Winterwood Farms Ltd (“WWD”) is soft fruit company employing in 2019/2020 on average 270 employees by number in any given week, all year round. The number changes ±~20% depending on the season, and is a mixture of part time and full time.
On the Report’s snapshot date, “WWD” had 53% female relevant employees and 47% male relevant employees, but full-pay relevant employees were 49% female and 51% male.
The Company’s Mean Gender Pay Gap in hourly pay was 3% (i.e. female pay 3% lower than men’s pay), which stayed on the similar lever to last year, whilst the Median Gender Pay Gap in hourly pay is 0.2%.
Bonus Pay figures show that whilst 3% of male relevant Employees received bonus pay, 30.9% of female relevant Employees were paid bonuses. Mean Gender Pay Gap in Bonuses was -157% and Median Gender Pay Gap in Bonus was -76% i.e., in both cases Females were better represented than males.
The WWD bonus scheme is based purely on the employee’s performance, regardless of gender.
This is the third Gender Pay Gap Report that the Company is required by law to publish, and the company’s track record with equality initiative has been good. There are more women in the Upper Quartile pay band and more equal distribution of men and women in the Upper Middle Quartile, compare to previous years.
As Pay is assigned to the specific role, and both male and female employees on the same position receive the same Pay, The Gap in Pay is mainly due to the different roles taken up by men and women within The Company.
The Company continues to uphold its efforts in closing any Pay Gap identified and also to ensure all arising opportunities are readily available to all.
Terry Gilham (Company Director of Winterwood Farms Ltd.) confirms that the information is accurate as at the time of publishing and the data has been calculated according to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.