Kerrie Finch, account director at consumer hi-tech PR agency Bite
Communications, has accidentally provided the Cheltenham and Gloucester
building society with some ideas to improve its employee package.
The situation arose after Finch applied for a mortgage three months ago,
only to get a call last week from one of the branch managers at C&G to
say she was impressed with Bite’s employment contract benefit
The scheme offers employees an opportunity to earn points - and what do
points mean? Prizes, in the form of a pension, healthcare, gym
membership, a mobile phone - even a car, depending on your position in
One of the big perks of the job is ’duvet days’ - which means that when
it’s your birthday you don’t have to turn up for work and it doesn’t
count as holiday.
C&G is now holding up the agency’s benefit scheme as a model for its
’I was amazed - C&G must have thousands of these contracts coming
through each week,’ comments Finch. Perhaps other agencies should take
Oh, she got the mortgage.