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Navigating the National Minimum Wage Increase: How a hospitality Recruitment Company Can Help!

Hospitality Recruitment Company

We hope this message finds you well amidst the hustle and bustle of your operations. Today, we're reaching out with some crucial information that affects both your bottom line and your valued employees. As of last month, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) in the UK has seen an increase, and it's essential for all hospitality business owners to be aware of these changes.

Understanding the National Minimum Wage Increase

In April of this year, the UK government implemented a rise in the National Minimum Wage. The new rate, set at £11.44 per hour, represents an important adjustment that directly impacts businesses across the hospitality sector. This increase not only reflects the rising cost of living but also underscores the government's commitment to ensuring fair compensation for all workers.

Calculating Annual Salaries: A Practical Guide

To help you navigate these changes effectively, we've prepared a simple guide to illustrate what the new NMW rate translates to in terms of annual salaries for different working hours:

Hours Worked per Week

Annual Salary (based on £11.44/hour)

40 hours


45 hours


50 hours


Setting Competitive Salaries: A Strategic Approach using a hospitality recruitment company.

In determining fair and competitive salaries for your staff, it's crucial to consider industry standards and the level of expertise required for each role. While it's essential to adhere to legal obligations, it's equally important to ensure that your compensation packages are commercially viable for your business and competitive to attract the right candidates.

*Here are our recommendations for salary ranges for key positions in the kitchen based on a 45 hour week. (Excludes London)

Job Role

Minimum salary

Median salary

Higher salary

Commis Chef




Chef de Partie




Sous Chef




Head Chef




Partner with Us for Success

As you strive to attract and retain top talent in your kitchen, partnering with a reputable hospitality recruitment company can streamline the hiring process and ensure that you secure the best candidates for your team. At Chefs for Chefs, we offer comprehensive recruitment services tailored to your specific needs, from sourcing candidates to managing the hiring process.

What does a hospitality recruitment company charge?

Our fees for recruitment services are structured based on the salaries offered to successful candidates. We believe in transparency and fairness, and our fees are competitive within the industry. For more information on our fee structure and how we can assist you in meeting your staffing needs, please don't hesitate to Contact us.

If you'd like to learn more about how we can assist you in meeting your staffing needs or have any questions about the National Minimum Wage increase, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We're always here to help.

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