29 September 2022
Wagners and Heritage Bank, two of Toowoomba’s most well-known organisations, have joined forces for a new benefits program available to Wagners staff and their families.
Wagners approached Heritage Bank to provide dedicated financial wellbeing support as part of their Employee Benefits program that covers a variety of incentives such wellness, finances, nutrition, travel and entertainment.
Karla Barrett, Wagners People and Culture Officer said, “Both Wagners and Heritage came from humble beginnings commencing in Toowoomba. Heritage’s long standing history since 1875 within our community and Wagners’ presence and growth since its beginnings in 1989 lead to an exciting opportunity for partnership.
“Both companies have been a pinnacle of the local community when it has come to community support, sponsorship and innovation. For this reason, the partnership between Heritage and Wagners was a no brainer.”
Ms Barrett said the banking benefits Heritage Bank offers to Wagners employees have been tailored to cover a wide range of products to suit their individual circumstances.
“This is such an amazing offer for our employees as it provides potential benefits to a broad spectrum of our employees, from someone who is just starting their working career to someone nearing retirement,” she said.
Wayne Atkinson, Heritage Bank Head of Member Experiences – Branches, said, “This is the first partnership of its kind for Heritage Bank.
“Heritage Bank has always had strong ties to the communities we serve and call home. That’s why we’ve joined forces with Wagners to offer their staff and family special offers on selected products,” he said.
“Through the Wagners Employee Benefits program, Wagners staff and their families are connected to a team of dedicated Heritage contacts, led by Mel Martin and Jess Cooney, to access personalised financial services.
“By listening to the Wagners team and understanding what their staff were looking for from their bank, we have been able to create something truly special.”
Ms Barrett said, “The professionalism of Heritage Bank and its employees have been beyond expectations. Wayne, Jess and Melissa have been bubbling with excitement about this partnership and have gone and above and beyond to meet our employees and launch this amazing offer to our Wagners community.”
PHOTO (L-R): Abby White, Wagner Recruitment Officer; Karla Barrett, Wagners People and Culture Officer, Mel Martin, Heritage K-Mart Branch Manager; Jess Cooney, Heritage Bank