BrewDog is now a living wage employer

Without us, we are nothing.

BrewDog is now a living wage employer

Today at BrewDog HQ we are celebrating our crew. From our phenomenal packaging team, through to our skilled brewers, professional bar staff and talented warehouse operators, we are proud to be a company full of committed, enthusiastic and hard-working folk. We've come a long way from the days of two guys, a dog and endless hours working a battered brew kit to the bone, hell-bent on bringing great craft beers to the world.
 
Today we make a special announcement that will affect each and every one of our staff in a positive way. Over the past few months, I (James) have worked closely with the directors, senior management and people department at BrewDog to review the care and attention BrewDog pays its employees, focusing particular attention to the extra benefits our crew receive as a perk of the job, as well as our pay scale for hourly paid employees.
 
As of 1st October 2014, BrewDog is a Living Wage employer.

This will also have a positive knock-on effect on all hourly paid positions, whether they are in our bars or at the brewery.
 
BrewDog employees who have achieved the Cicerone Certified Beer Server or Certified Cicerone qualification, which we fund for all staff keen to sit the exam, also receive an additional pay perk on top of the basic hourly rate for the position they hold.
 
Becoming a Living Wage employer will cost us an extra £1 million in 2015 alone and an extra £10m over the next 5 years as we add more new faces to our teams. We see this as a hugely important investment in ensuring the future of and recognising the importance of our team, which is our most valuable asset as a business.

Alongside our commitment to becoming a Living Wage employer, as of 1st January 2015, all full time BrewDog crew members will also receive private health insurance.
 
All these benefits are part of our ongoing dedication to creating the best possible working environment for everyone who works at BrewDog. We are committed to raising the standard not just of beer in the UK but also the customer service standard in the bar and pub sector.

This is a pretty ground-breaking move. But we like doing ground-breaking things at BrewDog.
 
To every member of our world-class team, thank you for being an incredible human being.
 
Without us, we are nothing.

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JamesBarfly 07.10.2014 @ 6:33pm
Really Forward thinking and yet another reason to visit your great bars!Im looking to get bk into running bars and restaurants, As a GM, U will be getting my CV very soon... Also when are U opening a larger site in Birmingham UK, and Toronto CA is crying out for a venue too... 😉 jx
Yolo 07.10.2014 @ 10:34am
If a relatively small outfit like Brewdog can do this, then the big multi-national companies who take part in the great zero hours rip off are taking the p***!!
salopcamraman 07.10.2014 @ 12:23am
Great news.
GoodOnYa 06.10.2014 @ 10:59pm
As a shareholder, Im delighted that the money is being spend this way!Paying a living wage is simply the decent thing to do
Dj Malcha 06.10.2014 @ 6:30am
I am not sure about Nikola, he was real trouble in HS! Keep an eye on that fella!
Awesome 05.10.2014 @ 2:32pm
Now I have one more reason to drink YOUR beers lol
Top Snap 05.10.2014 @ 4:36am
The wet hug photo above looks to have given Tony the most amazing mullet!
natedadp 04.10.2014 @ 7:53pm
Your most valuable assets walk out the door each night so it is great to see you taking care of them. When are you coming to Maplewood NJ to open a BrewDog+
BrewDog James 04.10.2014 @ 1:42pm
@just sayingWe did. And every single penny is being re-invested into our brewery and our people.
Shaunyboydotcom 04.10.2014 @ 10:07am
Great news.Well done Brewdog.Proud to be a shareholder.
Goes without saying 04.10.2014 @ 10:05am
Just sayin - and as theyve said countless times, every penny is being reinvested into the business. Surely this is the clearest proof of that, if anything?
Just sayin' 03.10.2014 @ 9:50pm
Brewdog made a £2.3M profit in 2013
OleFattGuy 03.10.2014 @ 6:31pm
You guys keep making me prouder and prouder to be a Punk! Excellent move, cheers and I am doubly proud to open my Punk IPA this time!
Equity Punk Chris 03.10.2014 @ 2:04pm
Well done on a proper social and moral move for all your employees!! As an equity punk and campaigner for social justice I wholeheartedly approve!!!
PeteH 03.10.2014 @ 1:25pm
I have often heard it quoted that the most valuable asset of a business is the staff.Im so glad Brewdog is taking this seriously. Happy workers are more productive.When do I start ??
Wyrmnax 03.10.2014 @ 1:09pm
So thats where my money went?Best possible news to this equity punk.
Saulot 03.10.2014 @ 11:37am
Excellent news even more reasons to support you n ya cheeky staff by visiting ya bars!
Sebilinz 03.10.2014 @ 11:27am
Makes me even prouder to be an equity punk.
Rik 03.10.2014 @ 10:35am
Good guy Brewdog!
Adam R 03.10.2014 @ 10:32am
Proud of yous.
BrewDogSarah 03.10.2014 @ 10:31am
@Londoner - yes it is, this introduction is the living wage for the UK as well as the weighting for London for those employees located in the capital.
Londoner 03.10.2014 @ 10:25am
this is great for all employees, but its still not the London Living Wage for the bars in London.
theboyknowsclass 03.10.2014 @ 9:46am
Great stuff guys! really glad that the (ever) excellent staff at the London bars are getting London Living Wage!
Andrew I 03.10.2014 @ 9:43am
Thats some really good stuff guys. Makes me even prouder to be an equity punk.
Grahamf4 03.10.2014 @ 9:16am
That is fantastic news. As you said, without them, your employees, you are nothing. Very cool thing to do.
minute44.com 03.10.2014 @ 9:09am
Yet again, BrewDog just gets it right.You guys are unbelievable!
notnixon 03.10.2014 @ 9:00am
Great news. Definitely the way forward.
Matt4545 03.10.2014 @ 8:51am
Fantastic news. Would love to be part of the Brewdog family! Need any data analysts...?
Snarlos 03.10.2014 @ 8:46am
Well done! Leading the way for taste, individuality and now the plight of the worker.
RJ 03.10.2014 @ 8:46am
very commendable action
bisseparoni 03.10.2014 @ 8:44am
This makes me smile - and ofcourse this makes me buy more Brewdog Beers. ;) You really show to the bussiness world what caring about your workers means. Keep up the good work! Hopefully we will someday end up living in a world where all of us workers will get a living wage.
Trenton 03.10.2014 @ 8:39am
Well done
Ox ears 03.10.2014 @ 8:38am
Great news James, glad to hear your first class crew are getting the best. Never had a negative experience from anyone Ive talked to or emailed at BrewDog. All the best for a great end to 2014 and even better 2015.
Impressed 03.10.2014 @ 8:34am
Really good effort you guys.