Simplyhealth Director wins Timewise Power 50 Award for proven success in a part-time role

Simplyhealth, the UK’s leading provider of health cash plans, dental payment plans and pet health plans, is delighted to announce its Director of Delivery & Growth, Carolyn Barkin, has been named in the 2018 Timewise Power 50 awards.

The awards champion the UK’s top flexible and part-time workers who are delivering in high-earning, business-critical roles with non-traditional working patterns.

Carolyn Barkin, who has worked part-time for over a decade
Working part-time has never been an obstacle to doing work that I love, that is both challenging and meaningful.

Working part-time is a partnership between you, your team, and your employer. It requires nn understanding of the excellent return on investment that flexible working can gain for companies that take a leap of faith for the right candidate.

Over the past decade I’ve watched part-time working move from the shadows to something that is celebrated. That’s why I’m so honoured to be one of the 2018 Timewise Power 50 – an award that seeks to recognise both us ‘Power Part Timers’ as well as the companies who support us.
Carolyn Barkin, who has worked part-time for over a decade
Raman Sankaran, Chief Commercial Officer of Simplyhealth
Simplyhealth’s purpose is to help people make the most of life through better everyday health and that applies to our own people too. We embrace flexible working and provide an environment that is supportive and promotes ongoing development as well as appropriate challenge and aspiration, regardless of working pattern. Carolyn is the first person at Director level to work part-time at Simplyhealth and has demonstrated how this can be successful working together. I’m delighted that she been recognised with this award.
Raman Sankaran, Chief Commercial Officer of Simplyhealth

Since joining Simplyhealth Carolyn has led the development and launch of Simplyhealth’s Care for Life proposition. Care for Life is initially an online service that helps employers to support the carers in their workforce as they cope with the impact of caring, reducing worry and time for colleagues and improving productivity and engagement for employers. To find out more visit


About Simplyhealth

For 145 years we’ve been helping people to make the most of life through better everyday health. In 2017 Simplyhealth and Denplan united under one Simplyhealth brand and today we’re proud to be the UK’s leading provider of health cash plans, Denplan dental payment plans and pet health plans.

We help over three million people in the UK access the health and care products, services and support that they need, when they need them and at a price they can afford.

We’re proud to donate 10% of our pre-tax profits to health-related charitable activities every year, and this amounted to over £1 million in 2017. Our Simplyhealth Great Run Series partnership raised an additional £42.6 million for charity.

Simplyhealth is a trading name of Simplyhealth Access, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

About Timewise

Timewise ( is a multi-award winning social business, working to unlock the flexible jobs market in the UK. We share market insights on flexible working and flexible hiring, deliver training and consultancy to help businesses attract and develop the best talent, and conduct research such as our annual Flexible Jobs Index.We also run Timewise Jobs (, a national jobs board for roles that are part time or open to flexibility.

Timewise is led by award-winning founders and Joint CEOs, Karen Mattison and Emma Stewart. They have been listed as two of the UK’s leading radical thinkers by the Observer newspaper and Nesta; named ‘Small Business Heroes’ by Management Today magazine and ‘two of the key social entrepreneurs to watch’ by Real Business magazine; and are winners of the Institute of Directors’ Women Changing the Business World award, following nominations from the UK public. In 2010 they were made MBEs for their services to social enterprise.