Blake Stevenson awarded Scottish Business Pledge and become a Living Wage employer

September 14, 2018

Scottish Business Pledge Print

Blake Stevenson is delighted to be one of less than 500 companies in Scotland that have recently been awarded the Scottish Business Pledge. Described as a values-led partnership between Government and business, it is a shared ambition of boosting productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement and development, which is built on the following principles:

  • a voluntary code of business practice to guide and boost future development of your company
  • a mutual pledge to ensure that prosperity, innovation, fairness and opportunity develop hand in hand in Scotland, and
  • a commitment from the Scottish Government, and its partners, to support sustainable business growth in Scotland.

The company has also become an accredited real Living Wage employer. Under this voluntary scheme, employers choose to pay the real Living Wage which is independently calculated each year based on what employees and their families need to live. The Living Wage Employer Mark is an ethical badge for responsible pay.  

Directors, Onyema Ibe and Jennifer Lambert, say:

“These principles are what guide us on a daily basis. We are proud that the company has been recognised not only for applying the highest codes of business practice to its operation, but also as a real Living Wage employer. It fits perfectly with the ethos of our business and with the work that we do.”

More information on the Business Pledge can be found here:

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