Bentley sets aside bonus of almost £2m for staff


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. 

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