Women In Finance

Becketts believe in diversity and equality across all our workforce and at all levels of our firm.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining a wide range of talented people irrespective of their gender, race, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, beliefs or any other characteristic.

Women in Finance

Women In Finance Charter Mark

We are proud to have become one of the signatories of HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter which aims to support gender diversity at all levels across financial firms. Around 410 financial firms have signed up to the Charter as of March 2021.

As part of our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter we pledge to promote gender diversity by:

  • having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion;
  • setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management;
  • publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website; and
  • having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity

Samantha Owen is the senior team member who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion at Becketts.

Gender Diversity At Becketts

Our firm enjoys exceptionally high levels of gender diversity across all levels and our aim is to maintain gender balance across all parts of the business.

We first published our gender diversity information and our parity target at the end of Q3 2017 and, since then, the split has altered as we have recruited new staff to help with our growth, and we made some changes to our structure.

Back in November 2017 we had extremely high levels of gender diversity with 50% female representation in senior management positions and 57% female representation at board level.  As of 30/08/20 we have, disappointingly, fallen short of our parity target, despite having a higher percentage of women at Becketts overall. We now have 39% female representation in senior management and 29% at board level, but the senior team as a proportion of the group has also reduced.

Gender diversity, and all diversity strands, are as important as when we first signed up to the Women In Finance Charter in 2017.  We are always looking at our recruitment and training & development policies, and strive to get back to our previous high levels of gender diversity.