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Staff benefits update

20 Jun 2013

Skin by Design pamper pack * Cyclescheme * Annual Cycling Event * Win a prize.

makeover experience

Skin by Design

Skin by Design is a five star accredited salon on the edge of Manchester City Centre, easy to get to and with plenty of free parking.

They have joined forces with I Need Pampering to offer the first 200 University employees and family members an 80% off discount that gives over £300 worth of beauty services for just £49.99!

Your Hair Beauty Therapy Experience will include all 10 of the services listed below:

  • Hot stone back massage (25 minutes)
  • File and polish hands
  • Escale Yon-Ka facial (30 minutes)
  • Bikini or underarm wax
  • Microdermabrasion facial (30 minutes)
  • Ultrasound lipo session (30 minutes)
  • Spray tan
  • Eyebrow shape and tint
  • Far infrared sauna session (20 minutes)
  • Cupping therapy session

There are no hidden costs or short cuts. All treatments are performed by fully qualified stylists/colourists and beauty therapists and if you buy a Pamper Pack in June you will receive a Makeover Experience which is valued at £79 free of charge!

For details of how to purchase, visit:


Cyclists can now buy safety equipment and accessories only under the Cycle to Work scheme.  Until now, safety equipment could be obtained only with the purchase of a bike, but this change means that there is no need to include a bike in your request.

If you are considering buying a bike and accessories or just safety equipment, you can access more information and find out how to make a request by visiting:

Win a prize

To launch this addition to our Cycle to Work Scheme you have a chance to enter a prize draw to win £50 worth of iGo vouchers.   These are simply gift vouchers that can be redeemed in the majority of Cyclescheme partner stores and enable you to purchase anything in the store without restrictions.

To enter the draw, answer the following question:

Q. Who won the Tour de France in 2012?

a)      Sir Bradley Wiggins

b)      Brad Pitt

Email your answer by 25 June to:

The winner will be announced on 26 June.

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