Benefex announces acquisition of Wrkit

Benefex + Wrkit

After a year of exceptional growth, today Benefex (a Zellis company) has acquired the employee engagement, wellbeing and discounts platform, Wrkit.

10th January 2022, LONDON – Benefex is acquiring Wrkit and its entire product set including employee discounts, wellbeing, recognition and communication tools which combine to support employees both in and out of work. The Wrkit teams in Ireland, the UK and Australia will join Benefex as part the acquisition.

The Wrkit product supports over half a million employees across 300 organisations. Having built the market-leading offering in Ireland, the business has experienced significant growth in the UK and globally over the last few years. The pandemic has further driven demand from employers focused on helping their employees’ money go further, looking after their wellbeing and engaging them in a more remote working environment.  

On announcing the deal, Adam Mason, Global VP at Benefex, who led the transaction said, “This is an exciting acquisition for Benefex. Having successfully integrated the Capita employee benefits business in the last 12 months, the Zellis Group continues to invest heavily to help us build out our world class product suite. OneHub has a huge role to play in supporting organisations to deliver their people strategy in the new world of work.”

Benefex Founder & CEO Matt Macri-Waller said “Having worked in partnership with Wrkit over the last few years, we have seen the passion and customer focus of every person in the business. Bringing the entire Wrkit team and product into our business further supports our mission to help every employee have an exceptional experience, every day. By adding an employee discount offering, a behavioural-science-led wellbeing platform and new communications tools to the OneHub product suite, we can help every customer solve more of their employee engagement challenges than ever before.”

Peter Jenkinson, Founder and CEO at Wrkit, commented, “To date, Wrkit and Benefex have developed a market leading partnership. We are now deployed with over 50 Benefex customers. The combined Benefex/Wrkit offering will enhance the already world class OneHub suite, creating the opportunity for new and exciting tools and, we believe, serve Benefex customers with our best-in-market Employee Discounts, Wellbeing, Move and Learning products. This is the culmination of an exciting first chapter for the Wrkit team but  the start of an even more exciting one with Benefex.

Macri-Waller added, “Our customers’ roles in their organisations continue to expand. Increasing demands are being placed on them each year. This acquisition reinforces our commitment to continue to invest in products and innovations that help our customers solve their largest people challenges.


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About Benefex

Benefex is the company behind OneHub, the award-winning employee experience platform. Supporting the employee benefits, recognition and communication for over 1.5 million employees in 650 organisations across 70 countries, Benefex’s OneHub platform is transforming how people experience work every day.

Benefex has won over 50 awards for delivering consumer-grade employee experiences to global organisations including AstraZeneca, Bank of America, BT, Centrica, Capita, Diageo, EDF, Just Eat, Liberty Global, Ocado, Philips, Salesforce and Snowflake.

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About Wrkit

Wrkit through its proprietary technology, delivers learning, wellbeing, recognition and lifestyle savings options which combine to support employees both in and out of work. The Wrkit platform is trusted by over 300 organisations, supporting the provision of core elements of their people strategy.

Across Wrkit’s customer base, it provides access to its modules to over 500,000 employees, which includes brands such as Bank of Ireland, Coca Cola, Deloitte, Hays, IBM, KPMG, Oracle and Vodafone.

About Zellis Group

Zellis Group is the leading provider of payroll and HR software, managed services, and benefits management for companies of every size across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The group comprises three businesses: Zellis, the largest provider of payroll and core HR software and services for businesses with more than 1000 employees; Moorepay, which provides payroll and HCM software and services for SMBs with 50 to 1000 employees, and Benefex, which through its platform OneHub, supports all organisations with employee benefits, recognition and communications. Zellis is a privately owned company with over two thousand employees in the UK, Republic of Ireland and India.