Employee perks firm moves to Leeds

Perkz MD David Tedford.
Perkz MD David Tedford.
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​EMPLOYEE benefits firm Perkz is to set up its headquarters in Leeds after being sold to larger rival IBH.

​Perkz offers thousands of employees discounts at stores like Tesco and House of Fraser​ and money off holidays with Eurocamp and SuperBreak.

​Its clients include Centrica, Honda, Age UK, University of Manchester, Tesco, PSA​,​ Peugeot Citroen and Biffa.​ Companies sign up to the ​Perkz ​online employee benefits platform​ ​in order to reward staff.

IBH​ already owns Reward Gateway​, another employee benefits firm that counts McDonald’s, Sky, ​American Express​, ​Aviva, Diageo and Heineken among its clients.

IBH said the move to Leeds is a strategic business decision as it believes there is a lot of potential in the city and will allow the business to be closer to its clients and provide a better service.

Leeds is the home town of Joe Gaunt, who will take on the role of managing director at Perkz. Mr Gaunt is a mentor at Leeds University and he said that there is a lot of talent in the area.