Living Wage Brighton Blog

The Living Wage research project

By Kirin Bhadesha, Catalyst Team Member Since 2018, two Catalyst team members get the opportunity to work for a week on the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign supported by Brighton Chamber. This year, Arthur and I got the chance to support an audit of Brighton Living Wage employers as part of the campaign. The Catalyst Team is a group… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Albion FC is the 550th Living Wage employer in the city

Living Wage 550 shoot with Brighton & Hove Abion FC

This week the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign reached the milestone of 550 Living Wage employers in the city. The 550th employer to sign up was Brighton & Hove Albion FC. Rose Read, Head of People and Culture, said: “Brighton & Hove Albion FC and our charitable arm, Albion in the Community, have paid the Living Wage to our… ...Read More

Health Assured’s take on the link between financial stability and mental health

1. Who are Health Assured and what services do you provide? Health Assured are occupational health experts. Their services focus on issues surrounding mental health in the workplace. Services they offer include: Employee assistance programmes, trauma management, health assessments, stress counselling and more. 2. Why do you support the living wage campaign? This campaign and others like it helps to… ...Read More

Use It or Lose It! Save Energy and Money with European Funding.

Thinking of going green but not sure where to start? Svenja from Living Wage employer Sustainable Business Partnership CIC has created this blog post all about their funded Utilise Plus programme, designed to help businesses save energy. Everyone wants to do their bit to stop climate change but it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why, when the Sustainable… ...Read More

Meet Flexibility Matters, the 500th Living Wage Employer in Brighton

The 500th employer to sign up to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage campaign is Emma Cleary, owner and founder of Flexibility Matters. Hi Emma, congratulations on becoming our 500th Living Wage employer! Tell us more about your business. Flexibility Matters is the champion of all things about flexible working. From recruitment, to best practice in creating flexible working strategies,… ...Read More

What to do in Brighton this spring

Spring is 100% on its way and as the city’s residents start to come out of hibernation and day trippers begin planning their visits down to the coast, it’s always a good idea to do some research and find out what’s going on in Brighton & Hove. But where to start and how to choose? Fortunately, the Brighton & Hove… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Living Wage Christmas buyer’s guide

The top 20 Living Wage Brighton buyer's guide

Christmas shopping in Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas is hardly a chore, with so many fantastic independent retailers to choose from. What’s more, with nearly 500 Living Wage employers locally, you can be sure you make your purchases count by supporting these businesses in the festive season. We’ve compiled a list of twenty one Living Wage shops to visit… ...Read More

Our 450th Living Wage employer: Bare Biology

Following a recent surge in sign ups to the campaign, we are very pleased to have hit the milestone of 450 Living Wage employers in the City! Number 450 to join us is Bare Biology. Here’s owner and founder Melanie Lawson to tell us more. Firstly, tell us a bit about who you are and what your organisation does. We make… ...Read More

#GoodNewsBrighton is back!

How has 2018 been going so far at your workplace? At the Chamber we’re having a year of development – both in the team, in the membership, in the growth of our projects and in our approach to different aspects of our work. The Living Wage campaign has soared past 400 sign-ups and we are very excited to see this… ...Read More

The restaurant that doesn't have a bin

We were recently pleased to welcome local foodie hot spot Silo to our campaign. With combined modern and ancient approaches to cooking, Silo’s highly creative menu is ever changing and is perhaps just one of the reasons their reputation for exciting food is so strong. We caught up with founder and chef Douglas McMaster to find out more about them. So… ...Read More

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