Proud player sponsors, Levi and Vasey, who sponsor player Alice Stewart have fantastic news that they have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Read the full press release below!

Levi and Vasey has today accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Levi and Vasey receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 in the UK or £10.85 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently stands at £8.72 per hour.

Levi and Vasey is based in Yorkshire and the Humber, a region with one of the highest proportions of non-Living Wage jobs in the country (22%), with over 465,000 jobs paying less than the real Living Wage. Despite this, Levi and Vasey has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work.

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 230,000 people and put over £1 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

There’s a Yorkshire saying, ‘Yer get what yer pay fer’ and Levi and Vasey Founder and Director Saffron Wylde believes that applies to the labour market too. “We – and the companies we work with – can be the best version of ourselves, bring out the best out in others and win loyalty by valuing and respecting worth.”

“If people struggle it is because we cause the struggle. We have to take responsibility as people, take action and make it happen, not watch it happen or wait for it to happen.”

Levi and Vasey is based in Yorkshire and Humber and provides project management services across the UK, specialising in education, residential, commercial, retail, infrastructure, and hospitality.

In the current climate, Levi and Vasey has utilised its skillset in helping small firms to identify savings without compromising delivery or losing staff and the odd fight off, of opportunist predators looking for cheap, easy pickings.

Saffron added: “With the continued support of buyers, suppliers, clients and customers we will endeavour to use every chance we get to turn things around for the benefit of people and the planet and we will succeed.”

 Laura Gardiner, Director, Living Wage Foundation said: “We’re delighted that Levi and Vasey has joined the movement of 7,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on. In this difficult time, their commitment will help to give their staff the additional support they need to better support themselves and their families.

“They join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Burberry, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more. These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and they, like Levi and Vasey, believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”