Accolade Wines UK Gender Pay Gap 2022 Report

Accolade Wines is committed to gender equity and providing equal opportunities to all our employees regardless of their background or circumstances.

Accolade is focused on building a high-performance organisation and, as part of our People focused approach, we launched our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion global strategy, the Power of People, in which the key pillars are based on creating a diverse workforce, building an inclusive workplace and positively impacting our community.

Accolade Wines is compliant with the Equality Act 2010 Regulations 2017 that requires from UK employers with 250 or more employees to report annually on the gender pay gap in the following key metrics:

  1. Difference in Mean (Average) and Median Hourly Pay
  2. Difference in Mean (Average) and Median Bonus
  3. Proportion of male and female employees who received bonus pay
  4. The number of male and female employees in each quartile


Our 2022 Gender Pay gap report provides the outcomes of the key metrics for our UK workforce.

Our People

Accolade Wines is a global employer with workforce in 22 countries around the world and ended the 2022 financial year with 574 employees in the UK.  Our overall gender split in the UK is predominantly male with 73% representation.  This is consistent across all levels, in which 47.4% of our total workforce is comprising by industrial functions and 52.6% of non-industrial functions. Within our Industrial workforce, 94.1% is male and in our non-industrial workforce, 54% is male.

Difference in Mean (Average) and Median Hourly Pay

Based on the standard metrics and calculations of the UK gender report guidelines, a positive percentage would show that women had lower pay or bonuses than men in the organisation. A negative percentage would show that men had lower pay or bonuses than women in the organisation. A zero percentage would show that there was equal pay or bonuses between men and women in the organisation.

Accolade Wines Gender Gap Report 2022 demonstrates, for both mean and median hourly pay, that females are being paid more than males. The factor impacting this outcome is that there were more females in senior positions for the relevant period, even though the size of our industrial workforce is predominantly male.

  • The mean gender pay gap for Accolade Wines is -15%
  • The median gender pay gap for Accolade Wines is -13%


Difference in Mean (Average) and Median Bonus

The bonus calculation shows the percentage of men and women who received bonus payment in the 12 months ending in 05 April 2022. The median is the middle point of each gender group and, as the UK workforce has more male (73%) than female employees, proportionally the median gap bonus pay is higher in the male group. However, the average amount of bonus paid is higher in the group of females as there were more women occupying senior roles eligible for payment of bonus at that period.

  • The mean gender pay gap using bonus pay for Accolade Wines is -26%
  • The median gender pay gap using bonus pay for Accolade Wines is 36%

Proportion of male and female employees who received bonus pay

The proportion of males receiving a bonus payment is higher than females as it reflects the large proportion of male employees in our workforce, due to the core industrial functions and the modus-operandi of the UK functions.


Males Females
Bonus paid 95% 91%


Accolade Wines has proudly launched Celebrating You, our Reward and Recognition platform in which all employees are eligible and entitled to be rewarded by their outstanding performance regardless their work function or location.

Proportion of women and men according to quartile pay bands:

This metric demonstrates the percentage of men and women hourly pay, segmented into four equal pay quartiles ranked from highest to lowest hourly pay. There were 143 employees in the Upper and Lower Middle Quartile and 144 in the Upper middle and Lower quartile. Our data is consistent across all our four quartiles reflecting our gender pay gap.

Quartile Males Females
Lower quartile 72.9% 27.1%
Lower middle quartile 81.8% 18.2%
Upper middle quartile 77.8% 22.2%
Upper quartile 59.4% 40.6%


I confirm that the data reported is accurate as of 4 April 2023.

Anjanette Murfet

Chief People & Communications Officer

Accolade Wines Limited is required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The report relates to our UK employees only.