Leeds tech scene Perkz up

Leeds tech scene Perkz up

A leading online employee benefits platform is set to relocate to Leeds providing yet another boost to the city’s buoyant tech sector.

Perkz works with businesses across the UK to offer employees discount with retailers across the UK, allowing employees to make their pay cheques stretch further.

Its core clients include Centrica, Honda, Age UK, University of Manchester, Tesco (Ireland), PSA Peugeot Citroën and Biffa.

The move to Leeds follows the firm’s acquisition by International Benefits Holdings (IBH), the owners of Reward Gateway and investors in HR employee engagement software.

Glenn Elliott, founder of Reward Gateway and International Benefits Holdings, said: “This acquisition is an important milestone in our story.

“Perkz offers fantastic value to its customers through its much-loved discounts offering and now as part of the IBH portfolio, we can offer a wider range of products for companies of all sizes and have the solutions in place for those businesses at the start of their engagement strategy to companies looking for the complete integrated technology package.”

David Tedford, founder of Perkz, added: “We’re delighted that Perkz is set to enter the next phase of its journey as part of the IBH family, I’m confident that in Glenn’s hands, the business will continue to put its customers at the heart of everything it does.

“I was impressed by Reward Gateway’s values, as well as its open honest culture - and felt that it is very much aligned to the Perkz philosophy.”

Tedford, who founded Perkz in 2003, will be stepping back from the Perkz business to spend time with his family.