Gender Pay Gap Report

Introduction to UK Gender Pay Gap 2023 

At Harwoods, fairness is at the heart of everything we do. It is a principle we abide by, whether it involves how we treat customers or how we treat each other within the workplace. The data shown here reflects the gender balance within our organisation as of 5th April 2023. It measures the difference between the average earnings of all male and female employees irrespective of their role, length of service or seniority. 

The automotive sector has traditionally attracted a larger percentage of male applicants and we have been working hard to address the gender imbalance. Currently 27% of our employee population are female. We are supportive of the Government’s decision to require large organisations such as our own, to publish their gender pay gap statistics to help us focus on this area of our business. Our aim is to ensure that all departments throughout the business are committed to attracting, retaining, and developing the careers of female employees, with our founding principle being to hire on capability, irrespective of gender. In summary, the metrics demonstrate for every £1.00 earned by a male, a female earns £0.91 (median) and therefore their median hourly pay is 8.5% lower. When comparing Mean rate, females are 5.5% lower than males - this is an improvement against last year’s 6.7% rate. 

Females occupy 19.3% of the highest paid roles and 29.3% of lowest paid roles within our organisation. In respect of bonus payments, women earn £0.70 for every £1.00 (median) earned by males when comparing their median bonus pay, females earn 30.2% lower than males. Throughout the organisation 73.1% of females received bonus payment as against 76.2% of males. We are delighted that we continue to improve year on year in these key areas and the recent introduction of a dedicated internal recruitment team has helped us focus on ensuring we attract the very best talent across our portfolio, irrespective of gender. We have females leading the following departments: 

  • Sales & Marketing 

  • Payroll 

  • Brand Marketing 

  • Employee Relations 

  • Learning and Recruitment 

  • 3 females lead our Aftersales Depts 

We are proud to have more females involved in all areas of our business and look forward to building upon the progress we have made over the last 3 years. Should you wish to view more information on our success, please go to : HARWOODS LIMITED gender pay gap data for 2023-24 reporting year - GOV.UK - GOV.UK (gender-pay-gap.service.gov.uk) 

James Carroll

HR Director 

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