Enhance Office Cleaning Limited has been announced as a winner of the Living Wage Champion Awards 2018 award for Recognised Service Providers.
The 2018 Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement.
The service provider sector is a traditionally low pay industry. However, Living Wage Recognised Service Providers aim to buck this trend by spreading the benefits of the real Living Wage throughout their contracts. They commit to always supply a Living Wage bid alongside every market rate submittal to clients to champion fair pay within the sector. Ending low pay, one contract at a time.
Enhance were one of the first cleaning companies to embrace the idea of a fair wage for low-paid workers in London. Over the past eight years the company has promoted the benefits of paying the real Living Wage to its clients.
The majority of Enhance’s business is within London and 96 per cent of Enhance’s staff, working on client contracts, are paid the London Living Wage or higher.
Enhance has also worked hard to promote the Living Wage to others. This includes launching a public affairs campaign to promote the Living Wage, resulting in over 50 media articles, and regularly presenting to industry leaders on the benefits of the Living Wage.
Sandy Aird, MD of Enhance said: “Paying a real Living Wage to our staff is a fundamental principle within our business and we owe a huge ‘thank you’ to our clients for their ongoing support with this policy. We’re delighted to be recognised by winning the service providers Living Wage Champion Award 2018.”
The Living Wage is an hourly pay rate set independently, updated annually, and calculated according to the basic cost of living. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis.
Over 4,300 employers have now signed up to the Living Wage movement.