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Andy Williams - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Travis Perkins selects salary sacrifice car scheme from Fleet Hire

FTSE 100-listed builder’s merchant and home improvement retailer, Travis Perkins, has selected a salary sacrifice car scheme for its UK workforce from Car Salary Exchange, the car benefit brand of contract hire, fleet management and salary sacrifice provider, Fleet Hire.

Northampton-based Travis Perkins, which has been supplying the UK's building and construction markets for more than 200 years, operates 21 businesses from around 2,000 outlets and has more than 30,000 employees in the UK and Ireland.

Following a market tender last year, the company extended the range of flexible benefits available to staff by selecting the car salary sacrifice scheme from Car Salary Exchange for all eligible employees.

The scheme launched in early March this year, and in the first few weeks has seen more than 180 new vehicle orders. The most popular makes have been Audi, Citroen, Toyota and Mazda, while the cars ordered have had average carbon emissions of just 102g/km.

Travis Perkins employees can access up to 4,000 new cars available through the scheme and generate quotes online via the Car Salary Exchange online quotation platform, which can be accessed from desk top computers, tablets or mobile phones.

Car Salary Exchange technical staff produced a bespoke front end to the platform to allow Travis Perkins employees to check their salary levels, their hours worked and the other benefits they are entitled to, to ensure they did not breach national minimum wage levels.

To increase awareness of the scheme, Car Salary Exchange personnel will be holding a series of roadshows, formal presentations and drop-in sessions across the UK to promote the new colleague benefit.

Paul Nelson, Group Head of Reward, Travis Perkins, said: “We have been very impressed with the professional, robust approach applied by the Car Salary Exchange team in delivering our exact scheme requirements.

“We are really pleased with the positive reaction from our employees which, in the first few weeks from launch, has seen around 15% of our eligible employee population register interest in the scheme, along with an initial order take of more than 180 cars across a wide range of manufacturers.

“We view the car benefit as a valuable enhancement to our range of employee benefits and are confident that, from a good start, it will continue to grow in popularity with our colleagues,” he said.

Benefits Project manager, Gemma McClure, added: “We have also been impressed with the smoothness of the implementation for the scheme, which already has far exceeded our expectations in terms of take-up.”

Zaf Iqbal, Head of Fleet Hire’s Car Salary Exchange division said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Travis Perkins and with the early initial interest and take up of the scheme, particularly ahead of any promotional seminars we have planned at key Travis Perkins sites around the UK.”

Graham Hale, Chief Executive of Fleet Hire, added: “We are proud to have been selected as Travis Perkins’ preferred premier provider and look forward to working closely with them to maximise employee take up.”

Solihull-based Fleet Hire founded its Car Salary Exchange division some four years ago and has subsequently seen carbon emissions fall to an average of 109g/km for all new cars provided under the scheme.

Graham Hale, Chief Executive of Fleet Hire

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