Media Release: Border Biscuits introduces Living Wage

Megan Brown and Nicola Hainie

BISCUIT manufacturer, Border Biscuits, has introduced the Living Wage for all of its skilled permanent operatives at the privately-owned business.

Based in Lanark for over 30 years, the staff and local community are an intrinsic part of the family run business and from this month, 90 members of the workforce will benefit from the introduction of the Living Wage.

Chief operating officer at Border Biscuits, Dee Scott, said: “Our staff are the heart and soul of our business and they work extremely hard to make the best biscuits they possibly can.

“We are delighted to be able to introduce the Living Wage to our team, as our way of saying thank you for their hard work and dedication over the many years we’ve been based in Lanark.”

The Living Wage is just one of the many ‘people focussed’ practices at the organisation. In addition to donating ten per cent of its annual profits to local charities, funding and managing local website, Lanark Life, Border Biscuits also offers paid leave for all staff to participate and volunteer in local community projects on a regular basis.

Earlier this year a team of Border Biscuits staff helped Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI), with ground clearance work at a forthcoming Eco Site, in the nearby village of Forth.

CCI is a landscaping and construction group set up in 2003 to help young people at risk and adults with mental health issues.

Niall McShannon, from Clydesdale Community Initiatives, said: “The team from Border Biscuits have lent a hand with a number of our projects over the last six years. The staff are always really enthusiastic and their help has been invaluable and enabled us to go from strength to strength.”


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