Gender Pay Gap Report Go Inspire – April 2022/23

Legislation came into effect in 2016, which placed an obligation on all employers with more than 250 employees to submit data relating to their “Gender pay gap” on both a government website and their own company website.

This analysis does not take into consideration the different roles being undertaken by employees but is a straightforward comparison of pay across the business. The data involved in producing this analysis relates to pay in April 2022.

Outlined below is the information we are publishing:

  1. Percentage of men and women in each quartile
  2. Our mean gender pay gap
  3. Our median gender pay gap
  4. Our mean bonus gender pay gap
  5. Our median bonus gender pay gap
  6. The percentage of men and women receiving a bonus payment
  7. A written statement, authorised by an appropriate senior person, which confirms the accuracy of our calculations.

The information must be published on both the employer’s website and on a designated government website at

The data below relates to Go Inspire Solutions and Go Inspire Insight at April 2022.

Point 1.

See the table below (qualifying employees):

Quartile Number of Male Number of Female  Percentage of Female in this Quarter Females as a percentage of the overall workforce
1 (Highest paid) 57 57 41.24 10.34
2 80 17 17.53 4.39
3 80 17 17.53 4.39
4 (Lowest paid) 77 19 19.79 4.91
Total 294 93 n/a

Point 2:

Mean gender pay gap – Hourly rate for Male £19.73, Female £16.05 – Gap = 22%

Point 3:

Median gender pay gap – Hourly rate for Male £15.22, Female £12.97 – Gap = 17%

Point 4:

Mean gender bonus gap – -4.74%

Point 5:

Median gender bonus gap – -2.22%

Point 6:

Proportion of males receiving a bonus – 45 individuals 15.31% vs Proportion of females receiving a bonus – 22 Individuals 23.66%

Background to the company, the sector we work in and its headcount

The print sector has historically been a male dominated sector and the employee base at Go Inspire Group Limited reflecting this with a significant number of long serving male employees and a predominantly male leadership team.

The business is an end-to-end business with a variety of different departments and associated roles with the expectation of a difference in skills, qualifications and experience required to carry out those roles. As the business diversifies, so does the employee profile.

With these differences brings differences in the market rate for pay across those roles and departments.

The business employed 387 people at the time period the analysis covers and from a gender mix perspective, in totality, we employ broadly 76% male and 24% female employees.


The relatively few females employed in roles within the highest earning roles drives the percentage associated with the pay gap.

The mean gap in pay has decreased 4 points to 22% which is an extremely positive step forward in closing the gender pay gap in our industry. However the median gap has increased slightly by 5 points to 17%.

As a business we now have 3 females appearing in the top 20 highest salaried employees, however, we continually look to increase the number of females employed in the business, which can be difficult in the predominantly male orientated print sector. We are proud to have 10% of our overall workforce as women in the top quartile of paid employees, this has risen from 3.5% in 12 months, an amazing 6.5% increase.

We are very clear that where we have male and female employees carrying out the same or similar role, they are broadly paid the same within their experience banding.

Closing summary

This data reflects the situation in April 2022. Since then, the business has tried to take positive steps to address any unintentional potential gender bias. We commit to ensuring that our recruitment and succession planning processes identify and encourage females to progress within the business and give them the appropriate training in order to enable them to progress.

This includes:

  • Focussing on recruiting female colleagues across our key functional heads of departments such as

Marketing, Account Management and Data Analytics

As a business, Go Inspire Group Limited employs and values a diverse group of employees and does not discriminate against any of its employees whatever their background or beliefs in either recruitment, selection, training, promotion or pay. Our business has robust policies and processes in place in order to communicate, train and manage our business to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and consistently.

Where any breaches of its policies are identified, we will continue to take appropriate steps to deal with the breach.

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