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New Year, New Perks: Boosting Employee Benefits Without Breaking the Bank

Date: 22nd January 2024
Location: Zoom
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Theme: Business Strategy, People, Skills & Talent

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Cost-effective ways to enhance your employee benefit packages in Greater Manchester without compromising the financial stability of your business.

Wellbeing specialist Emma Connolly will talk through some great employee wellbeing quick wins for low-cost maximum impact.

John Haslam from Stockport Credit Union to discuss their GM free-of-charge payroll saving and financial well-being scheme.

Gemma from HR Dept will share expertise on both mandatory and low-cost employee benefits. This segment offers practical strategies to elevate overall employee value proposition.


Clare Davis

From finding finance solutions to writing board-level recommendations, Clare has enjoyed working with SME's across a variety of sectors for over 15 years. Stemming from a background in retail banking, Clare was a Bank Manager with business lending responsibilities for 7 years. Clare is experienced in working with SME’s from young to mature from small to large and all the highs and lows in between. Clare has a very good understanding of senior-level people management having managed Operational staff and Managers in succession across two retail banking branches.

Gemma Fyfe

Qualified to Level 5 CIPD in Human Resource Management. Gemma has extensive HR Advisory experience in employee relations, policy & contract development, TUPE, reward & benefits, and training & development. Gemma has experience in managing teams, driving efficiencies and implementing change. Gemma is now working in a consultancy role providing wide-ranging HR support & advice to SME clients across a range of industries as an Senior HR Advisor.

John Haslam

John joined Stockport Credit Union as CEO last year, and has spent the majority of his career in financial services and in particular within the credit union sector. Credit unions support the financial wellbeing of 2 million people if the UK, offering a safe place to save, and responsible and competitive lending. Stockport Credit Union, like many other credit unions, offers a free employee wellbeing service to employers which allows staff to access services via a simple payroll deduction straight from their salary. Get in touch with John at if looking after your employees’ financial wellbeing is a priority in 2024.

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10:00 - 10:10 Introduction - Clare Davis
10:10 - 10:30 Gemma Fyfe, Assoc CIPD, Senior HR Advisor at The HR Dept
10:30 - 10:40 Emma Connolly – Wellbeing Lead at GM Business Growth Hub
10:40 - 10:50 Lisa O’Dea – Payroll & Community Relationship Manager at Manchester Credit Union
10:50 - 11:00 Q&A + Close

Where is it?

This event will take place on Zoom.

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