Women in Finance

We are proud to continue to be an inclusive employer with a team of talented individuals who are the heart of our business. We have made huge strides in supporting gender balance within our organisation and signed the Women in Finance Charter in 2021 to show our commitment to the progression of women in senior roles. We are pleased to confirm that in 2023, we achieved our target to have 50% representation of women in our senior leadership teams and we pledge to continue this representation moving forward.

The Charter asks businesses like ours to pledge to:

  • have one member of the senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion
  • set internal targets for gender diversity in senior management
  • publish progress annually against these targets in reports on their website
  • have an intention to ensure pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.

What we have done since joining the charter:

  • We have set internal diversity targets within our company scorecards and the pay of our senior executive team is linked to our performance against these targets
  • We have built out our employee value proposition, including enhancing time off for family leave such as maternity, shared parental and paternity leave. We have introduced a concept known as V-Time, which allows colleagues to take uncapped paid time off to deal with unplanned life situations such as bereavement, emergencies, and mental wellbeing
  • We believe our colleagues should be able to invest in their career whilst balancing other aspects of their life, so we have adopted an agile working approach that gives greater flexibility on days they work from home
  • We are continuing to grow a diverse and inclusive culture, supporting the needs of our entire workforce
  • We encourage and support colleagues with their careers. All colleagues have personal development plans in place.