Gender Pay Gap Statement

Gender Pay Gap Statment



James Burrell are committed to treating all employees fairly and equally regardless of their gender, ethnicity or any protected characteristic. Both men and women are paid equally within the company doing like-for-like roles. We have a duty to report our gender pay gap. This statement covers the 12-month period ending 5th April 2023.

It is important to note that the gender pay gap is not the same as equal pay:

  • Equal pay is women being paid the same as men in like-for-like roles
  • The gender pay gap looks at the difference in average earnings of men against the average earnings of women across the company as a whole, regardless of their role or seniority. As such even a company like James Burrell, who pays equal pay, can have a gender pay gap because we have more men working for the company and therefore have more men in senior roles.


Historically the construction sector, including builders' merchants, has not generally been seen as a sector with a wide employment appeal for women. It is for this reason that there is a much higher number of men working for the company than women.

As the snapshot date of 5th April 2023 our workforce was made up with 89.2% men and 10.8% women. Women were employed at all levels.



Mean and Median average gender pay gap for hourly pay

The median is significantly lower than the national average of 14.3%

Percentage of men and women receiving bonus pay

91.2% of men received a bonus compared to 93.9% women. The mean gender pay gap for bonus pay is minus 74% meaning women received a higher bonus on average. Although the median gender pay gap for bonus was 0% meaning the median average was equal between men and women.

We are actively looking to attract more women. In recent years the number of women in our employment has increased and this includes those working at a senior level. This is something which we will continue to focus on and encourage.

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