B&M Waste Services are today announcing a commitment that all staff will from this point forward be paid at least the minimum living wage after completion of a probationary period. Established over 60 years Bagnall and Morris offer a carbon neutral, recycling-led service to businesses across the UK, installing the latest in technology to minimise customers’ environmental impact. B&M’s green credentials, commitment to working with charities including Claire House Children’s Hospice and Shelter, the housing and homeless charity, and ongoing investment in staff has already been recognised this year through the company being awarded ‘Employer of the Year’ at the prestigious City of Manchester Business Awards.
Commitment to staff development is evident in the company’s ongoing apprentice and graduate recruitment schemes and ongoing staff training and development.
Grahame Henderson, Finance Director said “As a family-run company which has now grown to offer a national service we know that happy staff are productive and offer the best customer service. We urge all companies to pay the living wage as a minimum as not only is it the correct ethical decision, but it also leads to a higher disposable income to be re-invested by employees into the local economy. We also want to keep our employees and paying a living wage certainly impacts on staff retention and motivation. We believe that this is so important that we have prioritised this shift to paying the living wage sooner rather than later”