1 July 2015 | Herpreet Grewal
Brayborne Facilities Services has become a recognised Living Wage service provider.
Brayborne is actively securing support from all of its clients to meet their objectives "in paying a fair wage for a fair day's work".
Brayborne is one of the leading contract cleaning and facilities services companies in the south-east of England, with all staff employed directly and working on major contracts in offices, shopping centres, schools and colleges.
As a recognised service provider working with the Living Wage Foundation, Brayborne is one of more than 850 responsible employers in the UK who are working towards raising the living standards of people who are on the low-paid threshold.
Mairi Berryman, commercial director at Brayborne Facilities Services, said: "Our employees work extremely hard and we believe that their pay should reflect this. We already have terms of employment for our staff that are some of the best in the industry and as a result our staff retention is high and there is reduced absenteeism - happy employees work better and are prepared to go the extra mile. The benefits are then seen clearly by our clients."
As part of its commitment to the Living Wage, Brayborne will now provide two quotes for all tenders. The client will decide which wage rate to pay, but will always understand the difference and the reasons and the importance of rewarding hard working staff fairly for the high level of service that Brayborne provides.
The Living Wage campaign has been running for nearly 10 years and has lifted over 45,000 people out of poverty. Set independently and updated annually, it commits companies to an hourly rate of pay based on the cost of living in the UK and is currently set at £7.85 an hour in the Thames Valley area.
Meanwhile, in Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council has been confirmed as the second accredited local authority in the country.