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Inverness and Nairn bar and restaurant group Cru Holdings becomes first in area to offer Real Living Wage


By Calum MacLeod

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Cru Holdings directors Ken Loades (front) and Scott Murray have pledged to meet the Real Living Wage across all six of the company’s venues.
Cru Holdings directors Ken Loades (front) and Scott Murray have pledged to meet the Real Living Wage across all six of the company’s venues.

A Highland hospitality group has become the first of its kind in the Inverness area to be accredited under the Real Living Wage scheme.

Cru Holdings – which operates six bars and restaurants in Inverness and Nairn – has pledged to provide all staff with a wage that covers the true cost of living. The Real Living Wage is independently calculated each year, and exceeds the Government’s National Living Wage.

Director Scott Murray said: “The wellbeing of our staff has always been a top priority for Cru Holdings, but the last 18 months have really made us look at new ways that we can support our team through unprecendented times.

“We have recently held a review into our business at all levels, looking for ways in which we can improve employees’ work-life balance. Alongside an average 10-15 per cent 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.

“These new initiatives would never have been possible without the support of our incredible customers, who have got behind all of our bars and restaurants post-lockdown. We know that not all businesses are as fortunate as we are in such a volatile time, however 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 employs over 100 staff across its venues, Prime, Bar One, Scotch & Rye, The Angels’ Share, and The Keg in Inverness, and The Classroom in Nairn.


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