The Larder joins three other organisations in the shortlist for Living Wage Scotland Newcomer Award. The Larder are honoured to be joined by Behind the Scenes VA Ltd, Passion 4 Social and The Portobello Bookshop in their 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 their accreditation in May, The Larder have not only ensured that their lowest paid staff received the Living Wage, but provided an average pay increase for all staff of 16%. They created a video to promote their success and encourage other businesses to do the same, watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il19XnHLbVg. They developed case studies that can be used later in the year to continue their promotion and they shared the news across all social media channels and via local and national partners. They also spread the word, that in the middle of a global pandemic they 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 their 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.”
To find out more about The Larder’s services, you can head to their social media pages @LarderTraining or their website www.thelarder.org. You can also check out the other shortlisted organisations by heading to https://scottishlivingwage.org/lws-awards/