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Corps wins Living Wage Champion award for contemporary bid processes

Corps Security has received a Recognised Service Provider Award in recognition of its leadership in advancing the Real Living Wage within the security industry and among its client network.

Established initially as the Corps of Commissionairs in 1859, Corps Security says it has always been committed to providing the highest standard of employment, including pay rates to its colleagues. Today, as an accredited Recognised Service Provider, it adds paying the Living Wage is fundamental to the business’ operations. Additionally, as a certified Social Enterprise, Corps has committed to communicating to its customers and wider network that paying the Real Living Wage is not only the right thing to do for the individual, but that there is a business case behind it too.

Corps actively encourages the adoption of the Living Wage Recognition Programme across its network of clients and suppliers, by advising on strategy and promotion of the programme across the FM and service sectors. All prospective customers are offered Real Living Wage bids alongside market rate submittals, ensuring the pathway towards the Real Living Wage is in place at tender. For its existing customer base, Corps actively encourages, advises and educates on developing an appropriate path for a business to become a dedicated Real Living Wage employer.

Corps CEO, Mike Bullock, said: “We are staunch advocates of the Living Wage Foundation and its mission. With over 3,000 employees across a multitude of contracts in all areas of the country, it has been a mammoth challenge to get where we are today, and I am delighted that the efforts of the team have been recognised. Corps’ target is to reach the all-important 100 per cent milestone and ensure all employees benefit from a real living wage, and thanks to the team’s dedication to this, most of our contracts and clients have committed to the pledge.”

The annual Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate notable employers that pay the Living Wage. This year the movement welcomed its 10,000th accredited Living Wage Employer, an incredible achievement during a cost-of-living crisis where paying a real living wage is more important than ever.


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