Cru Holdings sign up to real living wage scheme

Scott Murray

Cru Holdings is the latest Scottish hospitality group to pledge to pay its staff a real living wage, hot on the heels of Manorview Hotel and Leisure Group and itison venues.

The group, which operates six bars and restaurants across the Highlands with more than 100 staff, has promised to give all staff with a wage that covers the true cost of living, and exceeding the government’s national living wage.

Cru Holdings director Scott Murray (pictured) said, “The well-being of our staff has always been a top priority, but the last 18 months have really made us look at new ways that we can support our team through unprecedented times.

“Alongside an average 10% to 15% salary increase across the board, we have added enhanced benefits and guaranteed a maximum working week to ensure everyone has the chance for some much-needed downtime. We know not all businesses are as fortunate as we are in such a volatile time, but our success is thanks to the hard work of all our team – and we’re delighted to be sharing that success with them.”

Cru Holdings’ venues include Prime, Bar One, Scotch & Rye, The Angels’ Share and The Keg.