Paper Tiger is proud to support the Real Living Wage campaign. We were one of the first businesses in Scotland to sign up, and the first independent retailer in Edinburgh to make the pledge.
Michael Apter, Paper Tiger Owner says: “Offering the Living Wage UK rate to our team does a number things for Paper Tiger. It values the work that our people do, it attracts high calibre individuals to join and stay with our team, and it means our customers and our suppliers know that they are working with and supporting a business that wants to do the right the thing. We work hard to deliver a great shopping experience with high levels of service, and the Real Living Wage is the starting point for us to ensure that the efforts of our team are rewarded".
It means a lot to our team too. Laura said "I work for Paper Tiger, who pay the Living Wage, because it allows me to live outside work. Everyone has a life outside work, and working for a company that provides and supports the Living Wage allows me to be who I want to be and more".
Dawn said: "Working for a Company who pay the Living Wage makes living in Edinburgh - one of the most expensive cities in the world - much more realistic and manageable for me", and Iman said: "Working for a Living Wage Company means less financial worry for me, and therefore provides a more positive and fulfilling working experience and environment".
The Real Living Wage team recently interviewed Michael and Maria, and you can see what they said here:
At Paper Tiger, we firmly believe that paying the Real Living Wage helps our business, but also the keeps money in our local economy and helps other independent businesses like us.