The co-founders of Brewdog, James Watt and Martin Dickie, will take no salary in 2020 to help safeguard jobs, MCA’s sister title Big Hospitality has reported.

In a tweet on Sunday (29 March), Watt said that “in order to protect as many jobs @brewdog as we can, many of our senior team have volunteered to take pay cuts. And, myself & my co-founder Martin are foregoing all salary for 2020. But, we have not started sleeping in the brewery (yet).”

He added that Dave McDowell, Brewdog CEO will also take a 50% pay cut.

Since the coronavirus break out, the craft-beer brand has been leading the charge on several community and NHS support initiatives.

In addition to the development and distribution of its ‘Punk Sanitiser’, it announced a free home delivery service for school lunches last week (23 March), using its beer trucks and drivers to do home deliveries for those in isolation.