Media release: STV Group plc reports gender pay profiles and target to increase representation of women in senior roles


STV Group plc has announced its gender pay profile in line with the Government’s gender pay reporting regulations and ahead of the private sector submission deadline of 4 April 2018, reporting:

-       A mean gender pay gap of 22.8 per cent for fixed hourly pay;

-       A median gender pay gap of 17.3 per cent for fixed hourly pay;

-       A reported mean gender pay gap for bonus pay of 56 per cent; and

-       A median gender pay gap for bonus pay of 34 per cent. Over the reporting period, a higher proportion of female colleagues received a bonus payment (17 per cent vs 15 per cent).

Simon Pitts, chief executive officer, said: “We are committed to ensuring that STV is a place where men and women have an equal opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential. Our mean gender pay gap of 22.8% shows we are not where we need to be, particularly at the top of our organisation where, in common with many other organisations, there aren’t enough senior women.

“To address this we are setting the target of achieving gender balance amongst our top 25 per cent of earners within five years. We will deliver this by focusing on how we recruit, on training, and on accelerated career development.”

STV attributes its gender pay profile to the fact that a higher proportion of men are employed in senior management and leadership roles. In the upper quartile of earners, 70 per cent are men and 30 per cent women. Throughout the rest of the organisation, the gender split is 49 per cent men and 51 per cent women.

In support of the target to achieve gender balance in the top 25 per cent of roles by earnings over the next five years, the company will continue to progress a programme of measures to improve diversity and inclusion.  This includes widening the pool in recruitment activities; focusing on opportunities for accelerated career development; extending family friendly policies and further training across the organisation to raise awareness of unconscious bias.

The STV Group plc Gender Pay Report is available at:


For further information, please contact the STV press office:

Ellen Drummond   0141 300 3341 / 07803 970143

Anna Hendry  0141 300 3830 / 07921 494654

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