Thursday, 30 January 2014

Busy Bees Benefits Maintains Quality Management Standard

Employee benefits provider, Busy Bees Benefits is delighted to have retained its ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard.

ISO 9001 sets out the requirements of a quality management system and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, services which consistently meet customer’s requirements, leadership, internal processes, effective decision making and ensuring that quality is consistently improved.

Head of Operations, Louise Wesley said “The auditor was impressed with all aspects of our business and how we “plan, do, check and act”. Maintenance of this rigorous standard demonstrates Busy Bees Benefits’ efficiency and effectiveness and our commitment to customers, ensuring they receive good quality service which is clear and consistent.”

The company was audited in January 2014 by an independent auditor who confirmed that the company’s quality management system is working well.

John Woodward, MD of Busy Bees Benefits, said: “We are proud to have maintained this rigorous standard. Great business practice and customer service is at the heart of everything we do. The results of our recent customer survey also bear this out. We provide employee benefits to over 7000 organisations and 96.8% of respondents said they would recommend Busy Bees Benefits to others. We will continue to do everything we can to provide the best possible service.”

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Start acting on your New Year's resolutions today

Happy New Year!  Like most of us, you may have decided on several New Year's resolutions that you would like to make: eating more healthily and losing weight, visiting family more often and saving money.  However, will you actually keep to your resolutions?

Busy Bees Benefits can help you to achieve some of your New Year's resolutions.  Be more money savvy this year by joining your employer's employee benefit schemes.  There are a variety of employee benefits your employer may offer; from Retail Discounts, Cycle to Work, Childcare Vouchers and many more.  All of which will provide you with substantial savings.

Here is a brief summary of the employee benefits we can provide to help you and your employer to save money:

Childcare Vouchers – Childcare Vouchers help working parents to save money on their childcare costs.  Choose to deduct up to £243 from your wages each month in return for the same amount of Childcare Vouchers which are then used to pay your childcare costs.  Through using Childcare Vouchers you can save up to £933 per year.  The Busy Bees Benefits Childcare Voucher scheme also provides you with free access to discount cards and emergency childcare.

Cycle to Work – Save money and get fitter with the Cycle to Work scheme by purchasing a brand-new bicycle and pay for it over a 12 or 18-month period via salary sacrifice.  Choose from over 6,000 bicycles and save up to £480 on retail prices.  Use your new bicycle to cycle to work which will help to make you fitter, healthier and more motivated.

Retail Discounts –Food, utilities, clothes, days out, DIY and other lifestyle costs can be expensive.  The retail discount scheme gives you exclusive access to deals, cash back, offers and discounts for only £4.50 per year. 

Car Care – Looking after your car can be expensive.  The Car Care scheme is a cost-effective maintenance solution which provides you with discounted parts and tyres and maintenance at over 16,000 approved garages.  Technical experts can help to manage any car issues you have including booking MOTs, services and repairs, as well as ensuring no work is undertaken without prior permission.

Will Writing – Writing a will can be a difficult task.  A professional solicitor will work with you to produce a will, offering impartial and professional advice, including Inheritance Tax mitigation at a discounted price.

Car Leasing – Save money on a brand-new car through the Car Leasing scheme.  Choose from a variety of discounted vehicles including low-emission and electric cars.  Pay for your chosen vehicle over a 2 or 3 year period via your salary and save money on tax and National Insurance.

Busy Bees Benefits is always expanding their employee benefits profile, including the following coming soon:

Mobile Phones – The Mobile Phone scheme helps you to save money on your mobile phone bill.  Choose from a variety of the latest smart phone handsets, offering excellent 24-month mobile phone tariffs.  All tariffs come with unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, 2GB of data, 24-month extended handset warranty and 4G access for no additional charge.  The tariff cost will be taken from your wages each month, providing you with tax and National Insurance savings.

Workplace Parking – Do you have to pay to park your car in a city or town centre when you are at work?  The Workplace Parking scheme can help to save you up to 42% on your parking costs.  The scheme provides you with a designated NCP or other nominated car park in which to use close to your workplace.

Earn and Learn – Enhance your effectiveness at work and save money on work-related training with the Earn and Learn scheme.  Pay for any training through your salary and save money on tax and National Insurance.

Whether your New Year's resolution is to save more money or to simply get fitter and live life to the full, employee benefits can help to do this.  Ask your employer what benefits they offer and how you can join them.  If they don’t any of the above schemes which you would like to take advantage of, please do get in touch and we will contact your employer.

For more information please call 0330 333 9100 or email