21 September, 2021
The Larder joins three other organisations in the shortlist for Living Wage Scotland Newcomer Award. We are honoured to be joined by Behind the Scenes VA Ltd, Passion 4 Social and The Portobello Bookshop in our category.
The Living Wage Scotland Awards are back again for another year to celebrate the achievements of fantastic Living Wage accredited employers. The Newcomer Award celebrates employers who have done something that stands out to celebrate their accreditation, have taken part in an activity or promoted or supported the Living Wage movement.
Since our accreditation in May, we have not only ensured that our lowest paid staff received the Living Wage, but provided an average pay increase for all staff of 16%. We created a video to promote our success and encourage other businesses to do the same, watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il19XnHLbVg. We developed case studies that can be used later in the year to continue our promotion and we shared the news across all social media channels and via local and national partners. We also spread the word, that in the middle of a global pandemic we were able to reward all of staff with a fair wage for a hard day’s work.
Angela Moohan, CEO, The Larder said: “Implementing the Living Wage has been an aspiration of our organisation for many years. We are extremely proud to have joined the Living Wage movement and are delighted to share our journey with others. We encourage our fellow employers to do the same to help create more dignified, supportive and respectful places to work across Scotland.”
Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that The Larder has joined the movement of over 7,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all our staff earn enough to live on.
“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Bank of Scotland, Beatson Cancer Charity, Mackie’s of Scotland and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like The Larder, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."
You can check out the other shortlisted organisations by heading to https://scottishlivingwage.org/lws-awards/