Gender Pay Gap Reporting

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 Harrison Catering Services has published its gender pay gap. We are committed to fairness, equality and inclusion in the workplace, whilst reducing our gender pay gap.

Harrison Catering Services employs over 2,000 people, serving over 100,000 meals per day in our growing business of 300 locations. Our purpose is dedicated to providing quality, fresh and seasonal food. Our employees are at the heart of us achieving successful growth.

As at 5th April 2017, the company had a mean pay gap of 32.7% and a median pay gap of 22.8%.

Our pay quartiles by gender illustrate the gender distribution within Harrison Catering Services across 4 equally sized quartiles, each containing just over 500 employees.

               Upper                                                Upper Middle                                          Lower Middle                                        Lower


The reasons for the predominance of women in the pay distribution, we believe is societal. We offer a large number of part time and term time roles, which our employees find fit in with their responsibilities outside the workplace.

We are confident we pay men and women doing the same roles equally, the mean gender pay gap of 32.7% reflects the imbalance of males and females fulfilling particular roles. The imbalance of roles is typical for our industry.  

The proportion of all employees awarded a bonus is illustrated below.


The 8% difference between the number of males and females receiving a bonus for their performance is again due to the imbalance between the number of males and females fulfilling particular roles, specifically catering assistants and kitchen porters.

The mean bonus gap is 94.5% and the median bonus gap is 83.4%.

We are proud to report that within one of our largest contracts there is a profit share scheme which benefits over 350 colleagues, 97% of whom are women.

Harrison Catering Services are committed to ensuring employees are recruited and promoted based on their skills and demonstrating that they live our values; we offer an opportunity for all to access career development programmes.

Claire Aylward

Joint Managing Director

April 2018