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Staff benefits update

22 Jul 2015

Why not give yourself five minutes to check out what benefits and discounts are available to you?


There are a number of locally negotiated discounts plus free access to Perkz, an online employee benefits platform that works with leading retailers. The range of benefits includes ways to support your health, fitness and wellbeing and travel to work offers such as season ticket loans and Cyclescheme. There really is something for everybody!

Chancellors Hotel

Chancellors boasts a first class restaurant, lounge and bar overlooking the five acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, with excellent transport links to Manchester shops and attractions. It offers free on-site car parking, is convenient for Manchester Piccadilly Train Station and Manchester International Airport. Chancellors is offering great value dinner and accommodation deals throughout August and a family fun day. Find out more on the Chancellors website.

Green Perkz

As well as the latest offers you can visit Perkz and access green eco offers and information with Natural Collection (10%), Nigel’s Eco Store (10%), (15%) and The Energy Saving Trust, a non-profit organisation that provides information on how to save energy as well as on grants available in your area. At Natural Collection you'll find the latest trends in organic and eco-friendly fashion, handmade and locally produced gifts and natural products to adorn your home and garden. To register with Perkz, request the unique code from


For those of you who may be flying out from Manchester airport over the summer you can save 20% with Club Cars taxi company and 17% off APH airport parking letting you save money for your holiday! Discover more on the travel pages for ways to save with IHG with 30% off available at Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express® and Staybridge Suites®. Whether you want sun, sea and sand, or architecture, restaurants and museums, you’ll find great deals in every corner of the continent – with more than 400 hotels to choose from.

Hoseasons has a sale with 1,000's of discounted holidays now up for grabs. Whether you're looking for that perfect summer getaway or fancy a boating break later in the year, now's a great time to book and have something to look forward to!  Why not hire a cruiser or narrowboat to meander along the waterways. Jump on board and book today! 


When you need to send flowers to loved ones you can receive 10% off with Venus Flowers in Manchester.  Each design is unique and you can choose from the convenience of viewing designs and ordering bouquets online, or call their team for friendly advice and to place telephone orders. They hand deliver flowers across Greater Manchester and can often organise same day flower deliveries at short notice. You can add chocolates, soft toys, balloons and scented candles for those finishing touches. Perkz provide discounts with Interflora (8% off) and Hotel Chocolat & Green & Blacks (10% off) plus you can receive 20% off anything you purchase from the Buyagift website. They have over 4,000 gift ideas with something to suit every occasion.


Did you know that The University provides two on-site nurseries, a Workplace Nursery Scheme and a childcare vouchers scheme via Kiddivouchers to help you save money on your childcare costs. In addition you can access discount via Perkz at Little Explorers nurseries in Eccles, Swinton and Walkden.


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The next Staff Benefits Update will appear on Wednesday, 5 August. Have a great week!