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Virgin Active launches employee reward and recognition scheme

Virgin Active

  • World’s leading health club rolls out Each Person across all 42 UK health clubs
  • Each Person is an employee reward, recognition and retail discount scheme, powered by epoints
  • Employees are recognised with digital ecards and rewarded with the epoints currency which can be spent on a wide range of rewards
  • Employees are given free membership to epoints, the exclusive shopping platform that offers at least an extra 10% discount at trusted online retailers 

Oct 19 – Virgin Active, the world’s largest health club, has announced its partnership with Each Person, the employee reward, recognition and retail discount scheme, powered by epoints. The scheme is being rolled out across Virgin Active’s 43 UK health clubs, with the aim of improving employee satisfaction and motivation among almost 1500 employees. 

Emma Thomas, Head of People at Virgin Active, said: “Our employees are passionate and work hard to exceed customer expectations. The gym sector is very competitive and our people are integral to the success of the company. To ensure our members enjoy the very best experience at our health clubs, we understand the importance of ensuring each and every employee feels valued.” 

Each Person enables companies to reward and recognise teams and individuals for meeting objectives and demonstrating behaviours that are aligned with core business values. Managers can send digital ecards to individuals or departments as a simple non-monetary acknowledgement and can attach the epoints currency to ecards as a reward. epoints can be spent on a wide range of products and experiences in the epoints shop.

Through the scheme, each employee will also be given a free membership to epoints, the shopping platform which offers exclusively lower prices at trusted retailers. With epoints, employees will enjoy at least an extra 10% discount on their online shopping at retailers such as John Lewis, Debenhams, Currys, Argos, B&Q, Amazon and many more. 

“Historically, our employee reward scheme was relatively ad-hoc, manual and admin heavy,” continues Emma. “Each Person’s digital solution is simple to use for both managers and employees. It includes many valuable tools, such as reports on recognition across the business and reminders of special occasions, such as birthdays or work anniversaries for managers. It is a compelling benefit scheme, providing the widest choice of rewards and cost savings to our employees.”

Matt Norbury, CEO and Founder of Each Person and epoints, said: “From working with the team at Virgin Active, I know that they pride themselves on being able to provide club members with true expertise and, as such, expect their employees to deliver the very best service to members. By using the Each Person recognition and reward platform to reward achievements in a positive and engaging manner, we are confident that Virgin Active employees will be much more motivated to strive towards this goal.”

The epoints currency can also be collected outside the workplace as part of an employee’s everyday activity via the epoints app. Employees can top up their epoints through simple activities such as shopping online or playing games. The epoints currency can also be purchased online and gifted to and from friends and family. 

Matt concludes: “As a fellow entrepreneurial company, we are delighted to be working with Virgin Active and are very much looking forward to developing our relationship with them further.”

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About Each Person and epoints 

Each Person is the recognition, reward and employee discount scheme, powered by epoints. The scheme helps businesses connect better with employees by showing them appreciation in a positive and engaging way.

Employees can use the Each Person recognition and reward platform to recognise each other with digital ecards and they can attach the epoints currency as a special reward. The recognition and rewards platform can also be used to remind managers of important dates such as long service anniversaries or birthdays. With its real-time reporting dashboard, companies can also use the platform to monitor recognition and rewards activity taking place within the organisation.

Each Person is the only employee scheme powered by epoints, the hassle-free shopping platform which offers exclusively lower prices at trusted online retailers. With epoints, employees receive free membership to the epoints platform (usually costing £24/ annum plus a £50 joining fee) where they’ll enjoy an extra 10 – 15% discount at major UK retailers such as Amazon, Currys, John Lewis, B&Q, Superdrug and many more. 

About Virgin Active 

Virgin Active’s first club opened in the UK in 1999 and is part of the Virgin Group, founded by Sir Richard Branson. Since then it has grown to become the leading international global health club operator with over 1.4 million members and over 250 clubs spanning four continents and ten countries (South Africa, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Namibia, Botswana, Thailand and Singapore). Virgin Active’s purpose is to make exercise irresistible, by providing its members with leading expertise, superb innovation and the best clubs. 

 

 

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