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The UK’s Top Work Perks Revealed


Recent research gathered by Ladbrokes reveals that Bulgaria is the least active Country with over 78% of people saying they never exercise or play sport.

As part of Ladbrokes Ultimate Athlete campaign which looks into which sport burns the most calories, has the highest heart rate and even the biggest prize money, the betting firm has found out which UK Workplace offers the best Perks.

The top twenty companies and Perks are as follows:

Huddle £5,000 Joining Bonus
TransferWise All Expenses Paid Holiday
Airbnb $2,000 to Travel
SkyScanner Local Discounts
The Body Shop Corporate Volunteering
Peninsula Business Services Children Xmas Party
Autotrader UK Wine Club
Jive UK Hot Food Friday
Opus Professional Services Free Holiday Home Hire
Visual Soft Unlimited Holiday
CA Technologies On-site Creche
Rackspace Birthday Holiday
Allen & Overy Onsite Dentist and GP
Pentland Brands Onsite Gym
Arm Holdings 4 Week Sabbatical
ASOS 40 Percent Discount
Swinton Insurance Christmas Shopping Holiday
Google Free Food
Jagex Free staff Bicycles
Holiday Extras Free Staff Cinema

While most employees rank benefits and perks as a leading consideration before taking a new job, flashy perks like catered lunches and dogs in the office aren’t what ensures employees stick around. According to the recenty study, the  core benefits that make the biggest impact on employee satisfaction:

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Pension Plan
  • Gym Membership
  • Retirement Plan
  • Dental Insurance
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Sick Days
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Holidays

Interestingly UK workers voted having a Gym Membership amongst their top perks however looking at this research were only voted the 13th most active country. I think it’s safe to say we might need to get off the office chair and actually use the gym membership our boss has paid for.

Who is the ultimate athlete has been created by Ladbrokes and here you can compare it all yourself: calorie burn, heart rate, speed travelled, distance covered and the prize money that’s up for grabs across the world’s most competitive sports.

Road Cyclists burn by far the most calories out of all the pro sports, with 1,180 calories per hour when taking part in Tour de France. Compared to this, golf players only burn 480 calories per hour – while still a lot compared to normal sports.

Tour de France cyclists must consume 5,000–7,000kcal each race day to stay energised. That’s almost three times more than the average man’s daily recommended intake! But they’re on a strict diet of protein, vegetables, and healthy fats. While Wayne Rooney allegedly eats a bowl of Coco Pops for breakfast before every game. Not the most conventional athlete’s breakfast, but he burns it off six times over during a match.