Rapid take up of childcare vouchers at TBWAManchester

  • 12 per cent of employees at top creative production agency sign up to Early Years Vouchers scheme in first six months
  • Employees take advantage of savings of up to £1,195 per annum
  • 'Gold Service' provides fully-automated process, across multiple sites

Manchester, UK - 6 December, 2007 - Early Years Vouchers Ltd (EYVL), one of the UK's leading childcare allowance organisations, has announced the rapid take up of its vouchers at TBWAManchester - one of the UK's top creative agencies with clients, such as ghd, Nissan, and BP - with 12 per cent of its employees signing up to the scheme in the first six months.
For the first time, TBWAManchester now offers its employees the benefit of tax and N.I. savings up to £1,195 per annum. The business operates as part of the TBWA global agency network, and the EYVL Gold Service ensures that the company provides childcare vouchers to all employees without any additional administration for TBWAManchester's HR department.

Early Years Vouchers Ltd's 'Gold Service' offers the industry's only fully-automated voucher scheme that provides a paperless end-to-end process. TBWAManchester is a full service-advertising agency affiliated with Staniforth PR. The organisation selected EYVL's 'Gold Service' because it offered the resources needed to efficiently administer its scheme to multiple companies and their departments - whilst still retaining its transparent referencing and tracking system in a single account.

Sharon Russell, Group HR Manager for TBWAManchester, said: "Before we joined Early Years Vouchers Ltd we had our reservations about offering childcare vouchers because we have multiple sites as well as a relatively young workforce. We sent an email to our employees explaining the benefits of EYVL vouchers and take-up started straight away. The number of sign-ons has increased consistently since then - with 12 per cent of the whole workforce joining in less than six months.

"We are delighted that we opted for Early Years Vouchers Ltd because the personalities that come across over the phone are as important as the service they provide for us - the majority of call centres just route you from person to person, which can be frustrating and time-consuming. Early Years Vouchers Ltd not only provides a personal service, but we were offered the option of a 'Gold Service' - which removed the administrative burden and we've had no problems at all," Sharon Russell added.

"So many companies are based at multiple sites and some working Mums and Dads miss out on the benefit of childcare cost savings because employers believe that the administration process will simply mount up," explained Amanda Ward, Director of Early Years Vouchers Ltd. "EYVL offers a self-sufficient service, fully automated end-to-end process and personalised support which is ideal for HR departments that don’t have the time or resources to keep-up-to-date with childcare benefits."

About TBWAManchester:
For enquiries, please contact Sharon Russell, Group HR Manager at sharon.russell@tbwamanchester.co.uk

Parklands 825a Wilmslow Road
Didsbury Village
Manchester - M20 2RE

About Early Years Vouchers Ltd:
Early Years Vouchers Ltd is one of the UK's leading childcare voucher companies. Founded in 2004, the company operates one of the UK's most advanced fully functional online childcare voucher systems for parents, carers and employers of any size - from large nationwide organisations with many thousands of employees to small companies with just two or three. The scheme enables each parent to achieve significant cost savings for the 2006-2007 tax year of up to £962.28 per year for a 22% tax payer and £1,195.56 per year for a 40% tax payer. Additional information is available at www.childcare-vouchers.net or contact:

Amanda Ward
Early Years Vouchers Ltd
Tel: 0161 613 9163
Email: award@earlyyears.net

Manuela Whittaker
ThePressOffice - PR for Early Years Vouchers Ltd
Tel: 01780 721433
Email: mwhittaker@pressoffice.targetwire.com

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