Media Release: Thomsons Online Benefits wins ‘Best Use of Technology by a Corporate Adviser’ award

THOMSONS Online Benefits, a market leader in flexible benefits and benefit administration, has already scooped its second award of 2011.

As well as making its very first appearance in the prestigious Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 league this year, Thomsons also picked up the trophy for ‘Best Use of Technology by a Corporate Adviser’ at the Corporate Adviser Awards held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London’s West End.

Says a spokesperson: The Corporate Adviser Awards, which acknowledge excellence in the provision and communication of advice and financial products through the workplace, are now in their fourth year. The awards celebrate those advisers and providers that have brought real innovations to the field of workplace financial services that have been shown to be valued by both employers and employees.

“A panel of respected senior industry figures judged entries from advisers using specially commissioned market research and feedback from the readers of ‘Corporate Adviser’. “

Michael Whitfield, chief executive officer, commented: “It’s a fantastic accolade to be recognised for the innovation that we have led in the corporate adviser market.

“Since its inception, technology development has been one of the cornerstones of our business.

“We pioneered technology integration with benefit providers, and we were the first to drive through the acceptance of signature-free online pension enrolment.

“Last year, we launched Darwin, the only ‘third generation’ employee benefits technology platform in the marketplace. It enables our clients to implement their reward strategies intelligently by reducing the administrative burden, at lower cost and with total control at every level. Whether you are an employee, an administrator or an HR Director, Darwin technology adds a terrific amount of value.”

Scott Heyhoe, commercial director, with responsibility for product development, added: “We are very proud of the current Darwin platform and it’s great to win this year’s award. We’ve already got our sights on winning again in 2012 and a series of further enhancements and new capabilities is planned this year. So, watch this space!”

About Thomsons Online Benefits

Formed in 2000, Thomsons Online Benefits aims to help businesses get the maximum benefit from their employee reward schemes. With a unique blend of consultancy and technology, Thomsons creates Intelligent Reward™ solutions with schemes such as flexible benefits and salary sacrifice, amongst others. This allows businesses to reward employees, without the administration and communication headaches often associated with running such schemes.

Thomsons has won more than 28 awards and attracted a prestigious portfolio of clients, thanks to a combination of innovation and service quality. Thomsons Online Benefits currently takes care of its clients globally from their offices in the UK, Asia and the USA. Thomsons Online Benefits Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Further information and a short video featuring DARWIN technology can be found at

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