One of our clients is a small, family-run business, with the husband and wife at the helm. They came to us looking to save money in their private lives to make running a business easier and take some financial pressure off. They knew they’d be employing more people in the long-term but couldn’t offer top-rate salaries. With this in mind, they started to consider financial work perks.
What was the challenge?
Before signing up, we had to make sure Benefits Cloud would actually make a difference to their finances. As a small company they didn’t have the luxury of being able to spend lots of money trying a platform out. They also needed to make cutbacks in their private lives whilst going through a period of change at work. We looked at where they spend their money, and how Benefits Cloud offers could make a difference on an annual basis.
Benefits Cloud worked well for them in this situation because they’re a micro-company. This means their membership is free as there are 5 or less employees at the company. So, not only have they made significant annual savings but they’re not paying out to make the most of these benefits.
Food: On average, the family were spending £100 a week in Sainsbury’s
Holidays: October half-term holiday in a lodge in Cornwall
Presents: A pair of Air Pods for Christmas for their son
Extras: A bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day
Annual Savings with Benefits Cloud:
Food: By using a Sainsbury’s Gift Card to pay for their weekly shopping, the family save 4% or £4.00 per week. This equates to an annual saving of £208
Holidays: The family saved 19% (£110) on a lodge for 5 nights in Padstow, Cornwall through Cottage Stay UK.
Presents: £20 saved on Air Pods, thanks to a 10% discount
Extras: Mother’s Day flowers were discounted by 25%, saving £10