LWC Drinks enhances parental leave and launches Women’s Network

LWC Drinks has announced the launch of a Women’s Network along with changes to its Parental Leave policies.

Ebrahim Mukadam: ‘As a family-owned business, supporting colleagues in their own family life is incredibly important to us.’

As part of a wider company initiative to support better inclusivity and diversity within both the business and the sector as a whole, LWC is in the process of reassessing all of its policies to ensure that they remain in line with the growing company’s core family values, whilst creating the best employee experience.

To kick start the initiative, on 27 July, LWC Drinks hosted its first ever Women’s Network event, with guest speaker and founder of the Women in Wholesale network Elit Rowland.

The event included an announcement of changes to LWC’s Parental Leave policies, with enhanced maternity, paternity and shared parental leave pay.

Ebrahim Mukadam, managing director at LWC Drinks, commented: “I am absolutely delighted to be announcing the launch of our Women’s Network and changes to our Parental Leave policies.

“As a business operating within the wholesale sector, we are acutely aware that it can sometimes feel like a male-dominated industry, and we want to be a driving force behind that change.

“We are hopeful that by creating this network, both female and male colleagues will have a dedicated support network and forum to share ideas, inspire one another, communicate and learn. Having Elit as our first speaker was a real privilege. As a woman in wholesale herself, we just knew that Elit would really resonate with our audience.

“As a privately-owned family business, supporting colleagues in their own family life is incredibly important to us, and this is especially key when it comes to starting a family, and those early days of life with a new child. We are really proud of the changes we are making and look forward to welcoming many more babies into the LWC family!

“People are the core of our business, and they are the reason why we’re able to provide a stand-out service to our customers. We want to support our employees through all major life moments, so we are regularly reviewing all our policies and seek to make changes and improvements in line with our company values and employee feedback.”


Published Date: August 4, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News