Disrupting and innovating the world of benefits

There’s nothing very ordinary about Thomsons Online Benefits. Our passionate PINK culture, benefits expertise, collaborative partner ecosystem and our innovative benefits technology are as extraordinary as our people.

Our story

Thomsons started life in 2000 when co-founders Michael Whitfield and Chris Bruce wrote their first business plan. They had one clear aim - to use technology to revolutionise the employee benefit market.

From introducing the market’s first paperless and signature-free pensions enrolment to the launch of our benefits platform - Darwin™ - we have continued to push the boundaries of innovation.

By 2010, our turnover exceeded £20m, we had over 200 employees and Darwin was live in more than 20 countries. In January 2013 the company was valued at almost £100m and in June 2015 we fully transitioned to a SaaS benefits technology provider. During December 2016 we were acquired by Mercer, global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career.

Today, with over 100 industry awards under our belt and more than one million employees using Darwin globally in over 84 countries and 24 languages worldwide, we continue to revolutionise the benefits market and turn the world PINK as we go.

Thomsons is now firmly established as truly global, with Darwin considered the leading benefits management and employee engagement solution. We have offices in the UK, Singapore, Romania and the US, and accessible in over 130 further countries through Mercer.

We remain passionately committed to going the extra mile for our clients, partners and people. Our values to ‘be brilliant together’, to ‘challenge everything and deliver excellence’ and to ‘maximise our potential’ are part of our unique culture, which is the glue that binds us.

That is the Thomsons’ commitment and we look forward to you joining us on the next stage of this exciting journey, on our mission to ‘Change benefits. For good’.

Our mission is to innovate and revolutionise the employee benefits market through technology, people and partnerships


PINK is the natural combination of red, violet and white. PINK is about the need for action - the passion of red, the deepness and sophistication of violet and the insight and openness of white. PINK reflects the strength, passion, energy and warmth of our people.

PINK is Thomsons – Thomsons is PINK!

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