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Kingsway Care Goes Beyond the Living Wage

Longtime Living Wage employer Kingsway Care goes above and beyond the commitment to paying employees a Real Living Wage. The independent home care provider handpicks its CareGivers to provide excellent care to clients. In return, Kingsway Care founder Olly Carter says CareGivers “should receive a decent Living Wage and many other perks for their financial and emotional wellbeing.”   Kingsway’s… ...Read More

Why is St. John's School and College a Living Wage Employer?

This autumn brought many new employers to the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign in a variety of sectors. One such employer, St. John’s School and College, is a leader in local education and charity sectors.   “St. John’s School and College is a specialist school and college offering high quality education and care for young people aged 7-25 with… ...Read More

Brighton & Hove Businesses Celebrate Living Wage Week 2021

On November 15, the Living Wage Foundation announced the newly adjusted Real Living Wage rates. The nationwide rate, which applies to Brighton and Hove, was raised by 40 pence to £9.90 per hour. Living Wage employers have until 1st April 2022 to match the new rate, which is recalculated each year by the Resolution Foundation as cost of living changes.… ...Read More

FareShare Sussex on the Living Wage Campaign and Future Growth

  For FareShare Sussex, a local charity redistributing food waste to community organizations, being part of the Living Wage Campaign aligns with their mission and supports their employees.   FareShare Sussex receives food waste from industrial suppliers and transports it to community organizations, who use it to address hunger and food insecurity. In 2020-2021, FareShare Sussex delivered 1500 tonnes of… ...Read More

Brighton Gin's Commitment to the Living Wage

A morning run along Brighton seafront gave Kathy Caton the idea that led to her founding the Brighton Gin company almost ten years ago. “As she was jogging one morning post-night-out Kathy reflected that a good, pure gin – drunk in moderation of course – was the best way to avoid nasty morning-after effects” explained the company’s events lead Rachel… ...Read More

Family Business Filfil on Living Wages

  One of the most recent local businesses to sign up to our Living Wage campaign is FilFil, a small family business in the heart of the North Laine specialising in making authentic falafel and humous and a variety of middle eastern mezze. Owner Amal Cashin established the business just over eight years ago with the help of her husband.… ...Read More

Living Wage in the Garment Industry - Fashion Revolution

  A Brighton-based campaigner with the international Fashion Revolution organisation is calling for system change for the global garment industry, while celebrating the creativity of clothing. One area of work is to call for a Living Wage for all garment workers Christine Gent explains: “Fashion Revolution was founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013 when thousands… ...Read More

Living Wage Employer, Home Instead

  Home Instead Brighton, Hove and Shoreham are delighted to be a Real Living Wage employer. As reported by The Living Wage Foundation, a full-time worker paid the Living Wage will receive more than £2,000 in additional wages compared to the current Government minimum – equivalent to nine months of a typical family’s food and drink bill.  The real living… ...Read More

The Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign reaches 700 milestone

  The Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign has recently reached 700 local employers signed up with over 3640 wages raised as a result! We have invited the Living Wage employers to get together (virtually) to celebrate on 27 May to network and to hear from Council Leader Cllr Phelim MacCafferty, Sue Bowes previously at UNISON Brighton and living wage employer Vic… ...Read More

Roadways the Right Way – Paying the Right Wage

Living Wage employers Hailsham Roadways (Roadways) is based in Polegate and operates across the South-East. A regional leader in highways construction, they’re key workers. They keep our roads flowing, vital during lockdown so other key workers can travel without delay. Roadways is open for business throughout all lockdowns. With a history dating back to 1966, the company has a well-established… ...Read More

Freedom Works on Community

Blog interview with Jon Trigg from Freedom Works   1. Tell me about your business Freedom Works is a coworking and flexible office operator with an emphasis on ‘Community.’ The idea was born out of the lack of collaborative and flexible workspaces here in Sussex.  We’re about being more than a roof over your head from a working perspective – we… ...Read More

How BHT Training has responded to Covid 19 by helping organisations develop the skills of the future!

Good News Story from BHT Training   BHT training has undergone a major transformation due to the coronavirus pandemic and remote working. Keeping staff covid-secure whilst giving people the flexibility to access quality training has been one of the factors in supporting its own staff. It is now providing organisations with an ideal opportunity to support the new world of… ...Read More

Why is Arke Agency a Living Wage Employer?

Blog interview with Jen Applin, Operations Manager at Arke Agency.   What is Arke Agency? Arke is a strategic marketing agency. Creative and digital marketing experts, we integrate the off and online world to produce impactful campaigns and customer experiences. We specialise in marketing intelligence, advertising, creative and analytics. Can you tell us about a cool project you’ve worked on?… ...Read More

LIVING WAGE EMPLOYERS 2020 SURVEY RESULTS

Chamber-Living-Wage-Survey-Results-2020 With 2020 coming to an end, there is plenty to reflect on and be proud of at the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign. We have achieved a lot this year and want to thank everyone for helping us campaign for a fairer Living Wage. Last month was Living Wage Week, a national celebration of the Living Wage movement.… ...Read More

67 Degrees joins the Brighton Living Wage Campaign

  Chamber Vice-President Jill Woolf spoke to Cheryl Humphreys from 67 Degrees, the latest company to sign up for the Brighton Living Wage Campaign.   Tell me about your business: 67 Degrees is based in Shoreham and provides innovative website design, e-commerce solutions and marketing services exclusively to the automotive industry. Our services include website design, SEO, social media management,… ...Read More

Are We Becoming a Living Wage City? I hope so.

  The second week in November is Living Wage Week, the week when the Resolution Foundation announces the new rate for the year ahead. In Brighton it has increased from £9.30 per hour to £9.50 per hour.   Brighton Chamber runs the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign and we have recently reached our 650th employer signed up and 3632… ...Read More

Cycling More Since the Pandemic? Meet Cyclewand

Interview with Robert Hughes. What is Cyclewand?  Cyclewand is a bicycle shop in central Brighton located right by the Level on the corner of Ditchling Road and Baker Street. We are predominately a Cycle repair, service and maintenance shop we do sell new bikes too but we prefer to repair. Our philosophy is cleaner, healthier, sustainable living. Our aim is… ...Read More