Employee Benefits Awards 2013 shortlist announced

Asda, BMW, Hewlett-Packard, GlaxoSmithKline and Virgin Media are among the employers shortlisted for the Employee Benefits Awards 2013

The winners will be announced during a lunch-time ceremony at the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London on 7 June 2013. Book a table at the summer party.


Full Employee Benefits Awards 2013 shortlist:

Best car and travel benefits                                            

  • Asda – Asda Company Car Scheme (entered by Zenith)
  • Axa UK                                                    
  • BMW (UK) – Car and Travel – BMW Connected Drive                       
  • North Yorkshire County Council – Green Car Scheme (entered by Tusker)                        

Best healthcare and wellbeing benefits                                                

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch – MyWellbeing (entered by Roodlane Medical)
  • BMW (UK) – Health and Wellbeing – BMWellbeing. Live Well. Work Well                         
  • BNP Paribas – Help Yourself To Health                          
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP – Freshfields Wellbeing                                             
  • Hewlett-Packard – Fighting Cancer at HP (entered by HealthScreen UK)
  • Trolex – Inspire                        

Best stress management scheme                                                

  • AIG Europe – AIG Absence Management (entered by Jelf Employee Benefits)
  • BMW (UK) – Stress Management Programme – Mental Health and Wellbeing Services                          
  • Quintiles – Healthy U Healthy Q                                          

Best pensions change                                                

  • FirstGroup – The First UK Bus Pension Scheme                          
  • Marks and Spencer – Your M&S Pension Saving Plan                          
  • Marriott Hotels – Marriott Pension Plan – UK        
  • Morrisons – Morrisons Retirement Saver (entered by JLT Benefit Solutions)
  • Next (entered by Close Brothers)
  • Unilever – Unilever UK Pension Fund (entered by Anthony Hodges Consulting and First Actuarial LLP)

Best pension communications                                                

  • Admiral – The Admiral Pension (entered by Jelf Employee Benefits)
  • American Express – Smart Saving                          
  • Aviva – Aviva Staff Pension Scheme (entered by Towers Watson)
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises – Connect With Your Future (entered by Standard Life)
  • Marks and Spencer – Your M&S Pension Saving Plan         
  • Morrisons – Save Your Dough               
  • Samsung – Highlights (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)

Best DC pension default investments                                                

  • Associated British Foods – Associated British Foods Pension Scheme (entered by AllianceBernstein)
  • Browne Jacobson LLP – Browne Jacobson LLP Group Flexible Retirement Plan 
  • Finmeccanica UK – Finmeccanica FuturePlanner (entered by P-Solve)

Best workplace savings benefits                                                

  • GlaxoSmithKline – GSK TotalReward Shares and Savings                          
  • Hymans Robertson LLP – Hymans Robertson Workplace Savings                         

 Most motivational benefits                                                

  • Asda – Stars Recognition Programme (entered by P&MM)
  • British Gas – Simply Thank You Recognition Scheme (entered by P&MM)
  • Eli Lilly and Company – MyRecognition                          
  • McDonald’s Restaurants – Olympic Champion Crew                          
  • Transport for London – Make a Difference Employee Recognition Scheme (entered by Grass Roots Projectlink)                      
  • Whitbread: Costa Coffee – Costa Feel Good            

Best flexible benefits plan – large employer                                                

  • Bank of China (UK) – iBenefits (entered by Lorica Employee Benefits)
  • BMW (UK) – Flexible Benefits Plan – Choices                          
  • CSC – My Choices (entered by Benefex)
  • Direct Line Group – Reward Matters Online (entered by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Aon Hewitt)
  • JP Morgan – Elements (entered by Vebnet)
  • Northumbrian Water – Mybenefits                          
  • Santander UK – You Choose… Your Benefits                          
  • Severn Trent Water – Lifestyle (entered by Edenred)

Best flexible benefits plan – small employer                                                

  • Bibby Financial Services – Your Rewards (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)
  • Hymans Robertson LLP – [email protected]                          
  • Mayer Brown – My Benefit Choices (entered by Capita Employee Benefits)
  • NYSE Euronext – iChoose (entered by Helm Godfrey)

Best voluntary benefits plan                                                

  • Birmingham City Council – My Birmingham Rewards (entered by Asperity Employee Benefits)
  • British Airways and BA Clubs – Altitude Plus (entered by Next Jump)
  • BSkyB – Choose iPads (Sky Choices)                          
  • E.On UK – My Choice Everyday (entered by Benefex)
  • FirstGroup – First Xclusives (entered by Asperity Employee Benefits)
  • NHS – PScashback Black MasterCard card (entered by P&MM)
  • Nottingham City Council – Works Perks                        

Best employee share schemes                                                

  • Asda – Colleague Share Plans                          
  • BT Group – Saveshare UK and Directshare (entered by Equiniti)
  • Home Retail Group – Save As You Earn 2013                                                   
  • Smith and Nephew – Smith and Nephew UK and International Sharesave Plans (entered by Equiniti)
  • Whitbread – Whitbread Employee Sharesave Scheme                        

Best international benefits                                                

  • Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment – Just.rewards (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)
  • Merlin Entertainments – Merlin’s Global Mobility Programme                          
  • Smith and Nephew – Smith and Nephew International Sharesave Plans (entered by Equiniti)                                              

 Best benefits communications – small employer                                                 

  • Benefex – The Marvellous School of Benefits                          
  • Heineken UK – Benefits Strategy                          
  • Holiday Extras – My.extras (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)
  • ITV – One ITV – Communicating Reward (entered by Like Minds)
  • Kimberly-Clark – Konnected – Flexible Benefits Plan Launch (entered by Aon Hewitt)
  • Save the Children – Payroll Giving                        

 Best benefits communications – large employer                                                

  • E.On UK – My Choice DIY (entered by Benefex)
  • JP Morgan – Elements (entered by Vebnet)
  • Mondelez International – Great Rewards                          
  • Oracle – Select Benefits (entered by Secondsight)
  • Santander UK – You Choose… Your Benefits                             

Best work-life balance strategy                                                

  • Roche UK (entered by Mercer Marsh Benefits)
  • The Random House Group – Our House           

 Best total reward strategy                                               

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb – Your Total Reward (entered by Mercer Marsh Benefits)
  • Capital One – Let’s Make Lives Better                          
  • City Health Care Partnership CIC – Flextra Staff Benefits Portal (entered by Edenred)
  • MEC UK – Total Reward Strategy (entered by Aon Hewitt)

Best total reward statements                                                

  • Asda – Asda Total Package Website                          
  • HCA International – HCA Beneflex (entered by Mercer Marsh Benefits)
  • Merlin Entertainments – Global Total Reward Statement Project                          
  • Santander UK – You Choose… Your Benefits                          
  • Tesco – Tesco Benefit Reports                          
  • University of Lincoln – UOL – Total Reward Online Calculator                          
  • Virgin Media – Total Reward – It’s All Yours (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)

Best reward strategy aligned to business strategy                                                

  • Ashurst LLP – myRewards (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)
  • Bibby Financial Services – Your Rewards (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)
  • Goodman Masson – The Benefits Boutique                          
  • Nottingham City Council – Works Perks                          
  • Trolex – TrolExtraordinaire           

Most engaging benefits package                                                

  • Holiday Extras – My.extras (entered by Thomsons Online Benefits)
  • MEC UK – My Perks (entered by Aon Hewitt)
  • Northumbrian Water – Mybenefits                          
  • Roche UK – My Total Roche (entered by Mercer Marsh Benefits)                                         

Benefits team of the year                                                

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP                                                
  • Incisive Media (entered by Helm Godfrey)
  • Merlin Entertainments                                                
  • Nottingham City Council                                                

Employee benefits professional of the year                                                

  • Adam Brooke, employee benefits manager, JP Morgan                                                
  • Jim Cowan, head of benefits, Royal Bank of Scotland Group
  • Chris Coyne, group head of reward and HR services, City and Guilds 
  • Gary Dewin, director of pensions, the Co-operative Group
  • Breckon Jones, director of global benefits and strategic health, American Express Services           
  • Janine Sparks, senior reward manager, British Airways

See more information and book your place at the awards ceremony