Highlands business to offer Real Living Wage

Cru Holdings becomes the first in the region to be accredited under the Real Living Wage scheme.

A Highland hospitality group has become the first of its kind in the region to be accredited under the Real Living Wage scheme.

Cru Holdings, which operates six bars and restaurants across the Highlands, has pledged to provide all staff with a wage that covers the true cost of living. The Real Living Wage is independently calculated each year, and exceeds the government’s National Living Wage.

“The wellbeing of our staff has always been a top priority for Cru Holdings, but the last 18 months have really made us look at new ways that we can support our team through unprecendented times," says director Scott Murray, pictured above right with fellow director Ken Loades. “We have recently held a review into our business at all levels, looking for ways in which we can improve employees’ work-life balance. Alongside an average 10-15% salary increase across the board, we have added enhanced benefits and guaranteed a maximum working week to ensure everyone has the chance for some much-needed downtime."

Cru Holdings employs over 100 staff across its venues in Inverness and Nairn. As well as providing employee benefits including company-wide discounts, birthday treats and holiday allowances that increase with service, Cru Holdings holds an annual black tie awards ceremony for all employees, celebrating successes and achievements across the company, to ensure that everyone’s contributions are valued and appreciated.

The Cru Holdings includes Prime, Bar One, Scotch & Rye, The Classroom, The Angels’ Share, and The Keg.

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