Living Wage

Living Wage Has Been Introduced By Scotland’s Excel Vending

Excel Vending Limited has adopted the Living Wage and its 23 employees have received a pay increase to £9 per hour as a result. The company decided to pursue accreditation as a Living Wage employer as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, as it sought to mark the event with meaningful and lasting action.

“We have found that becoming a Living Wage Employer has been a very rewarding experience,” said Jane MacDonald, Excel Vending Limited’s MD. “I’ve been amazed at how many people have mentioned the Living Wage in conversation since we published the details and lots of customers have acknowledged it in a very positive manner.

The real Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently of businesses and updated annually. It is calculated according to the real costs of living. Employers choose to pay it on a voluntary basis and it enjoys cross-party political support.

Living Wage
Linda Fabiani

The SNP’s Linda Fabiani visited the firm as they received their accreditation. The MSP for East Kilbride said: “It was great to visit Excel Vending again – a successful local company, doing some really great work on deposit/return bottle and can schemes. I am so pleased they’ve received Living Wage Accreditation to the benefit of the company and its employees.”

Julie McGahan of Living Wage Scotland added: “We are delighted to welcome Excel Vending Limited to the Living Wage employer movement. We are a movement of over 1400 Scottish employers who together want to go further than the government minimum to make sure that all their staff earn enough to live on. We have lots of smaller employers as well as larger and iconic Scottish employers like SSE, Standard Life, Barrs, Mackies, ScotRail, DC Thomson and many more.”

Excel Vending: A Bluffer’s Guide

Established in 1993, Excel Vending has grown steadily to become Scotland’s leading vending machine supplier and now supplies many of the country’s Public Health, Higher Education and Private Sector organisations.

  • It was the first Scottish vending company to attain the ISO 1401, ISO 1801 & ISO 9001 Standard
  • It is an AVS member.
  • It has GPS technology for its 20 plus operators and 6 engineers based in Scotland, ensuring excellent response times.

Excel Vending’s PV & OCS archive is HERE


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