Gibbs & Dandy has announced that it is increasing its minimum employee hourly rate of pay above that of the Government’s National Living Wage.
First rolled out in April 2016, the National Living Wage requires businesses to pay employees aged 25 and over at least £7.20 per hour and will increase from 1st April 2017 to £7.50.
Gibbs & Dandy has taken the decision to go beyond this and therefore will be paying all its employees well over the National Living Wage. The company has also taken the decision to support young people more, and has extended the minimum wage increase to employees over the age of 21, rather than the 25 the Government indicated.
Neil Lawrence, managing director of Gibbs & Dandy brand, said: “Our employees play a vital role in making our customer service the best it can be. Serving colleagues day-in day-out they are the face of Gibbs & Dandy.
“Going beyond the minimum salary across Gibbs & Dandy was very important to us and of course to our colleagues. It reflects the importance we attach to our staff wellbeing and ultimately the affect this has on our customer service.
“But, salary is just part of the benefits package all our employees can access. They also include: the opportunity to buy and sell holidays, a discounted cycle through our cycle to work scheme for the health conscious as well as a childcare voucher scheme for parents. We also offer a pension scheme with excellent life insurance cover and a money saving range of discounts through our reward website.
“We are passionate about all our people and ensuring they have as many opportunities as possible to enhance their lives.”