Begg Shoes Recognised as Best Newcomer at Living Wage Scotland Awards

We did it! On Thursday 17th November, Begg Shoes were recognised as ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Living Wage Scotland Awards 2022. Hosted at The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, the ceremony concluded the celebrations of Living Wage Week, bringing together a range of organisations flying the flag for this progressive movement in employee pay.
Director Gaven Begg was in attendance for the ceremony led by writer, broadcaster and comedian Susan Morrison supported by insight and inspiration from a range of speakers including Alison Edgar MBE and Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Just Transition.

Gaven Begg, Director at Begg Shoes, on receiving the award:

“We are delighted to be recognised for our efforts by Living Wage Scotland, among a shortlist of very impressive Scottish businesses. With the current cost of living pressures, we feel that now more than ever our commitment to the Real Living Wage is having a positive impact on our hard-working teams in stores.

Customer service has always been key to our success and Begg Shoes is delighted to be leading the way towards improved pay and recognition within the retail industry, where the real living wage represents an important step-change in pay and recognition.

Attracting and retaining the best employees in the retail industry helps us to continue to offer the first-class customer service our customers enjoy.”

Eilidh Crombie, a staff member at Begg Shoes on the Real Living Wage says:

‘Working for a Real Living Wage employer like Begg Shoes has provided me with the opportunity to support my family further and in particular my two young children. It has also allowed me to remain more relaxed throughout the current cost of living crisis when seeing the increase in my monthly bills, and this has given me the security to continually develop in my role.’

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