MANORVIEW Group has started the ball rolling to become a living wage-accredited business in a bid to give staff members and their families “reassurance, hope and peace of mind”.
The hotel group has started the process become accredited by Living Wage Scotland. The move will see Manorview pay all of its 500-strong workforce at least the real living wage rate of £9.30 per hour. The company operates eight hotels including Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden, The Busby Hotel in Clarkston and the Cornhill Castle Hotel in Biggar.
The process is expected to be completed by November 1 and is estimated to cost the business between £300,000 and £350,000 per year.
David Tracey, managing director of Manorview Group, said: “We feel compelled to back the team which has shown so much commitment and resilience in recent months. This is a new investment in our people and a commitment to them that we will pay the real Living Wage as a minimum. Our industry is going through its toughest period ever, it’s literally on its knees – this decision not only supports our people but demonstrates our confidence in the hospitality sector. We have faith that we can recover from this and come back stronger, particularly with the incredible team that we have behind us.”
Jack Evans, manager of Living Wage Scotland, said: “The hospitality industry in Scotland is vital and has been massively hit, the recovery will require bold action by employers. This is what we are seeing from The Manorview Group. With this investment they are putting their team at the heart of their response to the challenges brought by Covid-19.”