Park and Director Shortlisted for the Living Wage Awards
Patrick Langmaid, from Padstow’s Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park and the Park itself have been shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2015 in South West England
The awards recognise the life changing impact individuals & businesses have made by leading the way on the Living Wage Campaign within communities. Patrick has been shortlisted in the Living Wage Leadership category, whilst the business has been shortlisted in the Living Wage Champion category.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Delighted to be nominated
Park Director, Patrick Langmaid has said:
“Being an accredited Living Wage employer, Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park has seen first-hand the benefits that come from Living Wage accreditation. It’s about more than just the ‘feel good’ factor. It makes great business sense!
In the same way as we source the best caravans for our guests, paying a real Living Wage helps us secure the best staff for our business so that we can deliver the best customer experience.”
Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support.
Living Wage Foundation Director, Rhys Moore said:
“Congratulations to Patrick on being shortlisted for the Living Wage Leadership Award winner for the South West England region. The voices of people are at the heart of our organisation, and it is wonderful to have Patrick leading the way in the South West. We want to celebrate the individuals making a real difference to families and communities across the UK. Thank you very much for championing the Living Wage.”
The Award Winners will be announced during Living Wage Week 2015, with one winner announced for each region of the UK: Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; the East Midlands; the West Midlands; the East of England; Yorkshire and the Humber; North East England; North West England; South East England; South West England; and London.
The awards are judged by an independent panel of community leaders from Citizens UK, national community organising charity and home of the Living Wage campaign.
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Notes to Editors
About the Living Wage Foundation
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Employers choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage enjoys cross party support.
The London Living Wage is currently £9.15 per hour. This figure is set annually by the Greater London Authority and covers all boroughs in Greater London. The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £7.85 per hour. This figure is set annually by the Centre for Research in Social Policy at Loughborough University.
The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates the leadership shown by Living Wage employers across the UK. There are currently over xxxx accredited employers. We are an initiative of Citizens UK. We believe that work should be the surest way out of poverty.