We’re saying goodbye to our Managing Director, Chris Hartley, and wishing him well in retirement.
While we’re sad to see an integral part of our team go, it gives us a chance to reflect on his 13 exciting years with Love2shop Business Services. The story of Chris’ time with us is very much also the story of Love2shop Business Services’ growth and success.
Park Group founded a B2B division in 2006 to capitalise on the business reward market. Chris joined the team from Argos Business Solutions to develop a solid B2B proposition.
Twelve years later, Love2shop Business Services is an indispensable arm of Park Group’s business. And still a fast growing division.
Love2reward, our first B2B brand, started with a shopping voucher. Now, Love2shop Business Services is home to vouchers, gift cards, and digital rewards. A network of rewards in more than 150 countries. Digital platforms for incentivising, recognising and rewarding staff and customers. A suite of employee benefits services. And multiple specialist teams finding, acquiring, and building relationships with our valued clients.
We did this through a commitment to innovating our products. A fearless will to compete for our place in the reward market. And an immersive belief in the value of our products and platforms.
Chris’ leadership created a place for those values to flourish.
Now it falls to us to keep them alive in the future. New opportunities and new challenges are around the corner for us. The culture that Chris built will serve us well in dealing with them.
Chris reflects on his time at Love2shop Business Services
Chris, speaking about his time with Love2shop Business Services, said: “I’m very proud to look back on 13 years of success and achievement at Love2shop Business Services. The products and services we have developed have taken us from being a bulk voucher provider to one of the most trusted, versatile and innovative providers of multi redemption reward services in the UK.
“The successful development of our own processing network, flexecash®, has been the crown jewel of my time at Park, but the memories I will cherish the most are of the fantastic people I have worked alongside during my time here.
“I wish everyone at Love2shop Business Services and Park Group the very best in the future, and I thank everyone that made my time with Park so memorable and successful. Whether that be team members, clients or suppliers.”
Speaking about Chris, Park Group CEO Ian O’Doherty said: “Chris will leave a legacy dedicated to fostering excellence and making Park a great place to work. His commitment to driving our successes to date have not gone unnoticed. For that, we thank him.
“I am very grateful to Chris for all his support and hard work, and for his contribution to the success of Park Group over 13 years. I wish him all the best in his retirement.”