Andrew Page goes beyond National Living Wage
Parts distributor Andrew Page has made the decision to offer all staff over 18 with at least the National Living Wage. From 1 April 2016 the government has announced a compulsory National Living Wage for employees aged 25 and above.
Following a record-breaking year in 2015, supported by additional funding being secured in December, the Andrew Page network – and its workforce – is expected to develop further through 2016. The company’s strong performance last year was supported by investing in its fleet of delivery vehicles, telematics systems, stock availability and warehousing infrastructure.
Mark Saunders, CEO at Andrew Page said: “The significant levels of investment we made in 2015 have had a positive impact on sales performance, which has led to us being able to offer this wage increase to our team members aged 18 and above.”
The strategic growth will be maintained through additional investment in 2016, including the introduction of more Andrew Page retail stores, the first of which have been operational since early 2015.
“Changes to employment legislation such as this will always have an impact on the industry as they ultimately affect a company’s operating costs,” added Jim Sumner, Andrew Page’s chairman. “We are in a strong position to not just accept but go beyond these changes.”
“Our background is as a family-run business, which is something we have maintained throughout Andrew Page’s history. The ethos of ‘The Autoparts People’ underlines this and reinforces the message that we very much focus on the people behind the company,” explained Simon Mullin, sales & marketing director at Andrew Page.”