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Blackhawk Network Completes Acquisition of Grass Roots Group

OCTOBER 2016 – Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (Blackhawk) announced it has completed the acquisition of Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd . (Grass Roots), a leading provider of employee and...

Grass Roots Group to Join Forces with Blackhawk Network

SEPTEMBER 2016 – Grass Roots (Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd.), a leading employee and customer engagement solutions company, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Blackhawk Network...

New research reveals cyclists cost employers less than non-cycling colleagues each year

New Cyclescheme research reveals cyclists cost employers less than their non-cycling colleagues in lost working hours each year Employers estimate delayed commutes from road and rail...

Grass Roots and Questback launch Tune: an affordable & innovative packaged customer experience survey solution

  JULY 2016 -  Grass Roots and Questback announce the launch of Tune , a quick-to-deploy packaged customer survey solution based on proven Customer Experience (CX) approaches...

Chris Boardman, MBE gets in the saddle for Cycle to Work Day on 14 September

JULY 2016 - Cycle to Work Day is back on Wednesday 14 September for a fantastic fourth year, encouraging everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day. The event’s...

Only 16% of people buy their mobile phone on the high street, says research

MAY 2016 –   Phonescheme survey shows mobile buying habits changing; 1 in 4 people choose to own their phone with SIM-only over bundled contracts. The high street is now only the...

Barry Richards bids fond farewell to Grass Roots Meetings & Events

APRIL 2016 - After more than a decade committed to the success of Grass Roots Meetings & Events, Barry Richards has announced he will be leaving the business to take up a new challenge. ...

New salary sacrifice scheme gives up to 42% off smartphone handset costs

APRIL 2016 - A new salary sacrifice scheme could help employees save up to 42pc on the retail price cost of smartphone handsets.  Employees can choose from a range of popular unlocked...

Grass Roots Meetings & Events management team fills the awards cabinet

March 2016 - Barry Richards, Grass Roots Meetings & Events CEO of New York has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Executives’ Association of New York City Deals of Distinction...

Brands united at Cyclescheme's 2016 conference

MARCH 2016 - With the aim of bringing cycling brands together in one room to discuss the state of the industry, Cyclescheme’s brand conference returned for the fifth year running on 24 February...

Beacons: the future of promotion reward technology

FEBRUARY 2016 - Over the past couple of years beacon technology has emerged on the retail horizon. Beacons present a unique, cheap and simple way to identify consumer is in a location at a...

Grass Roots Meetings & Events appoints David Taylor to lead its Meetings & Events business

JANUARY 2016 -  David Taylor has been appointed as Managing Director of Grass Roots Meetings & Events following the departure of Des Mclaughlin last year.   Taylor...

Grass Roots Meetings & Events is named #52 in Crain's 2015 Best Places to Work in New York City List

DECEMBER 2015 -  Grass Roots Meetings & Events in New York has been named number 52 of the Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City . The survey and awards program...

Bah Humbug by Des Mclaughlin

DECEMBER 2015 - Advent is upon us and some research I have just conducted on the back of a cigarette packet suggests Christmas parties cost companies approximately twice the amount they realise...

Is Black Friday Really Beneficial to Retailers?

November 2015 - Black Friday is only two weeks away. Known in the industry as the biggest shopping day of the year, it is seen to be the day that really kick-starts the Christmas shopping...

Grass Roots Meetings & Events appoints new account director

November 2015 - One of the world’s leading providers of strategic meetings and events solutions, Grass Roots Meetings & Events, has appointed David Battley as account director.   ...

Leading businesses call on chancellor to invest in cycling

November 2015 - Joint open letter from British Cycling's business network says healthy and active workforce key to long term economic plan. British Cycling’s #ChooseCycling Network – a...

Grass Roots is Supplier of the Year to Center Parcs

OCTOBER 2015 -  Grass Roots, the world’s leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, is delighted to announce that its Customer Engagement centre of excellence has been...

Two wheeled commuter benefits gather speed with MP visit to Cyclescheme

October 2015 -  Ben Howlett, MP for Bath recently visited cycle to work company, Cyclescheme . Mr Howlett was invited to take a tour and talk to employees at Cyclescheme’s office to see...

Grass Roots placed again in Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

OCTOBER 2015 - Grass Roots, the world’s leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, has been ranked at Number 97 on the 11th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250...

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