The requirement to publish the Gender Gap Pay information is very much welcomed by us at Peach.
Peach is committed to the principle of equal pay for the roles performed and to paying a good rate for all roles, as a matter of fairness and to achieve our goal of being a Top 10 Sunday Times Best Employer.
Our median gender pay gap for all employees is 3.7%.
Our median bonus pay gap is 30%.
The average median gender pay gap declared in the UK is 18.4%, the public sector pay gap is 11% and, even compared with other pub companies, 3.7% is a significantly smaller gap than most. But we are not complacent and will aim for more improvement in coming years. We will continue to Make Life Peachy for both women and men.
The bonus gap is wider because at the time of reporting more men were in roles that were eligible for a bonus payment, primarily in senior chef ro
les. Our whole sector needs to focus on employing and promoting more women in chef and senior executive roles. Peach would like to beat the industry in these areas, but there is a long way to go.
We are focusing on recruiting direct from catering colleges, and improving the career path for female chefs by growing our own through strong apprenticeships. The front of house team is much better balanced, with almost 50% of our General Managers currently female. The Peach board of directors is also far more balanced than most boards, consisting of 3 women and 3 men.
We will continue to focus on offering promotion and employment opportunities regardless of gender in all roles. Our bonus schemes are performance-based.
To Make Life Peachy, Peach is committed to ensuring we are an attractive employer for those with caring responsibilities and we will continue to offer a flexible approach to working practices especially for Maternity or Parental Leave. It is our goal to develop and/or employ more women in the kitchen. This change would address almost all of the gender gap identified and show leadership in the industry.