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New Leicester Falcons business partnership boosts recruitment and player welfare

Falcons General Manager, Guy Kersey (Left) with Andy Cain of Growth Partners PLC

Leicester Falcons American Football team has partnered with a local employee engagement specialist that provides SMEs with the same benefits and services that help larger businesses prosper.

Growth Partners PLC, based on Colton Square in the city, enhance workplace performance by offering engagement solutions to employees whilst taking away the administrative burdens of HR, payroll and pensions from the employer – and all for a fraction of the cost of sourcing such services independently.

It means Falcons players and staff now benefit from professional and bespoke advice in areas like tax compliance, legal aid and tribunals, as well as all-important medical and financial support services. What’s more, they also enjoy access to fitness and nutritional experts and a raft of emotional wellbeing services (work-related or domestic), which also covers their loved ones.

Guy Kersey, President of the Leicester Falcons (who play in the leading British Premier Division), says: “It’s quickly become a godsend for me as an employer in terms of the law, occupational health and recruitment, but I also know the employee benefits are greatly appreciated – so it’s definitely helping us in terms of retaining happy staff and players, but also attracting the best talent around because of the extras we can offer.

“Apart from all the specialist advice readily available, I have continuous access to a simple, effective and highly personalised employee engagement platform, while our employees can access the benefits at the touch of a button, via an easy-to-use app across 9 core services. Our people can and do take advantage of the likes of counselling support, diet, exercise and lifestyle advice/plans, personal trainers and a vast mindfulness and self-help library, plus 24/7 online access to confidential healthcare services and all the latest in exclusive deals, discount vouchers and cash back schemes.”

Andy Cain, Business Development Manager for Growth Partners plc adds: “Our CSR directive to improve the lives of young people fits perfectly with the aims and objectives of the Falcons and grass roots sports generally, so we’re very proud to sponsor their Academy and look forward to a long, fruitful, tangible and game-changing relationship with them.

“The Falcons benefit from nearly £10,000 worth of service costs from the platform, while the High Street employee perks alone amount to savings of £1200 per annum. But it’s a reciprocal relationship too, because we promote each other to like minded businesses and concerns and our shared passion for the Academy is all about making us both future proof and in it for the long run.”

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