The company employs over 80 people across the UK, and its Selkirk-based manufacturing plant has recently benefited from a £400,000 investment to increase capacity by 40%.
Living Wage accreditation recognises employers for paying their staff a fair wage – which is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually based on the cost of living in the UK. Established by the Poverty Alliance in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, the Living Wage is paid on a purely voluntary basis, and is higher than the national minimum wage.
RP Adam’s managing director, Robin Leith said: "RP Adam is justifiably proud to be a Living Wage employer and by making this voluntary commitment, we recognise our role in the local community as a caring employer as well as the importance of maintaining a motivated and committed workforce. It also makes a powerful statement that by treating and rewarding our employees fairly, everyone in the company and wider community will benefit.
"It is especially pleasing that we have made this commitment during our anniversary year, celebrating 125years of operation here in the Scottish Borders. Following on from our investment in the manufacturing plant, this is yet another very public commitment to being an important part of our local community, both as an employer and as a wealth-creator for the local area."
A fourth-generation family-owned company, RP Adam manufactures cleaning and disinfection products. The company services customers across the UK as well as operating a successful subsidiary across the Middle East.
The recent expansion at Selkirk plant is a major part of RP Adam’s five-year investment and growth programme, launched to mark the anniversary, which sets out a £20m turnover target to be reached by 2020.
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