Ticket To Ride – The Bike Hire Service Shifts Pay up a Gear

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday June 6 2018

Pictured: The team at Ticket To Ride.

Inverness cycle hire business Ticket To Ride has become the latest firm to gain accreditation as a Living Wage Employer. 

The Real Living Wage is higher than the statutory National Living Wage and is calculated annually based on the real costs of household goods and services.

It applies to all workers over the age of 18 and currently stands at £8.75 per hour.

John Finnie MSP said:

“I am delighted that Ticket to Ride, a dynamic, small, local business has become an accredited Living Wage employer. 

“Research shows Living Wage employers enjoy reduced absenteeism, enhanced quality of work and a positive impact on recruitment and retention of staff.

“Accreditation also leads to increased consumer awareness of an organisation’s commitment to be an ethical employer but, most of all it’s a very clear indication staff are valued.

“I congratulate Ticket to Ride on joining the Living Wage Employers’ Club and hope their important business continues to flourish.”

Lindsay Mackinnon (owner) said:

“Most of my colleagues were already earning above the Living Wage but this commitment ensures that everyone is paid enough to live on.

“Enough to live on” feels like the least an employee should expect in this day and age.

“The younger team members have benefited most from the Living Wage and this will help them save towards the costs of student life.

“I think as customers ourselves we should encourage all businesses to gain Living Wage accreditation.”

Ticket To Ride https://www.tickettoridehighlands.co.uk is a specialist bike hire and cyclist transport service based in Bellfield Park, Inverness and has been operating since 2007.

They hire hybrid, road, mountain bikes and tandems and get new bikes every year.

 

 

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