Launching October 20th at the Hibernian Hotel at 6.15pm

Mallow Chamber in partnership with The Gift Voucher Shop (GVS), the company behind the One4all Gift Card, has launched a new gift card in the run-up to Christmas. This gift card allows employers in the Mallow area to reward and motivate their staff with a tax-free benefit and stimulate the local economy at the same time.

The Mallow Chamber gift card can be used at more than 60 retailers in Mallow Only and online. Employers can reward their staff with up to €500 on a Mallow gift card completely tax-free as a one-off benefit each year. The benefit is exempt from income tax, the Universal Social Charge (USC) and employee and employer PRSI.

The aim of the card is to help businesses reward and motivate their staff, maximise staff retention and increase customer loyalty. Research shows that increased motivation can boost employee productivity by as much as 44 per cent.

Through the card employees will have access to a huge range of options, from treating themselves to a new outfit just in time for Christmas, a night away out at one of Mallow’s many top-quality Restaurants, or the latest gadgets and technology. The card is perfect for those companies wanting to improve employee motivation or customer loyalty.

As a subsidiary of An Post, as well as being governed by the e-money directive, GVS cards provide peace of mind when it comes to security. David Walsh of GVS said the company is delighted to be able to offer this service to employers in the area. “With access to over 50 outlets in Mallow the card offers a huge range of options for users. It’s especially timely in the run-up to Christmas and is an excellent way for employers and businesses to reward and motivate their staff and ensure they help support Mallow retailers and the local economy.”

President of Mallow Chamber Sean Lynch says the organisation is very pleased to partner with The Gift Voucher Shop in this offering. “It is innovative and practical and allows businesses in Mallow to not only reward and incentivise their employees, but to stimulate trade in the town. It is a great way to reward staff through a one-off benefit and it will help drive customer and staff loyalty.”