Brasserie Blanc

Gender Pay Gap Report

Blanc Brasseries Limited

In accordance with gender pay gap reporting regulations we are publishing our statistics for April 2020. The statistics are based on the prescribed snapshot date of 5 April 2020.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions imposed on the hospitality sector, all Blanc Brasseries were temporarily closed on the snapshot date of 5 April 2020. As a result, all eligible employees of the Company were on furlough leave and paid furlough pay in accordance with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or otherwise absent from the business on other forms of statutory leave. As such the Company had no full-pay relevant employees on the snapshot date.

As a result of this, the only statistics which the Company is able to report are those related to bonus pay. The bonus statistics are based on the bonuses received by our workforce in the year to 5 April 2020.  Women’s mean bonus pay is 37% higher than men’s, and women’s median bonus pay is 10% higher than men’s:

Mean bonus gap        (33%)

Median bonus gap     (10%)

6% of women received bonus pay

8% of men received bonus pay

Bonus payments are role specific and based on individual site performance. The majority of bonuses paid in 2020 were paid to General Manager and Head Chefs as a management team. The gap in % of women receiving bonus payments is driven by the higher proportion of males in Head Chef positions across our estate.

Despite the challenges that we have faced over the past 18 months, we remain committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of all employees. We pay men and women the same amount for doing equivalent work, with structured pay rates and salary bandings reviewed annually against market rates and performance.

Equality and diversity across our teams is incredibly important to us and we continue to evaluate our policies and reward packages to ensure that they are inclusive, fair and consistent.


Helen Melvin

People Director, September 2021