Employee benefits provider Vivup has acquired Work&Life Partners in a move that will better enable it to support the care needs of workforces.
Founded in 2005, Vivup serves private and public sector employers, helping more than two million workers at organisations including NHS trusts and local authorities.
Work&Life Partners supports HR and diversity, equity and inclusion so that businesses can offer a straightforward and affordable platform for individuals to use to manage their personal caring needs, including elder care, childcare and pet care.
Simon Moyle, CEO of Vivup, said: “Lindsey Doe and her team at Work&Life Partners have built a brilliant platform and product. It allows organisations to assign a budget to their teams to ensure that if there are any unexpected childcare, senior care or pet care difficulties then support is available that allows the employee to be at work, knowing their care needs are being met. This works particularly well as employees are juggling many daily issues, not least teacher strikes and illness.
“The acquisition of Work&Life Partners enhances the Vivup proposition and is another step forward in our five-year strategy to deliver further value to our customers. It helps us bring important and innovative benefits to employers so they can support childcare, senior care and pet care needs within their teams.”
While the initial focus will be on integrating the ELP solutions into the Vivup range, the team offers a wide range of skills and experience which will support Vivup to meet the needs of clients.
All Work&Life Partners staff will move into roles across the wider Vivup business. This includes the senior leadership, who will take on key positions to support the company in its mission to “help employees make more of their money while being able to live a healthier, happier life”. The details of these roles will be decided over the integration period.
Lindsey Doe, CEO of Work&Life Partners, added: “We are joining the Vivup team at a time of great organisational change in the industry. Employees need more support than ever to transition to new work styles, whether full, flexi or part time. By supporting employees for any care complexities, employers will be ensuring their employees are supported so they can better focus, while also helping reduce organisational absenteeism and increase productivity. We are excited for the journey ahead.”
The acquisition completed on 19 May.