Quidco is soon to move in to brand new purpose-built offices in Sheffield’s prestigious Fountain Precinct, close to the city centre’s key retail and business area. The total floor space of the company’s new Sheffield base will be 8,750 square feet, nearly three times the size of their current offices.
The company is part of the Maple Syrup Media Group and is the UK’s biggest cashback and rewards network boasting over 7 million customers on their database and offering cashback on purchases from over 5,000 leading brands including Debenhams, Boots, Sports Direct, Marks and Spencer, Go Compare and O2.
The business was first set up eleven years ago in 2005 by two Sheffield University students Paul and Jennifer Nikkel and this is one of the reasons why they chose the city for their new offices.
The company’s Customer Services Director, Dominic Butterell, also added that the development itself was a deciding factor when he said, “Fountain Precinct offers spacious, contemporary, high specification accommodation that would be on the wish list for any business of our size”.
If you’ve never heard of Quidco, it’s a brilliantly simple idea that rewards shoppers for choosing a particular retailer or brand. After registering on their website anyone can become eligible for savings on a wide range of products and services which is paid in the form of cashback after a purchase has been made. It covers everything from TVs to fashions and from home insurance to hotel bookings.
To make eligible purchases you just need to follow the relevant links from the Quidco website and wait for the money to be refunded. There’s even the choice to have this paid directly into your bank or your Paypal account. If you prefer, it can even be paid back as Amazon gift vouchers.
The cashback is calculated as a percentage of the purchase price and in some cases this can be as high as 30%. There are also daily hot offers that can offer even bigger savings.
The company’s move to the city is certainly good news for Sheffield which seems to have one of the North’s most thriving economies at the moment. Unlike others in the region, including Bradford and Manchester, it even seems to be growing, along with its relatively near neighbour, Leeds. For example July 2016’s Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Review reported that exports of manufactured goods were increasing and that cash flow for the service sector was also improving. There were also reports that many businesses were actively recruiting new staff – a sure sign of confidence in the future.
So it’s a buoyant scene that Quidco is moving into – and their presence can only help it to go from strength to strength over the next months and years.