apetito continues to support the real Living Wage
As well as being committed to meeting the recommendations of the Living Wage Foundation, apetito also operates an annual profit-sharing scheme
Alongside Living Wage Foundation Week, apetito celebrates eight years of supporting the real Living Wage within its business. An accredited employer by the Living Wage Foundation, apetito now employs just under 2,000 people across the UK. Not only does it meet the recommendations set out by the Living Wage Foundation but when its annual profit-sharing scheme is factored in, it effectively pays more than the Living Wage.
According to apetito’s CEO and chair for UK & North America, Paul Freeston, the company believes passionately in operating its business in the right way and this includes ensuring that employees receive a fair wage that not only improves their quality of life but also benefits both apetito and society as a whole.
He says: “We are a proud supporter of the real Living Wage and are committed to being a real Living Wage employer. We are listening to the recommendations from the Living Wage Foundation for the year ahead and will be mobilising increases in line with its recommendations ahead of May 2024.
“With the current economic conditions, we know how tough it is at the moment for families to keep abreast of cost-of-living increases, and not only is it the right way to do business but we believe it’s the only way to do business”.
Speaking on behalf of the Living Wage Foundation, director, Katherine Chapman, says:Not only does apetito“apetito is one of our longest standing supporters and it’s fantastic to see its continued commitment to the real Living Wage – it demonstrates the company’s values as a business, putting people first and doing right by their employees.”
With its production kitchens based in Wiltshire, apetito is a leading supplier of meals into the care home, healthcare and social care sectors alongside its consumer home meals delivery brand, Wiltshire Farm Foods.