Technology firm attracts bright sparks with new benefits package

As a young company keen to invest in its employees, Centaur Technologies Limited in Leyland, Lancashire wanted to incentivise its growing workforce through a desirable benefits package.

By enlisting the expertise of Taylor Patterson, the liquid roofing technology specialists have introduced a highly attractive employee benefits scheme to both motivate existing employees and entice new talent.

In addition, with the introduction of auto enrolment across businesses in the UK, Centaur wanted to ensure their company pension was compliant with the new government legislation.

Having already worked with Stuart Mather, financial adviser at Taylor Patterson, Phillip Richardson, director at Centaur, got back in touch to explore ways that could boost its existing offering at the same time as preparing in advance for auto enrolment.

Mr Richardson worked closely with the team at Taylor Patterson to review the company’s immediate plans as well as the longer-term business objectives – one of which is to double its staff within the next few years. After careful consideration Centaur has established a scheme which provides membership of a Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance and Group Private Medical insurance. The new scheme will come into effect on 1 September 2013.

Stuart Mather explained the advantages of the new scheme: “Centaur was quick to realise that employees now recognise the benefits of a company-funded pension scheme, as it provides both financial incentive and security for the future. Their new scheme ensures that Centaur complies with the auto enrolment legislation and helps to keep staff motivated. The protection arrangements, which are now in place, will give staff financial security for their families and peace of mind.”

Philip Richardson at Centaur commented on the recent partnership: “Taylor Patterson is by far the easiest financial advisory firm I have worked with. The team have the technical competency required to do a great job but also explain things in a way that those from a non-financial background can actually understand.”