Brand new accreditation awarded to Scottish mountain business

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A SCOTTISH mountain range is “incredibly proud” to have been granted the status of accredited Living Wage employer.

The Nevis Range Mountain Experience, near Fort William in Lochaber has announced that from July 2021 they will be recognised as an accredited Living Wage employer.

Along with this new title they are also recognised as a Fair Work Employer ensuring that all their practices meet Fair Work Requirements as set out by the Scottish Government.

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Photo by Nevis Range Mountain Experience. The company claims to take the best care of their staff as they are the key to success.

Chris O’Brien, Managing Director of Nevis Range, said: “As Nevis Range joins more than 7000 employers across the country who are paying their staff a fair livable wage beyond the government minimum, we are incredibly proud to become an accredited Living Wage employer.

“The last 16 months have been a difficult time for our industry.  As we begin the recovery process, we believe employers who pay their staff fairly in this way can be a driver for recovery and growth for our entire sector.”

The Nevis Range management team states that their most valuable asset for success of operation is their staff who will now receive the living wage as a demonstration of gratitude.

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Photo by Nevis Range Mountain Experience. The next business move for the company will see them branching off to design a brand new menu.

The next big update for the Nevis Range will include a launch of new menus containing dishes made from locally sourced food from nearby suppliers.

Nikki Howie, Commercial Manager of Nevis Range, said: “The environment is at the heart of everything we do at Nevis Range and affects every decision we make. That is why as a company we have made a commitment to never buy another Diesel fueled vehicle.

“We have also electrified many of the ski lifts on the hill, and in 2017 we built our very own Hydro Plant that continues to power our Gondola and many other facilities at Nevis Range.”