pirkx is a subscription-based benefits package for self-employed and contract workers. Users receive healthcare and discounts on high street retailers, travel money and gym membership. Members can also enter regular competitions to win money.
The business funded on SyndicateRoom through Fund Twenty8 in February 2020.
"Historically, benefits packages through work have only been available to employees of businesses, meaning that self employed or contract workers didn't get access to them."
pirkx was founded by a team with experience in the People Benefits industry, business owners and people working in the gig economy.
“The so-called ‘Gig Economy’ is benefiting consumers through flexible and low-cost services and gives organisations an opportunity to utilise non-permanent, on-demand talent to undertake work”, states pirkx. “However, organisations need to recruit and retain the best talent - that's where pirkx comes in.”
Self-employed and contract workers usually forgo traditional employee benefits. “It’s estimated that five million people are employed in this capacity”, spanning most industries, from construction, legal, education and technology, to retail and transport. Powered by PeopleValue’s ‘ereward’ system and BHSF (a not-for-profit provider of Health Insurance), pirkx is able to offer many benefits for a low fee.
More information can be found on the pirkx website.