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Our history

Avantus Employee Benefits started back in 2005 as a salary sacrifice specialist, but quickly moved into the wider spectrum of employee benefits, offering a number of innovative and affinity-based products to create really exciting benefits packages. Avantus Employee Benefits has gone from strength to strength and now provides employee benefit packages to over 1,100 clients throughout the UK.

What makes us different

Our platforms provide employees with a flexible package of employee benefits that they actually value, all managed online in an intuitive way. The packages are comprehensive, and in the world of employee benefits, we think they’re exciting too.

And we’re also part of the Avantus Business Solutions group of companies which means we can pass on the advantages of that membership to you.  Just get in touch for the details.

Our approach

As your business and employees are unique, our approach is to make sure you are offering the right choice of employee benefits for your team, incorporating your existing benefits and adding those all-important new ones which your employees really want or need.

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Senior management team

Philip Curtis

Managing Director 

Philip put the blueprint together for Avantus Employee Benefits (formerly known as Fair Care) at the tail end of 2004, having seen an opportunity to create a service orientated, innovative business to challenge the more traditional providers. The initial focus was on the salary sacrifice market but with the intention to quickly diversify into the wider spectrum of employee benefits.

Fifteen years later, and with over 1,100 clients, the opportunity has become reality.

Philip has a wider brief as Chief Executive of Avantus Employee Benefits’ parent company, Avantus Business Solutions, which is predominantly focused on human capital technology.  Philip completed the acquisition of Avantus Systems (fintech software) in 2013 and set up Avantus HR (HR consultancy and technology) in 2014. A further acquisition in 2019, People Solutions, added recruitment technology to the Avantus group capabilities.

Prior to setting up Avantus Employee Benefits, Philip spent 8 years as a director in merchant banking group Close Brothers. Philip is qualified as an accountant (FCCA) and an IFA (DipPFS), but is better known for his creative flair, and his ability to make ideas happen.

Phillip Waller

Sales Director

With extensive experience in business development and client management, Phillip has been a major contributor to the growth of Avantus Employee Benefits’ business, developing a nationwide sales team and providing first class service to its growing client base.

Prior to joining Avantus Employee Benefits, Phillip was a National Account Manager for Unilever. Before this, Phillip gained his experience from working in a variety of sectors including manufacturing, retail and professional services.

Inspired by 2 a year fellowship course at Cranfield University and with experience of developing incentive and reward packages, Phillip saw Avantus Employee Benefits as an ideal opportunity to put his talents into practice in a sector that really interested him.

Phillip, a co-founder of Avantus Employee Benefits (formerly known as Fair Care) in 2005, is also a director of Avantus Business Solutions, Avantus Employee Benefits’ parent company.

Niall Munro


Niall joined Avantus Employee Benefits as a director in 2011, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the Employee Benefits sector, both from a product and a technology perspective.

Before joining Avantus Employee Benefits, Niall acted as a consultant to a number of high profile organisations, predominantly focusing on flexible benefit propositions. Prior to this, roles included senior management positions at Staffcare (Managing Director – online flexible benefits) and Legal & General (Corporate Director – Group Risk, Pensions and Annuities).

Niall’s primary focus is the ongoing development of Avantus Employee Benefits’ flexible benefit proposition, working predominantly with financial advisers in the intermediary market.

With huge enthusiasm, energy and a talent for thinking outside the box, Niall is a significant influencer in the senior management team.

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