You do business, we do the rest. This is the commitment from Red Butler, the newly launched corporate concierge service that assists time-strapped employees with personal tasks.

“Corporate concierge services are no longer a ‘nice to have’, they should form part of an employee’s benefit package,” says Heino Gehle, general manager of PLP SA, a leading provider of employee engagement solutions. “In the modern business environment, employees want the salary and career prospects, but they also want to work for a company that offers lifestyle-focused benefits.”

We live in demanding times, explains Gehle, where employees are increasingly spending longer hours at the office, giving them fewer opportunities to run personal errands. A business that provides their workforce with a reliable and efficient service to help them find that work-life balance, will make a tangible difference in the lives of their employees.

Red Butler offers four services: Corporate, Mobile, Lifestyle and Messenger, which can be tailored to suit specific requirements. Each service uses a different platform, but they are all designed to save employees time, money and effort.

The services can be accessed conveniently through an app, live chat or a customisable website, and they are supported by a team of concierge agents, a desk agent set up at the company’s premises, and cars and motorbikes for collections and deliveries.

“When it comes to renewing your licence, collecting medication or paying a traffic fine, these tasks need to be done during work hours. Not only does the employee need to make time during their day to run these errands, but the company loses out on productivity when their employee is away from the office,” says Gehle.

While time saved is the obvious benefit for the employee, there is also significant value for the employer. A corporate concierge service helps to:

  • Improve staff loyalty
  • Build morale
  • Retain top talent
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Attract new recruits
  • Increase productivity
  • Differentiate the business from competitors


“Today’s business environment is fast-paced and highly competitive, which is why companies need their employees to be as productive as possible. With a corporate concierge service like Red Butler to handle all personal tasks, employees can focus their energy on the company’s needs, knowing that their errands are being taken care of,” says Gehle.

To find out how PLP SA can customise Red Butler for your budget and your needs, visit or phone 011 449 7300.