Westminster venue, Church House Conference Centre, has become a London Living Wage (LLW) employer as it continues to develop policies which attract the best staff in the industry.
Londoners face far higher living costs than people living in other regions, especially for housing and childcare. The Living Wage goes some way to reflecting this.
Church House has introduced the policy in two stages and it applies to all staff including full time, part time and individuals working for contracted partners supplying catering and cleaning services to the venue.
The introduction of the LLW policy has been achieved at no cost to clients with all costs being absorbed by the venue and its suppliers.
Robin Parker, GM at Church House Conference Centre, commented: "We are a venue that prides itself on the quality of service we provide. It is one of the strongest selling points of Church House Conference Centre and brings us a large amount of repeat and word of mouth business. Consequently we want to do everything we can to maintain the same regular staff.
"While I understand that for some businesses LLW might not be a viable option, I believe it is the right choice for us and will give our business the edge over our competitors."
Church House Conference Centre is a Grade II listed venue situated in the heart of Westminster, with exquisite views of Westminster Abbey. Nineteen spacious and diverse rooms make Church House one of London’s most versatile conference and event venues. The venue offers an elegant and tranquil setting for private and corporate events.