Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2024



As a progressive employer who believes equality is one of the key pillars of a successful business, we are pleased to once again report against the annual requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

In our eigth year of reporting we have reported a mixed set of results over the years, however we are pleased the results for this year show our Gender Pay Gap has fallen.  Although we have lost a high earning female in the last year, performance pay increases for some female managers, recruitment of another female at middle management and recruitment of a female supervisor, has had a positive impact.

  • Our mean gender pay gap, which started at 12.8% in 2017, fell progressively over the next few years until it was finally closed 3 years ago at -2.4%. This slipped back to 2.3% for 2023, however this has again fallen to -2.0% for 2024.
  • Our median gender pay gap, which started at 11.3% in 2017, has fallen continuously every year and is now down to -8.3% for 2024.
  • Our mean bonus gender gap fell significantly to -21.2% while or median bonus gender pay gap fell to -209.7%, mainly explained by the fact that bonus payments were received by a small number of employees, with a significant bonus earned by one female employee.
  • Bonus payments were received by 2.8% of females compared to only 1.7% of males.

The proportion of each gender in quartile pay bands is skewed as only 11% of the workforce are female, however when we look at dispersion of each gender across the same pay quartiles it shows a significantly different picture:

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I hereby confirm that the information provided in this report to be accurate.

Gary McEwan

Managing Director

3rd June 2024




Interfloor Limited is required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.  We are a progressive employer who believes fairness in all we do is one of the core foundations to our business approach.

The reporting requirement involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation.  We can use these results to assess:

  • the levels of gender equality in our workplace
  • the balance of male and female employees at different levels
  • how effectively talent is being maximised and rewarded.

The challenge for Interfloor and across the UK is to eliminate any gender pay gap.


  1. The Mean Gender Pay Gap

After showing a significant year on year improvement over the first 5 years of reporting resulting in a gap in favour of females by 2021, the situation unfortunately worsened a little over the next 2 years however has again improved in 2024.  This decrease in our Gender Pay Gap has been driven by significant performance related wage increases for some female managers.  The appointment of an additional female at middle management level, along with the appointment of a female shift supervisor has also contributed.

Mean averages are useful because they place the same value on every number they use, giving a good overall indication of the gender pay gap, but very large or small pay rates can dominate and distort the answer.

Our analysis of comparable roles shows that we reward men and women fairly for similar work.  There are 2 key drivers behind our mean gender pay gap, the largest of those being shiftwork.  As a traditional manufacturing Company two thirds of our employees work shiftwork, 97% of whom are male, and who receive an additional allowance which is not related to their value to the business but is compensation for anti-social working hours.  Any women working these shift work patterns would receive exactly the same remuneration.  Excluding shift working allowances from the calculation brings the mean gender pay gap significantly down to -13.8% meaning we on average pay our female employees even better than their male counter-parts when we exclude anti-social working payments.  Whilst there is no occupational reason for male dominance in this role we continue to find it extremely difficult to attract females to manufacturing roles.

The second key driver reflects the lower representation of women at senior levels within the organisation and especially our difficulty in recruiting women in operations, technical and engineering disciplines. However, whilst just over 5 years ago we had 0% female representation in our Senior Management Team, we now have 10% and will focus on how this can be grown.  We are also focusing on growing female representation in middle management.

  1. The Median Gender Pay Gap

Despite losing a little ground in 2020 we have shown significant year on year improvement reducing from 11.1% in 2017 to now -8.3% in 2024.

Median averages are useful to indicate what the ‘typical’ situation is i.e. in the middle of an organisation and are not distorted by very large or small pay rates.

When we exclude anti-social working payments the gap was -20.5%, demonstrating the middle paid female was paid more than the middle paid male.

  1. The Mean Bonus Gender Pay Gap

Whilst this can be a good measure where bonus payments are common across an organisation, large or small bonus payments can dominate and distort the answer where such payments are not prevalent across the business.  This is the case for Interfloor as bonus schemes are limited to Senior Management as well as UK and International Sales functions which make up less than 10% of the workforce.    In 2024 less than 2% of the workforce received a bonus, with one female employee receiving the most significant bonus.

  1. The Median Bonus Gender Pay Gap

The median bonus gender pay gap favoured our female employees this year, but similar to the mean gap above, this is distorted by a very small number of employees receiving a bonus.

  1. The Proportion of Males & Females Receiving a Bonus Payment

As achievement of bonus payments is based on various business performance metrics, after a tough trading year the number of employees receiving a bonus fell to less than 2% of the workforce. Of those receiving a bonus, 2.8% were female and 1.7% were male.

  1. The Proportion of Males & Females in Each Quartile Pay Band

The proportion of each gender in quartile pay bands for April 2024 shows:

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As female employees only account for 11% of the workforce this can be partially misleading, the dispersion of each gender across the same pay quartiles shows:

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As outlined above, allowances paid entirely for anti-social working patterns and not related to the value of the role or person within the organisation skews our figures significantly, given the high proportion of shift workers and difficulties in recruiting females to these operations roles.  Excluding shift allowances the proportion of each gender in quartile pay bands is quite different:

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And more interestingly the dispersion of each gender across the same pay quartiles excluding shift allowances shows that whilst males are reasonably equally dispersed across the quartiles, half of women sit in the upper quartile:

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Recruitment & Retention

Following the covid pandemic, introduction of IR35, Brexit and the current cost of living crisis which have all had a serious impact on the labour market; recruitment and retention has been extremely challenging over the last few years.

Unfortunately fewer women study and work in science, technology, engineering and maths [STEM] disciplines in the UK which form a large part of our organisation.  In the medium to longer terms our aim is to recruit/develop more female employees into our operations focused functions as well as our Senior and Middle Management Teams.  Significant progress has been made with 10% of the Senior Management Team and over 20% of the Middle Management Team now being female.

In order to achieve this aim we will continue to:

  • Support national activities from Government and education/training providers to encourage increases in female participation in STEM subjects.
  • Work with local education authorities to promote female participation in STEM subjects.
  • Review our recruitment & retention strategies to ensure they focus on attracting female talent in key areas.
  • Develop a production operations and engineering apprenticeship programme with particular focus on recruiting females.
  • Continue to attempt to break down the stereotypical barriers and beliefs that traditional manufacturing should be a male dominant environment.

Pay Systems

In determining pay and reward for our employees we balance a number of factors, including the economic climate, company performance as well as external market for the roles that we offer.  Whilst our reward systems have always ensured full compliance with equal pay, we continue to integrate gender pay gap considerations into future reviews of pay and reward.