Springfield Properties significantly closes gender pay gap
18th February 2022
One of Scotland’s leading home builders, Springfield Properties, has announced its gender pay gap is almost closed, reporting a fractional difference in pay between men and women and representing a significant reduction in 2019 figures.
Springfield Properties has a mean gender pay gap of 0.5 per cent, down from 6.8 per cent in 2019. Based on median pay, men at Springfield are paid 2.6% more than women, down from 11.3 per cent in 2019. According to Office of National Statistics, on average, men in the UK are paid 15.4 per cent more than women, further highlighting Springfield’s strong figures.
Springfield’s gender pay gap provides a snapshot of the firm as of April 2021 and uses agreed Government methodology to calculate its figures. As part of its report, Springfield confirmed that last year new female directors were appointed and three women were promoted into management roles.
Springfield credited its impressive results to providing ongoing training, professional and personal development and creating an environment where all employees can thrive and progress. This includes the group’s commitment to have 15 per cent of its staff in further education, formal training, or hired as apprentices which it is already exceeding.
Kirsty Douglas is an architectural assistant and masterplan co-ordinator who joined the Springfield team as a trainee in 2020 after achieving a Master of Architecture with merit. Kirsty, said: “There is a misconception that technical roles are dominated by men, but that’s changing and it’s great to see more women like me given a platform for growth. I am fortunate to be part of a great company that promotes career progression, regardless of gender and I am looking forward to continuing to build on my experience.”
Innes Smith, CEO for Springfield Group, commented: “We are proud of these results, which clearly evidence the steps we have taken to foster an inclusive culture where anyone can progress and succeed.
“Despite the challenges of the last couple of years, we have continued to invest heavily in our team and provide clear routes for progression. Following the successful completion of additional qualifications supported by Springfield, we were pleased to see three of our female team secure well deserved managerial positions and to welcome two new female directors further strengthening the leadership team.”