Bentley sets aside bonus of almost £2m for staff as it shrugs off consumer squeeze
Bentley has set aside a bonus of almost £2million for staff as it shrugs off the consumer squeeze.
About 2,000 workers at the luxury car maker will receive an average of £1,000 from the special bonus next month.
The payment for factory floor staff comes as Bentley sales thrive despite motor industry supply chain disruption.
Boost: About 2,000 workers at the luxury car maker will receive an average of £1,000 from the special bonus next month
The unexpected payout is a reward for good performance and does not relate to the cost-of-living crisis. The company said sales and forward orders remain strong despite rising materials costs and the Shanghai lockdown.
Chief executive Adrian Hallmark said: ‘We have made more money and we are sharing a bit.’
Volkswagen-owned Bentley posted record results earlier this year.
Profits hit £325million after it sold 14,659 cars. It is now investing £2.5billion into the business as it moves to selling only electric vehicles.
It assembles cars, which have features including finely-crushed diamonds in the paintwork, in Crewe, Cheshire.