Jewelleru brand Lily Blanche has become the 650th company to sign up to the Scottish Government’s Business Pledge.
The silver-based personalised jewellery specialist announced that it had committed to the scheme, which is designed to boost productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement and development.
It includes a commitment to paying the real Living Wage, promoting workforce engagement and development, business innovation and community involvement with youth engagement and internationalisation.
Gillian Crawford, the firm’s founder, says: “We are thrilled to be the 650th signatory to the Scottish Government Business Pledge. Our highly talented, multi-lingual team at Lily Blanche have been driving the growth of our e-commerce business.
“In common with many women’s businesses, social purpose and fair work are at the centre of our strategy and doing business in an ethical manner is important to us and to our customers.”
Carolyn Currie, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Scotland adds: “WES Ambassador Gillian Crawford has built a unique, award-winning business in Lily Blanche and we are delighted that they have become the 650thcompany to sign up to the Scottish Government’s Business Pledge.
“Women-led businesses play a vital role in driving sustainable growth and alongside the considerable commitments of running and growing a business, Gillian commits a huge amount of time to supporting the ecosystem for female entrepreneurs, paying forward the skills and knowledge she has acquired to help more women fulfil their economic potential.”
Meanwhile, Business Minister Jamie Hepburn says: “I am delighted to announce Lily Blanche as the 650th business to make a commitment to the Scottish Business Pledge. The Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between government and business designed to create lasting inclusive, economic success.
“Our ambition is to build sustainable growth that also achieves fairness, equality, opportunity and innovation. Scotland relies on progressive, sustainable businesses built on strong core values. As a female led business, actively contributing to the Women’s Enterprise Framework, Lily Blanche are a shining example to many female entrepreneurs.”