Blackhawk Network

Creating meaningful connections through payments.
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https://blackhawknetwork.com/uk-en

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A "last one standing" plank challenge, in which staff across the company, including leaders, took part, was one of the fun events in Blackhawk Network's wellbeing campaign.

The company, which is based in Hertfordshire, sells gift cards and rewards. It ran a programme of events to promote physical and mental health among its employees as part of the campaign, with others including static bike races and puppy therapy sessions.

Blackhawk’s commerce business began back in 2001, with an ambition to become the world's biggest seller of gift cards. It built relationships with some of the largest high-street brands. Since 2007, it has expanded and now sells gift cards to 300,000 shops in 26 countries.

The company began to build original content by creating interest-themed cards, after it recognised that consumers wanted choice. It developed a catalogue of themed cards, spanning dining out, leisure, fashion and home. The cards represent every day, much-loved household brands.

Continued product innovation, paired with acquisitions, has allowed the company to increase its presence in more than 40,000 stores, in 13 European countries.

The Incentives business in Europe started to take shape in 2017, when Blackhawk acquired Grassroots, a well-established UK brand. Today the company serves a diverse range of customers, from large global enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses.

As a global organisation, it is an exciting place to work. The business is big enough to be confident in its growth plans and small enough that everyone can make a difference and be noticed.

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Wellbeing

86% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Blackhawk offers an onsite gym and free fitness classes. Financial wellbeing talks are also available. The company's 'Green Hero' programme encourages staff to keep active, as well as help to save the planet, by rewarding those who travel to work via a green method, including walking, cycling and public transport.
Giving Something Back

79% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Staff voted for the charities the company should support and Rape Crisis UK and Cancer Research UK won out. Blackhawk also offers customers the chance to help the Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer's Society through making donations.
My Company

89% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

A "time for me" initiative allows people to take two hours a week to do whatever they want. The company has introduced an etiquette that governs meetings so that the number of non-effective ones has been cut. No Zoom Fridays have also reduced the amount of video calls, which were causing fatigue among staff.
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86% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Blackhawk offers an onsite gym and free fitness classes. Financial wellbeing talks are also available. The company's 'Green Hero' programme encourages staff to keep active, as well as help to save the planet, by rewarding those who travel to work via a green method, including walking, cycling and public transport.
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79% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Staff voted for the charities the company should support and Rape Crisis UK and Cancer Research UK won out. Blackhawk also offers customers the chance to help the Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer's Society through making donations.
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89% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

A "time for me" initiative allows people to take two hours a week to do whatever they want. The company has introduced an etiquette that governs meetings so that the number of non-effective ones has been cut. No Zoom Fridays have also reduced the amount of video calls, which were causing fatigue among staff.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
7th February 2001
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
40
Employee average age
51% : 49%
Male : Female employee ratio
59%
Employees earning £35k+
19%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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The company mission is to create meaningful connections through payments which we can only achieve if we have meaningful employee engagement! I am proud of the great work we do, and as a business we have gone from strength to strength. This wouldn't have been possible without our amazing employees. I am deeply committed to strengthening our employee’s engagement via our ambitions for attracting, retaining and developing talent which we will achieve through our core values of Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, Empowerment and Quality.

Matthew Howe, EMEA Region Head

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