Home   News   Article

Shares windfall for employees of Highland-based social care provider

By Niall Harkiss

Register for free to read more of the latest local news. It's easy and will only take a moment.

Click here to sign up to our free newsletters!
Highland Home Carers has awarded employees a £1000 shares bonus.
Highland Home Carers has awarded employees a £1000 shares bonus.

An Inverness-based social care provider has announced that it is to reward staff with £1000 worth of shares in the company.

Despite pressures across the sector, employee-owned Highland Home Carers (HHC) has stated that every employee who works 30 hours or more will be granted £1000 worth of shares.

Those working less than 30 hours per week will receive a pro rata allocation.

Managing director Campbell Mair said: “We are taking a significant decision and making a very significant investment in our most precious assets: people. In the face of sector-wide workforce challenges, this investment is made with a focus on retention and recruitment, and maximising the opportunity for employees to be the beneficiaries of our business model of employee ownership.”

The share award will cost HHC in the region of £175,000.

Meanwhile, former MSP and minister for finance and health Andy Kerr has joined the company as board (non-executive) chair.

Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More