Sovini Property Services offer all aspects of maintenance and construction services throughout the North West.

Gender pay reporting 2019/20

Sovini Property Services (SPS) has significantly reduced its gender pay gap by over 8% on the previous year for 2019/20.

Over the last 12 months SPS’s mean gender pay gap has fallen from +15.85% to +7.35% in favour of males, which compares positively against others in the construction industry.

SPS’s median pay gap is +17.92%, with the bonus pay gap standing at +12.84% (mean) and +3.47% (median).

SPS is working hard to change mindsets and encourage more women into what is still a very much male-dominated sector. In 2019 we supported an initiative launched by The Sovini Group aimed at encouraging female students to choose a career in the construction industry. The Construction Pathway is a week-long experience programme providing an insight into the construction industry.

Steven Parker, Director of Operations at Sovini Property Services said: “Although our pay gap shows an imbalance in favour of male employees we are confident that this is not related to any difference in pay for men and women in the same roles as we have robust pay structures in place. Our analysis shows that the gap is driven by the structure of our workforce. We work in partnership with local organisations to encourage more females to consider a career in the trades. We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we will continue to focus on diversifying our workforce over the next 12 months. We never rest on our laurels and we are always looking to improve. We are aware there is more work to do and we look forward to reducing this gap even further.”

The Sovini Group

The Sovini Group, parent company of Sovini Property Services, has been recognised as the UK’s Best Workplace for Women for the second consecutive year. The Group continues to buck the national trend on gender pay, with a gap of -2.67% in favour of female employees for 2019/20.

Kerry Beirne, Director of People & Learning for The Sovini Group, said: “We strive to ensure equality of pay for all our employees. Our approach to gender pay further reiterates our ongoing commitment to equality of opportunity and supports our inclusive culture.”