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 Blake.
Kathy went on to develop the high-quality product that is now Brighton Gin and signed the company up to the Brighton and Hove Living Wage campaign.
“We went from Kathy’s kitchen table to our current base in Portslade (via the basement of a pub!) with a small but dedicated team of 6 people” said Rachel.
“We want to pay a proper wage to each team member because we always choose the most ethical, fair and sustainable option in running our business, and we want to invest in our staff.
“Brighton has become an expensive place to be, so it is even more important that our staff are paid a decent wage.”
“Brighton Gin is a premium product of very high quality and we want every aspect of its production to reflect that high quality. We firmly believe that everyone should be paid the Living Wage, so this has always been a top priority for us as a company”
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