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Long Clawson Dairy Ltd – Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

Long Clawson is a world renowned producer of quality cheeses situated in the Vale of Belvoir, in rural Leicestershire employing 352 staff. Spread over two sites, the company is a fast growing, award winning manufacturer of Stilton® and Specialty cheeses, priding itself on successfully balancing innovation with tradition. This report summarises our Gender Pay Gap, which is the difference in average earnings between men and women across all roles.

At Long Clawson, our mean gender pay gap is 12.5% and our mean bonus pay gap is 44.4%. In common with most employers with a pay gap, the main reason for this gap is the balance between men and women in senior roles, this is clearly reflected in our highest paid quartile data of Males 76% and Females 24%. To ensure that we continue to improve gender equality in our organisation, we are following some openly available recommendations from the Government Equalities Office, which include:

  • Skill-based assessment tasks in recruitment
  • Using structured interviews for recruitment and promotions
  • Showing salary ranges during recruitment
  • A transparent promotion, pay and reward processes
  • Improved workplace flexibility for men and women

We do believe however, that our true strength and commitment to gender pay is reflected in our median hourly rate of pay gap which is 1.9%. This is something we are very proud of achieving because the median salary, rather than the mean salary more accurately represents actual earnings across our business. We have achieved this figure by having robust pay rates in place that reward men and women equally for having the same skill sets and job roles. This is further reflected in our median bonus gap which is 0%.

We are proud that a core contributor to this success is the emphasis we place on teamwork and equal opportunity for all our employees. We recognise how diversity within our workforce makes a significant contribution to both our business performance and in making Long Clawson a great place to work.

Bill Mathieson

Managing Director

Long Clawson Dairy Ltd


Our Gender Pay Data

In line with the annual requirement recently introduced for companies with more than 250 employers we are, for the first time, reporting our gender pay gap.

The following results focus on Long Clawson Dairy Ltd as a whole and are also reported on the gov.uk website, Gender pay gap web page.

Difference in Mean Hourly Rate of Pay 12.5%
Difference in Median Hourly Rate of Pay 1.9%


Difference in Mean Bonus Pay 44.4%
Difference in Median Bonus Pay 0%


Percentage of employees who received bonus pay Male 95% Female 95%
Employees by pay quartile Male Female
Upper Quartile 76.1% 23.9%
Upper middle quartile 64% 36%
Lower middle quartile 55.7% 44.3%
Lower quartile 55.1% 44.9%