Last week, we announced that over 200 businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations had signed up to the Living Wage Campaign in Brighton & Hove. Since then, 10 more businesses have joined, bringing the number of Living Wage employers in Brighton & Hove to 210.
“I’m really proud that we’ve signed up 200 businesses to be Living Wage employers in Brighton & Hove,” said Julia Chanteray, President of Brighton Chamber, “and I’m looking forward to all the other businesses in the city joining as well. This makes a really clear statement about the kind of business community we have in Brighton and Hove. This city is definitely the place to do business.”
The Martlets were the 200th business to sign up, a local charity that provides supportive, palliative and end of life care to adults living in the city. Robert Griffiths, Director of Fundraising and Communications, said: “The Martlets believes that all its employees should be paid a sustainable hourly rate that takes into account the costs of living and working in a particular location. The Hospice values all its staff and believes too that there are benefits to the charity in committing itself to the payment of the Living Wage in terms of recruitment, retention and staff morale. We are pleased to be part of campaign that aims to improve the lives of those working in the local community.”
Recent sign ups include Cogapp, Trust for Developing Communities, Meerkat Works, White Hat Media, BusinessHeads, Fin and Farm, Anderson Acoustics, Able and Willing, Burt Brill & Cardens Solicitors, Cancer United, Concierge and Security and St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School.
To see a list of all of our wonderful Living Wage employers, have a look at our directory.
Councillor Bill Randall and Julia Chanteray met with Imelda Glackin and Robert Griffiths from The Martlets, the 200th business to sign up.
Thank you to Simon Callaghan for taking the photo.