Open Plan

The Property Week campaign for greater diversity in the property industry.

Cuckooz nest founders charlie (middle) fabienne (right)  billy bolton (credit) 01

Feathering their Nest: Cuckooz Nest interview


The duo behind Cuckooz Nest tell Adam Branson how they plan to grow the co-working-with-crèche concept.

Gender pay gap newsletter

Name and shame pay gap offenders


I just wanted to write to you and say thanks for highlighting the gender pay gap in property and keeping it on your daily news feeds.

Liz Hamson

I mind the gender pay gap. But do you?


Are we witnessing the end of the pale, male and stale era? Nah, probably not – not in property, anyway. But we could just be witnessing the beginning of the end.

Pound coins

Final property companies reveal gender pay gaps


The last of the large property companies filed their gender pay gap data yesterday ahead of the midnight deadline, including Savills, Colliers International and GVA Grimley, as initial analysis suggested that the industry’s gap was significantly higher than the national average.

Construction woman

True extent of the property pay gap begins to emerge


Initial analysis suggests women are paid on average just over a quarter less across agents and developers.

Fred Bristol

Pay gap leaves women with less money to invest

2018-04-04T12:23:00+01:00By Fred Bristol

Many studies have shown that women are paid less than men and the reporting of gender pay figures has further emphasised this.

Barratt homes

Hard work needed to close pay gap


While the headline figure used in the gender pay gap article is technically correct, it is only for a very small part of our business – our group support function under the title Barratt Developments Plc.

Diversity Charter

  1. We will monitor diversity in our workplace and provide Property Week with data and information on company policies designed to support a more diverse workforce.
  2. We will share resources, including best-practice guides and case studies, with other signatories via Property Week’s Diversity Charter online portal.
  3. We will strive to appoint senior ‘diversity champions’ within our organisation to act as the main contact with Property Week on matters relating to the charter.
  4. We will provide mentoring to support employees’ career development, both at entry level and mid-career.
  5. We will endeavour to work with at least one state senior school in each town or city in which we operate to promote careers in the built environment to young people from diverse backgrounds.
  6. Where possible, we will offer – and advertise externally – paid internships and apprenticeships.
  7. We will use a blind recruitment process where appropriate to prevent unconscious bias in the shortlisting process.
  8. We will enforce a zero-tolerance policy on homophobia, sexism, ageism and any other form of discrimination and encourage employees to report instances of prejudice to the diversity champions.
  9. We will ensure all our buildings are fully accessible and provide appropriate equipment and support to allow employees with disabilities to play a full role in the workplace.
  10. We will make diversity a key criterion when procuring services from other companies to help ensure the example we set is followed by others.

  11. Sign up to the charter here