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Sinclair Group Gender Pay Gap

Sinclair Group Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

The Sinclair Group has been operating since 1945 and ever since then we have taken enormous pride in the way we have treated our colleagues with the utmost Respect and Trust which is one of our distinctive values. We invest in and are committed to developing the careers and skills of our colleagues to be the best they can be and also to recruit the best people into our business regardless of gender.

Like all motor trade businesses, we have traditionally been a male dominated environment, however as times have changed and as the company has grown we have improved our diversity and inclusion.

As an industry the Motor Trade workforce has a 19% female representation.

  2010 2017 2018 2020 2021
Total employees 600 880 984 990 827
Males employed 467 650 667 740 623
Females employed 133 (22%) 230 (26%) 226 (25%) 250 (33%) 204 (25%)
Female Managers 11 20 27 27 22
Female Sales Execs 8 25 18 17 13
Female Technician Apprentices 0 3 3 3 1

This report outlines our results on Gender Pay Gap. As outlined in the recent legislation, the calculations have been done on people employed on a snapshot date of April 2020.

The pay gaps reported are driven from the fact that there is a greater proportion of male employees in the more senior and well-paid positions and also those roles that tend to attract higher bonuses such as Sales Executives and Technicians. As can be seen from the figures above, we have made strides in recent years to increase the number of females in these roles and will continue to do so.

Pay gap differences do not indicate an equal pay issue, separate to this reporting requirement we constantly check and maintain pay equality of equivalent jobs to ensure that pay and bonus payments are fair to all. Where there is disparity of pay in the same job, this is due to levels of skill, qualification and experience rather than any other contributing factor.

The information below relates to the total employees in the Sinclair Group.

The Mean Pay Gap shows the percentage difference in average pay between males and females when you look at hourly rate plus bonus pay.

The Median Pay Gap is the midpoint between the highest and lowest paid again showing the percentage difference males and females.

Figures were calculated for pay during April 2020 based on an hourly rate of salary plus bonu.

Mean Gender Pay Gap 16%
Median Gender Pay Gap 14%

The Bonus Gap shows the mean and median difference between males and females of value of bonus paid for 12 months up to April 2017.

Mean Bonus Pay Gap 37%
Median Bonus Pay Gap 2020 21%
Percentage of males receiving a bonus 92%
Percentage of females receiving a bonus 76%


In addition to the statutory calculations, we also monitor that pay is equal between male and female job holders in the same roles.

  Average pay for females Average pay for males
Sales Managers £56,326  £54,259
Sales Executives £44,122 £43,006
Service Advisers £26,451 £27,216


We confirm the information reported in this document is accurate.

Andy Sinclair
Sinclair Group Managing Director

Judith Sadler
Head of Human Resources

This report for the Sinclair Group represents data for the employees of the following companies :

Sinclair Motor Holdings Ltd

Sinclair TPS Ltd

Sinclair Garages Ltd

Sinclair Garages (Swansea) Ltd

Sinclair Garages (Port Talbot) Ltd

Sinclair Garages (Bridgend) Ltd

Sinclair Garages (Cardiff) Ltd

Sinclair Garages (Newport) Ltd

Sinclair Finance and Leasing Ltd