As a small Scottish business we recognise the importance of a ‘Living Wage’. We invest in our employees and believe the benefits far outweigh the costs.
For our post today, we thought we would give you a few very random facts which you may or may not know about Gillies & Mackay… Enjoy!
Back in the day, when Gillies and Mackay first started everyone had to take turns working on a Saturday; Bench Joiners, Onsite Assemblers and Directors all took their turn at selling sheds on a Saturday.
As you may know, back in July, Gillies and Mackay became accredited Living Wage employers. Although proud of our status, it doesn’t take much to commit- pay your employees an honest wage, simple as that.
A couple of weeks ago, we attended the first ever Living Wage Expo which was held in Edinburgh. Us and 114 other firms attended to represent our businesses who all wished to promote the benefits of being part of the living wage movement.
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