Keeping It Real – Listers Show Staff It Cares

Listers has increased every employee’s wages by a grand permanently to help with the cost-of-living crisis. The firm originally offered an extra £1,000 for just 12 months starting last in May. The firm will also pay no less than the Real Living Wage.

The trade fabricator is also due to increase the rate for all hourly paid colleagues from £10.40 to £10.90 in May 2023, which is the voluntary Real Living Wage. This is a 14.7% increase on the current UK Minimum Wage of £9.50.


There is not expected to be a corresponding price rise to customers.


“In November, we posted a record month, with sales of £4 million. An accumulation of factors brought about this incredible result, including investment in products, machinery and marketing.”

-Roy Frost

Managing director, Listers


Prepared for rising bills

“But most importantly of all, our colleagues across all parts of the business have really stepped up to the plate. Without their hard work, this achievement would not have been possible,” continues Listers’ Frost. “This pay rise is in part a recognition of that dedication. But we also understand that inflation and soaring energy costs have affected all household budgets this last year and we want to do everything we can to make sure all our colleagues are prepared for rising bills.”


Staff retention


Frost adds: “On the one hand, we want to protect our colleagues from rising prices, yet we also want to guarantee that product quality and service levels remain high. The best way to do that is to attract and retain the best people.”

“It’s no secret that we have been experiencing a skills crisis in the window and door industry and the news that the UK’s overall workforce is shrinking means we all have to work harder to develop the best products, which create new opportunities for our customers.”

These opportunities include premium products across both aluminium and PVC-U, all delivered in a range of finishes on rapid lead times. These include the Sheerline roof lantern and the Prestige window range and the Sheerline Classic window and timber alternatives from the Residence Collection and Veka.


Picture: Listers has announced above inflation pay rises for all staff to help guarantee product quality and service levels.



Article written by Cathryn Ellis
13th January 2023


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