Day Lewis Plc was founded by the late Kirit Patel MBE and his brother JC Patel in 1975, the Group remains a family-owned entity today, having grown from one pharmacy in Southborough to owning and managing over 260 pharmacies in the UK today. Day Lewis employs over 2500 people and has a major presence in the South of England, from Cornwall to Greater London.
The success of the group has been largely attributed to its employees and its organisational culture. The company’s core purpose is “To help people in the community stay healthy and feel better”. Further, the Group has a strong set of core values which are:
- To keep our caring family culture
- To look after our customers
- To be disciplined and professional
- To be different through innovation
- To reward, recognise and empower
- To have fun
At Day Lewis we recognise and actively encourage the benefits of having a diverse workforce across our business.
In 2018, for the first time UK Companies with over 250 employees have to report on their gender pay gap.
WHAT IS THE GENDER PAY GAP?
The gender pay gap shows the difference between the average (mean or median) earnings of men & women regardless of the nature of their work – It looks across the entire company. It can be influenced by the different number of men and women across all roles.
Gender and Bonus Pay Gap
The median pay gap is calculated by listing all male employees hourly pay rates and taking the rate in the middle of the list. The same is done for female employees & then the median gender pay gap is the difference in pay between these two rates.
The other measure is the mean gender pay gap which shows the difference in the average hourly rate of pay between men & women.
Our Results – Pay – Hourly Rate
A similar calculation to the one carried out for pay- hourly rates is done for bonus payments. The results are as follows –
| 10.2% 38.6%
This is the proportion of Male and Female colleagues in each pay quartile.
UNDERSTANDING THE GENDER PAY GAP
The main driver between Gender Pay Gap is that at Day Lewis Plc we have a higher representation of females (> 70%) in pharmacy in roles such as pharmacy technicians, dispensers and counter assistants. We employ around 340 pharmacists with an equal number of men and women.
We are pleased that the gap comparing this year to the previous year has not grown significantly and we continue to work to reduce it.
As a female Executive Director at Day Lewis Plc I am proud to champion equality and diversity with our business. We remain committed to identifying talent and developing all our colleagues both male and female. Day Lewis continues to be an employer of choice for females wanting to work in the pharmacy sector and many of our employees have been rewarded for long service and loyalty.
I confirm that the information contained within this report is accurate.