In April 2017, Gender Pay Gap legislation came into effect under the Equality Act 2010. This requires any employer with 250 employees or more to publish their gender pay gap for their employees.

We are committed to treating our people equally and fairly and welcome the opportunity to report on our gender pay gap data.

Our Findings

Our gender pay gap is significantly lower than the national average of 8.6%, as reported by the Office of National Statistics. Our mean gender pay gap is -2.9%, meaning that on average, our female employees receive a higher rate of pay. This is driven by the fact that we have a higher percentage of women than men in our more senior roles.

We have found no inconsistency between how we pay men and women for the same role, although there is a pay gap driven by the makeup of male store managers versus female store managers in differing store sizes.

The reported data for average bonus shows a gender gap of 47% in favour of men. This has improved on the previous year due to the addition of a number of female participants in the senior leadership scheme.

Gender Demographic

The data below shows we employ a high proportion of men at all levels across the company. This difference is slightly higher in our more senior Head Office roles, which sit in the upper to top quartile of our total population.

Gender Pay Gap Graph
Gender Pay Gap Graph
Gender Pay Gap

The table below displays the gender pay gap, both mean and median and captures the difference between the hourly rate of male and female employees.

Gender Pay Gap Graph
Gender Bonus Gap

The proportion of male and female employees who received a paid bonus reflect the higher number of males in higher paid senior roles. All employees have an equal opportunity to receive bonus pay which includes commission.

The table below captures the difference between the average bonus pay paid to male and female employees across the business.

Gender Pay Gap Graph
The Future

We are confident that our male and female employees are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs. We are equally supportive of the development of men and women and have policies in place to ensure the fair and equal treatment of men and women. We continue to focus on ensuring opportunities are open and fair for both women and men.


Gender pay data is produced annually. This data is accurate as of 5th of April 2018. To see how the calculations have been produced please visit

This information can also be found on the government portal at

The Gender Pay Gap Report for 2019 is available at

The Gender Pay Gap Report for 2017 is available at