500 Employers Sign up to Living Wage in Brighton

This week the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign reached the milestone of 500 Living Wage employers in the city.

Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce Living Wage coffee morning and celebration event for over 400 sign ups.  Held at Brewdog in Brighton.
Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce Living Wage coffee morning and celebration event for over 400 sign ups. Held at Brewdog in Brighton.

The 500th employer to sign up was Emma Cleary, founder of Flexibility Matters. Emma said: “We believe that in work and life a balance creates a happier, more engaged work force who not only like their work environment but are better retained, more engaged and more productive. Everyone wins! We were keen to join the Living Wage campaign because it is the right way to employ great people and ensure they stay with you. Employee engagement, work and life balance and being aware that you get better results from happier staff.”

To celebrate reaching 500 Living Wage employers in the city Brighton Chamber is hosting a special coffee morning at BrewDog on Wednesday 8 May.

If you’re signed up to the campaign you can sign up or RSVP here.

Launched in 2012, the local Living Wage campaign provides an opportunity for employers to show their commitment to paying fair wages. The purpose of the campaign is to position the real Living Wage as the normal accepted minimum for wages in the city. We want everybody to be able to afford a good quality of life instead of just surviving.

Of the 500+ Living Wage employers currently signed up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign, over 60 sectors are represented. 53 employers are third sector organisations, 44 are retail businesses, 30 are media agencies and 19 are in the hospitality and catering sector. The biggest sector in the local Living Wage campaign is digital, with 65 digital employers signed up to the campaign.

If you pay all your employees over 18 at least £9 per hour you can join the campaign today! It’s free to sign up and only takes a minute. Find out more at:

https://www.livingwagebrighton.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/BrightonLivingWage
http://twitter.com/bhlivingwage