Here they are - the winners of the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2019...
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The awards were presented on 5 September 2019 at a glittering gala dinner at London's Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square hosted by comedian and radio presenter Greg Burns.
The awards - which are now in their 7th year - recognised the employers which have the best benefits teams and offerings to staff and have done the most to improve these over the past 12 months.
In addition, the awards rewarded the best pension and benefit providers - recognising those that have done the most to help employers and their staff over the past year.
To find out more about the awards - and register to receive information about next year's awards, visit: http://events.wsandb.co.uk/awards
The winners of the 2019 awards are:
Best Benefits Strategy / Innovation of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner on its innovative salary advance scheme which has resulted in clear benefits for employees
Highly Commended: e.surv Chartered Surveyors part of LSL Property Services
e.surv Chartered Surveyors part of LSL Property Services
The HudsonBec Group
Best Pensions Strategy of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner for successfully completing a four-year change programme to design an innovative new DC scheme and embed a financial wellness strategy
Best Communications / Engagement Initiative of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner was commended for its very well managed communications to support a very sensitive and complex change
Winner: Schneider Electric
Highly Commended: Capgemini
Bank of England
Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Strategy of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner for its "holistic approach to wellbeing"
Highly Commended: London Borough of Waltham Forest
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Royal Mail Group
The Hyde Group
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Best Financial Education Strategy
Judges' Comments: Judges were impressed at how the winner had set up financial education programme to deliver a programme of education across 4,000 colleagues and 1,500 key leaders.
Best Flexible Benefits Strategy
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner for the way in which it had taken an outdated package and developed it into one that was both "innovative and engaging".
Winner: Aspen Insurance
Tokio Marine Kiln
Best Mental Health Wellbeing Strategy
Judges' Comments: Judges commended the winner in this category - praising it for "setting the bar high for the contribution an employer can make".
Winner: Royal Mail Group
Royal Mail Group
Consultant and Provider Awards
Employee Benefit Consultant of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner was praised for a strong entry, its innovative app and for having a "genuine focus on health and wellbeing".
Pension Consultant of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges were impressed by the winner's entry which they said focussed not just on the client but also on the member - demonstrating both the value of its offering to business and a variety of tools for employers and employees
Highly Commended: Hymans Robertson
Barker Tatham Investment Consultants
Benefits Innovation of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner for developing an innovative and "sound" product that really engages both employer and employees
Winner: Salary Finance
Employee Benefits Collective
One4all Gift Cards
Benefit Communications Initiative of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner was praised by judges for its "fresh multi-channel approach" and its innovative approach to personalisation
Legal & General
Best Use of Technology for Benefits Award
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner for an "easy to implement solution" that is "incredibly well received" by the end-user.
Winner: Zest Technology
One4all Gift Cards
Car Scheme Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges commended the winner for its commitment to environmentally friendly solutions and its great customer service
Financial Education Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner was praised for the way in which it had combined financial coaching and financial planning technology to help employees
Continuum Financial Services
Group Risk Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner was praised for "offering much more than just financial protection" and for demonstrating its "commitment to workplace wellbeing".
Aviva Group Protection
Health Cash Plan Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner was commended for its ongoing innovation as well as for the way in which it has "lobbied for change in the sector" over the past year
Health and Wellbeing Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner for a "stand-out" entry and commended it for "making a real difference to people's health and lives".
Winner: Healthy Performance
Highly Commended: Aviva UK Health
Aviva UK Health
Pension Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges were impressed with the technology used by the winner in this category, particularly its app and its development of an Alexa skill
Highly Commended: PensionBee
Legal & General Investment Management
Salvus Master Trust
Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner of this category was praised for the way in which it has helped "make it easy for employers to do the right thing for their staff and their businesses"
Winner: Legal & General
Legal & General
Mental Health Initiative Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges said the winner put forward an excellent submission, had a comprehensive set of solutions available and demonstrated the ability to build a bespoke multi-year plan for clients
International Benefits Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: The winner was praised for its "great customer focus" and the way in which it manages to "sound and feel personal" despite the size of its organisation.
Winner: Aetna International
Generali Global Health
Share Scheme Provider of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges said the winner demonstrated how it added value by helping its clients and their employees achieve the maximum from their share plans.
YBS Share Plans
Workplace Savings and Benefits Initiative of the Year
Judges' Comments: Judges praised the winner for its growing suite of salary-linked benefits that are helping both employers and employees
Winner: Salary Finance
iCOM Reward Works
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