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Staff benefits update

18 Feb 2015

This week’s issue has offers for the Whitworth Art Gallery shop, useful discounts for your home and family and the winners of the Venus Flowers competition

Venus Flowers

Whitworth Art Gallery Shop – 10% discount

The Whitworth reopened last weekend to great acclaim and also re-launched a new and expanded shop. At its heart is a new concept in museum and gallery retail: a shop where everything, whether £1 or £100, has a limited run. Items sold at the Whitworth have been carefully sourced, are often made by artisan producers, reveal superb craftsmanship and reflect the modern, minimalist design aesthetic that visitors to the Whitworth will see in its new glass and steel extension. You can receive 10% discount when showing your staff ID card. Find out more here.

Venus Flowers

Venus is a leading name in Manchester floristry. Known and respected as the original designer flower shop, Venus is the luxury choice for bouquets, office flowers and plants, homes and interiors, events and wedding flowers. Each design is unique, hand created for you by our qualified and experienced team using the best flowers and foliage sourced from all over the world. They are offering you 10% off orders using online code SN10. Venus Flowers also ran an exclusive Facebook competition for our staff last week. Lucy Millard and Claire Mottershead from the Directorate of Estates each won a stunning £50 hand tied bouquet. Congratulations! “Like” the University Staff Benefits Facebook page to keep up to date with short term offers and competitions.

Star Narrowboat Holidays

Star Narrowboat has two narrowboats moored on the historical Bridgewater Canal in Boothstown which are available for holiday hire and accommodation in Manchester and beyond. They are available for short or longer breaks and their location offers quick, stress-free access to canal routes that provide lots of opportunities for beginners and more experienced boaters. 5% discount on hires over 2 nights and 10% discount on hires over 6 nights. Visit the Star Narrowboat discount page to read the 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and how to book.

Irwin Mitchell

As well as making life easier for your dependants, making a will can help reduce the tax payable. Your will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property after you die. If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your estate is passed on – and this may not be in line with your wishes. Irwin Mitchell Solicitors are a top UK law firm who are specialists in this legal area and are offering a discounted rate on their will writing service that could help give you peace of mind. 

Getvan is a web based service that helps you find the best moving/delivery quotes online by comparing prices from verified drivers.   It saves both money and time and it’s good for the environment! GetVan offers special discount for University staff with this code: UOM50DEP. By using this code you get 50% discount of the deposit price. T&C: The discount is only valid the first timeeach uniqueuser posts a job through

Palace and Opera House

£15 tickets (includes stalls and circle) for Best of Abba Tribute Night at The Palace Theatre on Friday 27th February 2015 7.30pm and half price tickets available for Rigoletto at Manchester Opera House on Saturday 21st March 2015. Follow the links for booking information.

February Perkz

The Perkz latest newsletter contains lots of special offers including save an extra 5% (on top of 12-60% usual saving) with during February plus details of how to enter February’s competitions to win:

  • A weekend in Paris
  • 4* London Stay

If you haven’t registered yet, just visit Perkz and use our unique code UNIMAN.

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