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Gender

2 Sisters Food Group has a long track record of leading on diversity and inclusion within its businesses.

Not only is the company built around a strong workforce foundation comprising of many different nationalities and faiths, it is also proud of the contribution it has played in promoting and ensuring gender diversity, inclusion and opportunity.

With an ever-increasing focus on the issue of gender, the business is pleased to be able to publish its gender pay gap analysis which we believe stands up very well against the manufacturing industry as a whole and in particular the food and drink sector.

Creating an environment in which both men and women can reach their career aspirations is vitally important to us. There is always more to do, and we look forward to making sure we look at new and different ways to reach our goals.

During the past 12 months 2 Sisters has become a strategic partner with Meat Business Women to champion the promotion and contribution of women in the industry.

The aim of the partnership is to remove the barriers that stop women from reaching their full professional potential. It does this by focusing on five key areas: changing perceptions of the sector; moving inclusion up the agenda; tackling the broken career ladder; strengthening networks and creating visible role models; and gender-proofing working practices and patterns.

A number of our colleagues have gained free membership to Meat Business Women and have access to a suite of personal career development tools, including networking and mentorship opportunities, developed specifically for and by women in the meat industry.

The introduction of hybrid working provides more flexibility and as a result is enabling more women to have the opportunity to gain senior roles within the business.

There are many success stories at 2 Sisters - here are the stories of a selection of our female superstars:

Our People

Women in Leadership

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Lindsey Buckley

HR Director - Meal Solutions

"I joined 2 Sisters Food Group five years ago and since that time my role has evolved and grown significantly.

"One big learning curve has been the pace at which we operate however working at 2SFG has provided me with the opportunity to meet my career aspirations and goals in a challenging but rewarding environment.

"I have had the opportunity to be part of a transformational turnaround in the chilled division and I have an equal voice at the divisional board table.

"Provided that you are willing to work hard, the scope for progression is excellent at 2 Sisters. It’s pleasing to see more women progressing into senior management positions within the business.

"I feel this is a trend we should absolutely continue to encourage and I am excited that our newer female executives have the genuine opportunity to aspire to leadership roles."

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Cheryl Francis

Logistics and Group Services Director

“I joined 2 Sisters over 10 years ago. The business quickly entered into a period of rapid expansion and growth, and as a consequence my role has evolved and grown significantly since I joined. Working at 2SFG has provided me with the opportunity to meet my career aspirations and goals in a challenging but rewarding environment. Provided you’re willing to work hard, the scope for progression is excellent at 2 Sisters. It’s pleasing to see more women progressing into senior management positions within the business, I feel this is a trend we should absolutely continue to encourage.”

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Jessica Macleod

Head of Procurement– Indirects & Capex and Director of Procurement for Boparan Private Office

“I joined the company nine and a half years ago, since then I have been given opportunities to develop with the business and progress to a director-level position.

"I now run a team of Procurement professionals who operate across the business, with responsibility for supplier contracts worth nearly £250M annually, from agency labour to buildings and machinery.

"The company promotes on merit, so I would encourage any ambitious person, male or female, to work hard and pursue your career within 2SFG.”


Gender Pay - Introduction

At 2 Sisters Food Group we are committed to creating an environment in which both men and women can reach their career aspirations. We are proud of our 15,000+ diverse workforce which compromises of 78 different nationalities across the group.

All UK businesses employing more than 250 are required to disclose their Gender Pay Gap. The requirements remain the same this year as the first reporting cycle in 2018, and are as follows:

  • % difference in mean hourly pay
  • % difference in median hourly pay
  • The proportion of male and female employees in each pay quartile (lower, lower middle, upper middle and upper)
  • % difference in mean bonus pay of male and female employees in the 12 months to 5th April 20
  • % difference in median bonus pay of male and female employees in the 12 months to 5th April 20
  • The proportion of male and female employees who received bonus in the 12 months to 5th April 20

With an ever-increasing focus on the issue of gender, the business is pleased to be able to publish its gender pay gap analysis for 2020. We are now in a position to compare our YOY results, and create a benchmark from which to focus our gender pay initiatives.

There is always more to do, and we look forward to making sure we look at new and different ways to reach our goals.

At 2 Sisters, we are committed to ensuring all colleagues are treated equally.

Please follow the below link to view our results:

Read our gender pay report.