At Burton’s we are proud to employ over 1,700 biscuit experts across the UK, baking some of the UK’s most loved snack brands such as Wagon Wheels, Jammie Dodgers, Maryland cookies, Lyons, Fish ‘n’ Chips and Royal Edinburgh, alongside some excellent retailer brands and partnerships under exciting licenses. We have four Burton’s bakeries, Edinburgh, Blackpool and Llantarnam, a Thomas Fudge’s site in Dorset and a Head Office in St Albans.
The majority of our colleagues work in our bakeries (79%), making our delicious products and working hard to make every day more of a treat for our consumers.
As a business, we wholeheartedly believe in diversity and that our workforce should reflect our wide ranging consumer-base.
We must remember that, although the gender pay gap report gives us great momentum for reviewing and improving the opportunities available to men and women in the workplace, gender pay gap and equal pay are different matters. Gender pay gap is the difference in average pay between men and women in a business. It is different to equal pay, which is a legal requirement to pay men and women the same for equal or similar work.
We strongly believe that our 7.1 mean pay gap – which is significantly lower than the National average mean of 17.9% (ONS – 2018) is an indication of our progress to date. Our existing policies and procedures support diversity and inclusion on a gender basis, however we are still committed to do more to improve our gender pay gap.
Diversity is a very broad matter and gender equality is one (important) part of our wider strategy. We are passionate about doing what is right for our employees and prospective employees and are fully committed to making Burton’s Biscuits the employer of choice for colleagues of all backgrounds. We are proud of our existing gender pay gap number and are excited about reducing it even further with the plans we have in place.
We confirm that the data in this report is accurate.