How Tempo can support your Hospitality, Tourism or Sports & Leisure business
The value of volunteering in our local communities has been thrown into the spotlight over recent months as we’ve celebrated those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic. We’ve seen the introduction of new community support groups to help with shopping and picking up prescriptions, and organisations offering regular catch ups to chat, get active or to improve wellbeing and mental health.
Through this difficult time we’ve seen individuals who would never have considered volunteering making space in their lives to contribute and many looking to make that contribution a permanent thing. We’ve also seen a growing number of local businesses, wishing to reward and recognise volunteers for their efforts.
This has been most prevalent in the hospitality and tourism sectors as local restaurants and attractions have viewed it as the perfect partnership. A way to thank valued volunteers and also to start a relationship with new customers who may never have considered their venue before. For a sector that is recovering itself from prolonged closure and the challenges of reopening it’s offered a win-win on both sides.
Leisure centres and gyms, both publicly and privately operated have seen similar benefits. Offering introductory sessions and activities dedicated to specific groups have brought the value of exercise, particularly on mental health into focus. Tailored around their quieter times, it’s offered an opportunity to fulfil community engagement goals as well as prospective sales of new memberships to those looking to make a lifestyle change.
So how do you formalise this recognition and reward? Bring this concept into the values and culture of your organisation so it becomes part of what you stand for, rather than a one off, short-term commitment?
At Tempo, we can offer a platform that allows you to contribute and develop your relationship with communities and customers both locally and nationally. Our recognition partners can support their community by rewarding essential volunteers, whilst gaining valuable exposure and the opportunity to attract new customers with the prospect of add-on sales and return visits.
The concept is simple. People earn Tempo Time Credits when they volunteer with a charity or commonity group that is part of the Tempo network. They then use their credits on a wide range of activities, products and services of their choice.
These activities are provided by the national network of Tempo recognition partners i.e. businesses and organisations, and are essential to ensuring the volunteers are recognised for the invaluable work they do.
With no fees, subscriptions or hidden costs businesses can design a bespoke package based on your need and how much you can offer.
Today, there are over 750+ recognition partners in the Tempo network, with 68,000+ people having earned Tempo Time Credits and more than 1 million Tempo Time Credits have been earned across the United Kingdom.
What our existing Recognition Partners say:
Active Nation operates 22 venues throughout the UK and uses the Tempo platform to fulfil their mission to persuade the nation to be more active.
“With Tempo Time Credits, we get new people into the building that wouldn’t necessarily come. Our teams can then focus on converting and retaining new members that we may have lost to competitor gyms.”
Plantastia Zoo, were looking to welcome new customers and promote their organisation while recognising the contribution volunteers make to society.
“People are using our venue for free, but they value it more. If you have a good offer, they will go away and spread the word. More often than not they will return as paying visitors, spend in the gift shop or cafeteria and bring family and friends with them.”
As a business, if you are wanting to join our buzzing peer to peer recognition partner network, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Tempo team. Learn more here.