Find out which Peterborough firm has made a Living Wage pledge

A lighting specialist in 
Peterborough has been recognised as a Living Wage Employer.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:59 am
A lighting scheme by Shoplight for Skechers in Munich.

A lighting specialist in 
Peterborough has been recognised as a Living Wage Employer.

Shoplight, in Titan Drive, Fengate, which supplies lighting for leading retailers, has committed to paying its nine staff a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 – or £10.85 for those in London.

The Government’s minimum wage for over 25s is currently £8.72 per hour.

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Mark Shortland.

Mark Shortland, managing director and co-founder of Shoplight, which won the Best Small Business title in the Peterborough Telegraph Business Excellence Awards in 2019, said: “As a business we are committed to becoming a force for good in our local community and, as we demonstrate this in many ways, the commitment to becoming a Living Wage Employer shows the importance we place on a fair day’s pay for all of our employees and those most closely associated with our business.”

Laura Gardiner, director of the Living Wage Foundation, said: “We’re delighted that Shoplight has joined the movement of 7,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the Government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.

“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more.”

She added: “These businesses, like Shoplight, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”

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