Ableworld staff get salary boost three months early

Mike Williams, Ableworld

Multi-store mobility retailer Ableworld has celebrated a bumper year of business by bringing forward its annual pay review for staff.

Following a 16% like-for-like sales increase, the company, which was founded in 2001 and has approximately 120 members of staff across its 34 stores, decided to reward its team members after a triumphant 12 months of trading by moving its payment review forward three months.

While employees would normally be reviewed in April, the company is conducting the annual payment assessment in January with any pay increases back-dated to January 1.

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The Northwich Guardian reported that Ableworld’s managing director, Mike Williams, said: “As we all know trading conditions in the country generally were very tough in 2017, and so to have achieved the increases we did means our staff have worked exceptionally hard over the last 12 months.

“With so many people feeling the pinch at present, partly because of rising inflation, the Board felt that this year we could afford to bring forward our annual pay review.

“It’s doubly nice that any pay increases will be in people’s pay packets at the end of January when the Christmas and winter fuel bills come in.”

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