More than 14% of all jobs in Scotland pay less than the real Living Wage – around 330,000 jobs. Despite this, Doqaru has committed to paying the real Living Wage and delivering a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate calculated according to living costs. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage voluntarily, recognising the value of their workers and ensuring that a hard day’s work receives fair pay.

“Being accredited shows our commitment to paying our staff a fair wage for their work at Doqaru. We also have greater opportunities to be selected by suppliers that want to work with businesses that share this value. For instance, Doqaru will be included in the Employer Map and in the Business Directory accessible by other Living Wage Employers.” – Yekemi Otaru.

Gail Irvine, Living Wage Scotland Manager said: “We’re delighted that Doqaru has become an accredited Living Wage employer. They join a growing movement of over 2500 employers in Scotland who together want to ensure workers have what they need to thrive.

Alongside becoming accredited, Doqaru has also been nominated for two awards. The first, Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year category at the 2022 Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the Scotland & Northern Ireland region and the second, Social Entrepreneur of the year at The 4th Scottish Women’s Awards 2022.

Sarah Downs, Doqaru Co-Director, states, “We are delighted to have been nominated for these awards. The last few years have been challenging and the entire Doqaru team have been working hard to overcome the hurdles we’ve had to jump. It’s great to have our hard work and dedication to our clients and community recognised. A huge thank you to the people who nominated us. It means a lot!”