Our Business: Diversity and Inclusion

Richardson Swift aim to be an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

We have employees with a wide range of ages across the firm whom have a wide range of skills and qualifications. We have a higher percentage of female to male staff within the firm which is more than normal within the profession. We do not discriminate against religion, beliefs, or sexual orientation. Our staff profile of ethnicity mirrors the ethnic composition of our local Bath area.

1. About You

Directors: 13%

Managers: 32%

Qualified Staff: 35%

Trainees: 10%

Direct Support: 10%

2. Age

16-24: 10%

25-34: 29%

35-44: 22%

45-54: 20%

55-64: 19%

3. Sex/Gender

Male: 25%

Female: 65%


Yes: 3%

No: 97%

5. Ethnic Group

White: 97%

Other: 3%

6. Faith

Christian 45%

Any other religion: 3%

No religion: 52%

7. Sexual Orientation

Heterosexual: 94%

Prefer not to say: 6%

8. Socio-economic Background

Highest level of qualification achieved by parent(s) or guardian(s):

At least one has a degree level qualification: 16%

At least one has A Level or vocation qualifications: 29%

Qualification below A Level/vocation: 16%

Don't know: 25%

No formal qualification: 10%

Prefer not to say: 4%

Type of school mainly attend between the ages of 11 and 16:

A state run or state funded school: 81%

Attended a school outside of the British Isles: 4%

Independent or fee-paying school: 10%

Selective on academic, faith or other grounds: 5%

9. Social Mobility

Highest level of qualification held, or if a qualified accountant or lawyer, held prior to becoming qualified.

Degree level: 48%

A level or vocational qualification: 39%

Qualifications below A Level: 10%

No formal qualification: 4%

10. Caring Responsibilities

Primary carer for a child or children under 18:

Yes: 35%

No: 61%

Prefer not to say: 4%

Look after family, friends, neighbours due to long term physical or mental ill-health disability or old-age:

Yes: 16%

No: 80%

Prefer not to say: 4%

11. Marital Status

Single: 32%

Married: 55%

Divorced: 10%

Prefer not to say: 3%

12. Maternity/Paternity

Taken maternity or paternity leave in the last 5 years:

Yes: 22%

No: 78%