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Cleanology’s Dominic Ponniah Elected to Living Wage Foundation’s Leadership Group

Cleanology’s Dominic Ponniah Elected to Living Wage Foundation’s Leadership Group
02 April 2024

The Co-Founder and CEO of Cleanology, Dominic Ponniah, is joining the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group as Co-Chair.

The group aims to champion the Living Wage Foundation’s cause throughout the supply chain and assist with policy decisions. Dominic joins FM industry names such as Mike Bullock from Corps Security and Sofie Hooper from IWFM.

The Recognised Service Provider accreditation was set up by the Living Wage Foundation to honour suppliers who offer a Real Living Wage bid in place of or alongside every market rate submittal to all prospective and current clients. In 2022 and 2023, 100 per cent of new business won by Cleanology was signed up to pay the Real Living Wage or higher.

The Real Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK. Unlike the government’s National Living Wage, the Real Living Wage is the only wage rate independently calculated based on rising living costs and applies to everyone over 18.

Dominic said, “As a long-term supporter of the Real Living Wage, I am absolutely thrilled to have been elected as Co-Chair of the Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group. This dedicated group of business leaders are champions of fair pay and understand well the commercial benefits for organisations who pay the Real Living Wage. We want to support other businesses in any way we can on their journey to adopting the Real Living Wage so they too can realise the mutual benefits. I very much look forward to working with my Co-Chair Phil Smith and the rest of the group to continue to expand the Recognised Service Provider network.”

Fin Watkinson, Partnerships & Campaigns Manager at the Living Wage Foundation, added, “We are delighted that Dominic has agreed to take on the role of co-chair of the Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group. The Leadership Group has provided us with brilliant expertise and insight for many years, and we are extremely grateful for the continued support of all the members. Dominic and Cleanology have been a fantastic addition to the group over the last two years, and it is a show of Dominic’s commitment to the group and to advocating for the real Living Wage that he has agreed to take this on, succeeding Mike Bullock of Corps Security who has co-chaired excellently since 2022. We look forward to working with Dominic, Phil, and the Leadership Group to continue to champion the real Living Wage in the service provision sector.”

Picture: a photograph of Dominic Ponniah. Image Credit: Cleanology

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 02 April 2024


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