Gender Pay Gap

Report 2018

As part of the Sysco family, Brakes UK is committed to being a fair and equal employer, offering a great experience to everyone who works for us, and this has been recognised by our engagement score which has improved significantly two years in a row.

For the second consecutive year, I am pleased to report that relative to the UK national average of 17.9%, our Gender Pay Gap is comparatively low at 1.96%. This is positive news for us, as it means that we have almost no di‹erence in average or midpoint pay between men and women overall in our business.

We have always said that the success of Brakes is down to its people. Our 6,600 colleagues have a unique spirit, doing everything possible as individuals and teams to help our tens of thousands of customers to thrive day in, day out. A business like ours oers a diverse range of job roles, the majority of which are in operations, and we provide one in five out of home meals to a customer base as varied as our workforce: from 5* hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals and care homes to local independent restaurants and take-aways, and everything in between.

We have an ongoing commitment and focus to provide an open, diverse and respectful environment for all our colleagues, and our colleagues’ feedback on this through our annual engagement survey recognises our approach to Diversity & Inclusion as a particular strength, ahead of UK benchmarks. Inclusivity is one of our core values and we have focused on it for some years now, through our mandatory Respect At Work training for all managers, and creating equal opportunity for career development through our talent and development programmes. We are encouraged that proportionally more women were hired and promoted at all management grades last year, and will continue with our focus on equal treatment for all, building on the good work already in place.

We aim to oer a great working environment and opportunities for all who work at Brakes UK, helping us continue to build on the great business we have today.

Brakes UK CEO
April 2019