Santander selects WorkAngel's Reward and Recognition platform

Santander is to enhance its offering for businesses by providing them with access to WorkAngel’s digital platform to drive employee engagement

Santander is to enhance its offering for businesses by providing them with access to WorkAngel’s digital platform to drive employee engagement    

London, UK, 22nd January 2016 – Santander UK plc has selected WorkAngel to provide its innovative reward and recognition platform to its Corporate and Commercial customers. The introducer agreement – which launched this week – will allow businesses to benefit from a three-month trial of the rewards-based platform, with employees receiving exclusive corporate rate discounts and cashback on online shopping.

WorkAngel is a fast-growing UK-based start-up that provides businesses with a digital platform – desktop and mobile – to increase employee engagement and retention through recognition, social communication, and employee benefits. Santander is the latest company to join some of the UK’s largest businesses using the WorkAngel platform, including Tesco Hospitality, Serco, Capita, Worldpay, and Ceridian.

Stephen Dury, Managing Director, SME Markets and Business Development at Santander Corporate & Commercial, comments: “From working closely with ambitious businesses we can see the benefit of effective employee engagement and retention on business growth and success. The innovative digital service offered by WorkAngel is designed to help businesses engage and reward their teams which is why we are delighted to increase the support we can offer our customers through this new introducer agreement.”

Jamie True, Founder and CEO of WorkAngel, comments: “Employee engagement has become a key challenge facing global businesses, with 87% of respondents to a 2015 Deloitte study on culture and engagement believing the issue is “important”. With poor communication of benefits estimated to cost UK businesses £2.7billion per year, employee engagement should be at the top of any businesses agenda – large or small – to ensure the greatest chance of success.”

“By offering a platform that can be easily accessed through desktop and mobile, employees of Santander’s Corporate & Commercial customers now have the opportunity to use the latest cutting edge technology to access exclusive and corporate discounts. As mobile becomes ubiquitous – with more than 2.1 billion global smartphone users – it is essential for forward-thinking companies to deploy mobile-first solutions. This agreement with Santander is the first of its kind, signaling the financial services provider’s commitment to supporting the UK business ecosystem.”

Santander’s Corporate & Commercial customers can sign up to the scheme by visiting https://www.santandercb.co.uk/workangel 

About WorkAngel
Founded in January 2013, WorkAngel (www.workangel.com) is changing how companies large and small improve employee engagement, staff retention and team culture. Its mobile-first platform offers communication, collaboration and social recognition tools for businesses, combining this with a bespoke employee benefits and rewards programme. CEO and Founder Jamie True is a serial entrepreneur.

About Santander

Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its 1|2|3 products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. As at 30 June 2015, Santander UK was the most switched to bank, attracting 1 in 4 new retail customers. The bank serves more than 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees and operates through 900 branches and 68 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

WorkAngel new business enquiries:
T: +44 (0)203 567 5900
E: hello@workangel.com

WorkAngel media enquiries: 
T: +44 (0)203 642 1124
E: WorkAngel@gingermaypr.com 

Santander media enquiries:
Bijal Tanna / Leonora Burtenshaw
T: +44 (0)207 756 4189 /+44 (0)207 756 4543
E: Bijal.tanna@santander.co.uk / Leonora.burtenshaw@santander.co.uk 

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