ED&I is a top priority for us. Since creating our ED&I strategy, Everyone Belongs, we’ve been building on our positive work culture, establishing a robust approach of ED&I, and implementing initiatives to strengthen a culture of inclusion and equality, led from the top.

We want everyone to belong – and thrive with us

We value diverse abilities, backgrounds, life experiences and identities. We know that to put our people first and care passionately about them, we need to take the time to understand everyone in all their diverse and unique ways.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

How will we continue to do that?

To take our strategy forward, we’ll draw on existing partnerships with Access Accountancy and Top Employers and collaborate with benchmarking organisations to support us in our commitments to gender, race, and socio-economic equality.

What we’ve achieved so far

  • Across our team of partners, female representation is 38%, which compares positively in our sector.
  • We have a good gender balance at Director and Senior Manager level, and at all levels of the firm.
  • All staff are taking part in an ED&I workshop to reflect on the importance of ED&I and how we can all contribute to an inclusive culture.
  • Staff scored 75 in our Great Place to Work survey for feeling a sense of belonging at Saffery.
  • Our six people networks (Accessibility, Cultural Heritage, Faith, LGBTQ+, Social Mobility, Women) support underrepresented groups and influence the ED&I agenda.
  • We’ve been named as one of Britain’s Top Employers for 21 consecutive years.
  • In 2023 our gender pay gap and gender bonus gap remained low*, at 4.4% and 4.7% respectively. This is in part because of our great gender balance, reward policies and practices that we strive to keep fair and consistent for everyone.

We know we still have work to do, but we’re dedicated to learning even more in creating equal opportunities for all of our people. Putting our people first is, and has always been, at the heart of who we are, and how we operate.

*Take a look at our previous reports:

Read the gender pay gap report for 2022.
Read the gender pay gap report for 2021.
Read the gender pay gap report for 2020.
Read the gender pay gap report for 2019.
Read the gender pay gap report for 2018.