Worldwide deal in the bag for Go Swag

28/11/2023
Left to Right: Go Swag Founders Conor McKenna and Ben Greenock

BESPOKE gifting company Go Swag is set to expand its operations after securing a global partnership that will open up new markets.

The Glasgow based firm who specialise in curating employee incentive gift packages, has signed a deal with global rewards and benefits platform, Perkbox.

Both businesses support team morale, by building benefits schemes at some of the world’s biggest companies including Amazon, Spotify, Burberry and Hello Fresh.

The partnership will see Go Swag become the sole supplier of corporate branded gifts to Perkbox customers, who will also have access to exclusive discount offers.

Ben Greenock, Chief Customer Officer, Go Swag, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us and Perkbox, and a real endorsement of our business model.

“Perkbox was seeing increasing demand for custom branded gift packs from its global customer base and we have secured a partnership to service that demand.

“It heralds the start of the next chapter of growth for Go Swag that will see us continue to increase revenue and headcount.

“The partnership is a vote of confidence for what we are trying to create as a business and how we approach that.”

Product designer Ben, who previously secured investment on Dragons’ Den, and colleague Conor McKenna saw potential in the promotional product industry and Go Swag was established.

The acceleration of remote working during the pandemic meant big businesses had to think differently about staff engagement, incentives and team building.

Offering bespoke branded corporate welcome packs and goodie bags, Go Swag handles everything from design to production and worldwide delivery.

Ben added: “Perkbox were looking for a partner that was able to provide the same levels of premium customer service to a global customer base.

“Not only can we do that, but we are on the same page when it comes to sustainability.

“Our branded welcome packs and goodie bags are made up of products that have amazing sustainability credentials, such as Ocean bottle, Pangaia and North Face.

“We also design products to be used for years to come and ensure the recipients will actually have a use for it. No gimmicks, no waste.

“Go Swag can move to the next level in the coming months, move towards the £10million turnover target, and expand our operations.”

London based Perkbox was launched in 2015, and its platform lets employers give employees access to benefits including loyalty cards and other reward schemes.

Headquartered in London and with offices in Sheffield and Sydney, they support 4,500 customers around the globe.

Gautam Sahgal, CEO of Perkbox, said: “With the rising cost of living continuing to bite, employers need to do more to both appreciate their people’s efforts and motivate them to do their best.

“A holistic rewards and benefits package helps with this, and our partnership with Go Swag adds further diversification to what we offer our customers. It’s another great way for employers to bring their culture to life and meaningfully show their employees appreciation during challenging times.”

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