The gift was in recognition of the hard work put in by staff as the company’s UK network of dairies and depots was growing, and to mark the 10th anniversary of Wiseman’s floatation on the London Stock Exchange. Each member of staff was given 100 shares, now worth over £400, which they can sell free of tax from 1 October.
Robert Wiseman Dairies now processes and distributes more than one in four litres of fresh milk in Britain every day. The company employs more than 4,500 staff in seven dairies and 15 distribution depots from Keith in the northeast of Scotland, to Pensilva in Cornwall.
Robert Wiseman, chief executive of Robert Wiseman Dairies, said: “We wanted to mark our 10th anniversary as a plc in 2004 by saying thanks to our staff, and I’m delighted that so many will now benefit.
“We continue to make good progress in a tough market and that’s down to the commitment shown by our employees coupled with a substantial investment in our network of dairies and distribution depots.”
Jason Logan, distribution support coordinator at the company’s Glasgow depot, said: “This is a great little tax-free bonus for all of us who have been here over the last five years, and will come in handy with Christmas looming.”
Source: Robert Wiseman Dairies
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