The Glenwood Salon is not only the first hairdressing salon in Glenrothes to be accredited as a Living Wage Employer, but also the first in Scotland.
A family-run business which has been trading for over 30 years, the salon became accredited because they recognised their staff needed and deserved to earn more than the minimum wage.
The Glenwood Salon received its accreditation earlier this year. By paying the real Living Wage, the salon is committing to raising wages fairly and to protecting their staff. The salon is also a member of the Action Group to Make Glenrothes a Living Wage Town and is leading the way in the community by encouraging other employers to follow their example.
Owner Brent Burnett said; “I’m very proud and delighted to find out that we are the first hairdressing salon to be accredited as a Living Wage employer in Scotland. Being accredited has been a natural next step in demonstrating to my staff that they are valued for the work they do.
“I feel strongly about my local community, with both my customers and staff living locally, I feel the business is firmly rooted here in Glenwood. By being accredited by Living Wage Scotland I not only benefit the staff, but the whole community. If I have happy staff, I know I will have happy customers.”
Fife Council is offering to subsidise the accreditation fee for businesses based in Glenrothes as part of the ‘Making Glenrothes a Living Wage Town’ initiative. To find out more and apply, click here.