and also about the future."

Along with this fantastic award, we were thrilled that our valued client, Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust won the category for Best Public Sector Benefits. The Judges had this to say about the entry: 

Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust was judged to be a clear winner due to its commitment to its benefits and reward strategy, which is considered to be unusual in the public sector. The judges commented that it was clear the employer was trying to think of everyone through its strategy and was making a concerted effort to do everything within budget. Implementing and operating an effective benefits strategy within the NHS can be challenging, particularly in the current economic climate.  

The results speak for themselves. 100% of the trust’s workforce is registered with its benefits portal, up from less than 50% in February 2022. The organisation has also seen significant cost savings from its use of salary sacrifice arrangements and its move away from a paper-based voucher recognition scheme, which has enabled it to further invest in its reward and benefits provision. 

Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust said: 

 "It’s absolutely amazing to have won. For the NHS, it’s been a really difficult few years, so to get this award after everything that we’ve tried to do to help the workforce, is great” 

To top off an amazing day, our clients Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board and Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust were highly commended in the following categories:  

Best Benefits to Support Menopause - Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board 

Best Voluntary Benefits - Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust 

We’d like to thank the Employee Benefits Awards for their continued dedication to recognising shining stars within the HR and employee wellbeing space. The competition was fierce, but we were overjoyed with our wins and thrilled on behalf of our clients. 

Roll on next year!