The Mayor of Lancaster Jon Barry visited Lancaster-based digital business Nublue to present directors Michael and Tom Ashworth with their new Living Wage Employer award.
Coun Barry said: “I’m delighted that Nublue has become a Living Wage Employer, and hopefully one of the first of many in the district. Let’s keep Lancaster a quirky and attractive place to attract the sort of talent that Nublue needs.”
The company achieved Living Wage Accreditation in August, meaning that they pay all their staff above the UK Living Wage, which is currently £7.85 an hour (£9.15 an hour in London) This is the amount which is considered high enough to maintain a normal standard of living.
NuBlue MD Michael Ashworth said: “The decision to pay at least the Living Wage to all of our employees is more than just an ethical one. In an industry as competitive as technology, the ability to attract and retain the best local talent can be increasingly difficult. In order to sustain our high levels of expertise and service, we as a company need to stand out as an attractive employer, and offering the Living Wage is just one of the ways we can do that.” Nublue is just a handful of technology companies in the North West o receive the accreditation.