Diversity survey

In April 2023 we undertook a Diversity Survey delivered by Riliance, members of the Access Group in conjunction with our professional regulatory body, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
8 team members were covered in the Diversity Survey and the results are summarised as follows:
  • 3 members are Partners in the firm, with 2 managers (all 5 are qualified chartered accountants, one ACCA, the others ICAEW) and 3 members are Apprentice trainees
  • 2 team members are over 65 years old, 3 between 25 and 45, the 3 trainees are under 25 years old
  • 5 team members are female, 3 male
  • We have no team members with identified disabilities
  • We have one team member of Pakistani ethnic background, the others of British ethnic background (one team member has a father who was Polish)
  • 4 team members identify themselves as religious
  • All team members identified themselves as straight sexual orientation
  • One team member was the first person from the family to go to university
  • All team members went to either a state school or state-funded school-selective on academic, faith or other grounds
  • 5 team members had parents with university degrees, similarly 5 team members have a degree level qualification. 2 to 3 team members had income support or free school meals whilst at school
  • Of the team members, 6 had parents with professional/office work backgrounds
  • 2 team members look after children and no team members identify themselves as having other caring responsibilities
  • 4 team members are married
  • One team member has taken paternity leave in the last 5 years
We feel that the results of this survey are good, as we have a wide age range, a good gender mix, a breadth of qualifications and people from a varied social, ethnic and faith backgrounds. The survey identifies we have no one with a disability; however we are sensitive to and supportive of any team members with any mental health issues should they arise. We are open to anyone irrespective of their sexual orientation.