'Good on Greggs' - what you said as bakery giant announces staff bonus of up to £300
Customers have backed a decision by bakery giant Greggs to reward its staff with a monetary bonus after a “phenomenal” year.
The announcement that staff would receive up to £300 came on Wednesday, January 8 following the company’s 2019 results, which revealed a 13.5% sales growth compared with 7.2% in 2018.
Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside said colleagues have worked hard to deliver the company’s success over the last 12 months.
The bonus is expected to be paid at the end of this month.
While praise was huge for the Greggs decision on social media, some expressed concerns about how the bonus of those whose wages are topped up by Universal Credit would be impacted.
Here’s how you reacted on our social media pages:
Sharon Louise Atkinson: “My daughter and sister-in-law work for this company and they both say it’s a great company to work for, so refreshing to have a company value their staff.”
Rebecca Roberts: “Other big companies need to take note, this is excellent.”
Gillian May Donkin: “Some other big companies should realise this is how to treat your workforce. Good on Greggs.”
Steven Paxton: “Imagine working for a company who recognises the efforts made by people below board level.”
Linda Laverick: “Well done Greggs more business should share the profits with their staff.”
Jayne Eaglesham: “Appreciate the workers they’ll appreciate your business.” Carol Gledhill - Reynolds: “We need more companies like Greggs, their workforce means a lot to them.”
June Hood: “Fantastic.”
and well-deserved, my daughter had a Saturday job while a student and I know how hard the guys work in these shops.”
Kate Riley: “Brill, that they get a nice bonus. But, they want to look at the service certain shops offer.”
Lynne Teah: “Like how they are making managers and shop assistants equal with their bonus, very important message to other big businesses.”
Sue Allcroft: “Absolutely delighted that everybody on the shop floor is recognised with the same amount … it is really forward thinking management that does this!”