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P&O Ferries operate an employee incentive scheme called ‘Tribal Wars’. Created to inject healthy competition within the call centre, teams are encouraged to reach sales targets with a winning team being treated to a meal out each month. Annually the overall winners enjoy a day trip to London including a theatre visit, sightseeing and dinner, all courtesy of Leisure Vouchers.
“We celebrate team work by incentivising call centre staff with Leisure Vouchers. Winning teams enjoy dinner out together at a choice of restaurants. Only leisure and experience rewards can offer that time together that strengthens working relationships – retail vouchers or white goods just don’t have the same appeal.”
Table for 15,000 please. This was Nationwide’s challenge when they wanted to thank colleagues from branches and admin centres around the UK for their part in achieving a company milestone. Leisure Vouchers was literally the only company that could rise to the brief. With a choice of national restaurant chains, the leading voucher brand could accommodate all employees by arranging a series of dinners in similar venues across the UK, ensuring all 15,000 valued employees received the same fantastic experience.
“We approached Acorne Rewards with the tightest of deadlines to organise dinner for 15,000 colleagues! Not only did they rise to the challenge, but pulled out all the stops to support our team with marketing and fulfilment support. I don’t think there’s another company in the UK that could have provided this service and they were great to work with too.”
When Wickes Building Supplies launched a mystery shopper programme, the company incorporated an on-the-spot reward element to recognise staff going out of their way to offer helpful service and friendly customer advice. The ‘Customer First’ initiative had a massively positive effect on employee performance and engagement.
“With a nationwide network of redemption opportunities, Leisure Vouchers was a perfect reward choice for our UK-wide programme engaging colleagues in stores across the country. Employees loved receiving Leisure Vouchers to treat themselves on the company.”
“With approved centres across the UK, communication is one of our toughest challenges and we try to overcome this by arranging regular group meetings to share important industry updates.
Attendance is always a challenge but working with the Acorne Rewards team we achieved almost 100% attendance with an invitation our male dominated audience just couldn’t refuse.
Acorne used their industry contacts to arrange a gathering at Silverstone circuit followed by an afternoon of team activities including a circuit drive in the Lotus Exige, a high speed passenger ride and Skid Control Class or Auto Time trial. The day was a huge success and will be talked about for years to come!”
At Virgin Management employees will always come first. As part of their innovative employee benefits programme the company offer a choice of birthday gifts to thank individuals for their hard work.
Acorne’s creative team produced a personalised birthday card from Richard Branson, which was designed to enclose a Virgin Experience Days Gift Card.
“We wanted to encourage employees to look at things differently/go out and do something different on their birthday in line with the Virgin values of fun and innovation. We originally spoke to Acorne to discuss using the Virgin Experience Days Gift Card and were delighted when they came up with a fantastically creative birthday card design to enclose it. Our ‘V Treat’ birthday experiences have gone down an absolute storm with staff who can celebrate their special day by doing anything from enjoying afternoon tea to a thrilling rally driving day.”
National restaurant group Nando’s aim to ensure each and every customer visit is the best it can be. The restaurant brand knows its employees are key to making this happen and have a strong programme of staff rewards to recognise and retain talent.
As part of this programme, the company mark all employees first work anniversary with a gift of Leisure Vouchers.
“We chose Leisure Vouchers because the it gives our Nandocas (aka Nando’s employees) a range of options to choose from. Ultimately though, we want to give them the choice to enjoy time out where and when they want, and Leisure Vouchers allow us to do that.
It’s a simple ordering process and Acorne Rewards take care of everything from administration to picking, packing and delivering every single award safely and on time.
“Acorne Rewards offer us the best employee benefits on experience days available across the UK. But more than that, including Virgin Experience Days in our offer really helps keep the programme relevant. Many employee benefits can be quite dry, but Virgin Experience Days are always topical and provide great headlines to keep us front of mind.
The Acorne Rewards team will always go that extra mile. We recently ran a joint promotion with Cottages4U, highlighting holiday cottages across the UK and the exciting experience days you could enjoy in each area.”
“Working with Acorne Rewards makes our life a lot easier. First, the sheer breadth of brands and opportunities available for our members is unrivalled and secondly, they provide customer service and fulfilment support for the Virgin Experience Days and Leisure Vouchers brands we work with, which is a huge time saving for us.”
CSMA Club is one of the UK’s largest membership organisations, offering a wide range of exclusive benefits to 290,000 members. We carefully select discounts and offers from well-known brands from insurance companies to holidays or simply cutting the cost of your next cinema trip.
“Acorne’s suite of leisure brands offer multiple locations across the UK which really works for our members who are spread throughout the country."
“But more than that, the business team at Acorne constantly keep us up to date with special offers and new products, which in turn help us to keep our schemes current and impactful when talking to members.”
Bosch Home Appliances launched The Winning Line range of energy and water saving appliances with a customer incentive of a £100 Virgin Experience Day Gift Card for all purchases made before a certain date.
“We wanted to create an impact at the launch and encourage sales and brand awareness in the few months following the launch while interest and pr around the energy and water saving benefits of our products remained high."
“Offering access to the Virgin Experience Days range of experience days added a lot of fizz and excitement to the purchase of new kitchen appliances. Our customers really bought into it.”
Princes offered shoppers a two for one deal on days out in a major on pack promotion designed to drive sales of tuna.
As part of the Perfect Day promotion, 2.5 million canned tuna four packs included a unique code for shoppers to take advantage of 2 for 1 deals on Virgin Experience Days activities including Go Karting and Paintballing.
Shoppers who used the code were also entered into a prize draw to win up to £250 Virgin Experience Days vouchers and money off Princes products. The promotion created in store interest for tuna and helped drive sales across the fish range.
It was Christmas when Virgin Trains decided to say a spontaneous ‘thank you’ to its top 1,000 customers. Each lucky traveller received a Virgin Experience Days Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two, which can be enjoyed at multiple locations throughout the UK.
“We wanted to give a thoughtful gift, a special treat, simply to say thank you for putting your trust in us and continually choosing our service. They are busy people, so we agreed we wanted to give them something they could enjoy away from the commute, with friends or family. Virgin Trains travel to destinations up and down the country so the multiple redemption opportunities of the Afternoon Tea gift was perfect and redemption figures showed it was incredibly popular too. It will definitely be on our Christmas list again!”
The AA values its customers, each and every one of them. And that’s why AA Rewards was set up – to reward valued customers for their loyalty. Today more than 6 million members have access to fantastic benefits, discounts and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
“Our members love the Virgin Experience Days special offers they have access to via AA Rewards. We have worked very closely with Acorne over the years and the team are great at offering competitions and other promotions to keep members engaged”.
When approached by a major high street bank to provide the rewards for a long service award programme as well as a higher achievers loyalty programme, Acorne used its wide variety of products and services to offer an unrivalled rewards package. Virgin Experience Days provided a number of popular key experiences to share with a friend within the UK as well as European and Long Haul City Breaks.
Employee feedback was incredibly positive with almost 100% saying they felt proud and delighted to have been acknowledged in this way. The flexibility of the scheme was a big hit, with many emphasising ease of booking, personal service, great organisation and adaptability as key benefits of booking their reward through the Acorne team.
As one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the UK, retaining and attracting the top talent from the industry is important to Lloyds Pharmacy. Long Service Awards form an integral part of their reward & recognition scheme.
As a nationwide chain, with staff located across the UK, the local pharmacy chain needed a reward with nationwide appeal. Leisure Vouchers were the perfect choice with more than 5,000 locations to enjoy spending them, while dealing with Acorne Rewards makes for a convenient order and despatch process.
When Mcvities launched its I Love Jaffa Cakes campaign to encourage family purchases, Virgin Experience Days featured on 18 million multipacks of the popular biscuits. McVities ran a text-to-win promotion, giving away £30,000 worth of Virgin Experience Days with a top prize of a family holiday in Florida. The promotion also ran online with a dedicated web site offering customer the chance to win additional Virgin Experience Days prizes and all consumers received a discount code to use on the Virgin Experience Days web site. This on pack promotion was hugely successful at driving multipack sales.
Acorne Rewards take care of everything…
Experience days added a lot of fizz and excitement
I don’t think there’s another company in the UK that could have provided this service
Leisure Vouchers was a perfect reward choice for our UK-wide programme
Our members love the Virgin Experience Days special offers…