IT and software development firm Spectromax, which employs more than 400 staff, has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.
The organisation, which already pays its employees in excess of the statutory national living wage of £7.20 an hour, has committed to paying staff at least the higher voluntary rate of £8.25 an hour, and £9.40 in London.
The voluntary rate recommended by the Living Wage Foundation is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK.
Bhuwan Kaushik (pictured), chief executive officer at Spectromax, said: “We want to be an organisation that puts people first. Indeed, Spectromax has always paid close attention to the rising cost of living and factored this into employee wages, which is why we are incredibly proud to be a living wage employer.
“The fact is, employers have a duty of care to their employees, and should be doing everything within their power to ensure they have a comfortable and happy life, without the stress of poverty. After all, many of us spend a huge proportion of our lives at or thinking about work.”