Winterwood Farms Ltd (“WWD”) is a soft fruit company employing in 2022/2023, over 250 employees in any given week all year round. The number changes ±~25% depending on the season and is a mixture of part and full time.

On the Report’s snapshot date WWD had ~55% female relevant & full pay employees and ~45% male relevant & full pay employees.

The Company’s Mean Gender Pay Gap in hourly pay was 7.0% (i.e. female pay was 7.0% lower than men’s pay), whilst the Median Gender Pay Gap in hourly pay was 5.1% (i.e. female pay was 5.1% lower than male pay). Is important to note that each role within the Company is paid the same to both sexes, and that this difference simply shows that slightly more females have taken up the lower paid roles than males, rather than females being paid less to do the same role. Bonus Pay figures show that, whilst 12.2% of male relevant employees received bonus pay, 34.5% of female relevant employees were paid bonuses. Mean Gender Pay Gap in Bonuses was -285.6% and Median Gender Pay Gap in Bonus was -251.9%. The WWD bonus scheme is based purely on the employee’s performance & incentive, regardless of gender. The figures show that more and higher bonuses were achieved by female relevant employees than male relevant employees.



Winterwood Farms has been required by law to publish Gender Pay Gap Report since 2018, with this being our 6th published Report, the Company’s track record with regard to equality has been good. There is a slight increase of the percentage of the women in the Upper Hourly Pay Quarter, with more equal distribution of men and women in the Upper Quartile, compared to previous years. As Pay is assigned to the specific role, and both male and female employees in the same position receive the same Pay, the Gap in Pay is 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 continue to ensure that all arising opportunities are readily available to all.

Written Statement
Managing Director of Winterwood Farms Ltd, Stephen Taylor, 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.





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