Technogym U.K. Limited
Adrian Drew, Finance Director
When Technogym established our UK branch back in 1993, one of our priorities was to build a team that would grow the Technogym brand in the UK as quickly as possible and to do that we needed the best people.
We engaged Keith Butten to instigate a benefits culture that would attract and retain the team we were building. The first priority was that Keith would work to an agreed budget and to work with us, year on year, to get the best for our employees within the budget available.
Keith has continually educated our team so they understand in simple terms the benefits available to them. He does this by holding group and one-to-one meetings where he happily addresses other financial matters. The feedback from staff is that these meetings have proven very valuable.
The support from the team behind Keith is first class, always friendly and helpful, and we are pleased to have Keith and the MDG team as our staff benefits partner. We would not hesitate in recommending their advice and services to other businesses.
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Peter Doherty, Managing Director
We were introduced to Keith when one of our team told us that the benefits adviser at his previous employer offered more to the staff than that given to our team at the time.
I had felt that our benefits needed freshening up as we had employees that did not take the generous pension contributions we offered, clearly indicating that our engagement could be much better.
Keith brought a number of options to the table and we agreed a revised benefits strategy that used salary exchange, face-to-face advice and our own professional communication skills to assist the delivery of the message.
We quickly saw 100% take-up and have now had several years of annual reviews when Keith presents to the team, educates on investments, delivers latest pension news and motivates our people to think about their financial planning.
Keith and his team continue to deliver in exactly the way that was promised, have never let us down and we have subsequently recommended MDG to others.
Like ourselves, the MDG team are another example of a Milton Keynes business that believes in what it does, is good at it and delivers.
Jan Forsberg, Sales Director
The MDG team were introduced to us by my wife as her employer had been using their services for a number of years and I wished to improve our benefits for our small but very important UK team.
Having met to understand our objectives, budget and existing benefits the MDG team recommended and oversaw a number of changes that have fundamentally improved staff engagement. Not easy to achieve as we are a challenging, cynical bunch!
The key things have been Salary Exchange, individual advice meetings and the teams friendly, passionate approach towards helping our team.
The fact that MDG have taken the significant workload off of me, enabling me to be more productive whilst also creating cost savings, is a significant bonus.
We are very pleased to be clients and are happy to recommend to any business seeking similar outcomes from their staff benefits budget.
Hybris Software - An SAP Company
When we launched Hybris in the UK we knew we needed a good employee benefit package so as to recruit the calibre of people we sought so as to deliver the business objectives we had set ourselves.
With a team of just 5 in 2008, we expected to have limited buying power to secure the best benefits for our team. However, MDG were very happy to work with us and used their expertise to negotiate discounted terms even though we were a very small team, albeit a team planning to grow.
MDG have worked with us throughout the key stages of our growth, by the time of our merger with SAP in 2013, our team was made up of 77 individuals, all of whom benefitted from MDG advice services.
MDG have also played a positive role in the handover of our benefits package, now all staff are employed by SAP and receive the expanded benefits of a global organization.
Hybris had many important partner organisations, MDG were a partner that delivered more than we originally foresaw and played its part in Hybris over achieving it's objectives.
When considering our Workplace Pension duties, we decided to go further than the legal minimums as MDG had demonstrated the value that their service led proposition adds for staff and in turn, our business.
Neves has had a working relationship with Keith Butten and his team for many years, having expanded MDG's role, all of our staff now enjoy benefits and more importantly sound trusted financial advice that they can rely upon.
Emplas Window Systems Ltd
Phil Brown, Finance Director
We had offered pension and other benefits for many years but following the introduction of Workplace Pension legislation we decided to compare our previous benefits adviser with others in the marketplace. One of our suppliers spoke highly of the team at MDG and kindly introduced us.
The outcome was that we developed a 3 tier, transparent benefits package that is tailored to the needs of both our business and employees.
We immediately witnessed the predicted increase in take up, as the MDG team took time to present to and meet our workforce individually. This in turn, encouraged our employees to save for their futures and take advantage of the generous benefits we offer at Emplas.
Frank Brown & Son Ltd
We have been proud to offer our staff a pension scheme for in excess of 30 Years, the new Workplace Pension legislation didn't seem to be aimed at us as we were doing more than most UK employers. However, on the advice of our accountants we reviewed our benefits with the MDG team and having listened to the sound advice they provided are very pleased with the benefits structure, communications, delivery and ongoing service. If you wish to recruit, reward and retain good employees we recommend that you contact MDG.