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, who 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. The results represent the demographic of our local Bath area of where we are based and undertake our business.

Notwithstanding, we do continue to increase diversity within our firm.

The results of our latest survey (April 2023) of diversity and inclusion in the Richardson Swift workplace are detailed below.


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About You

Directors: 13%

Managers: 26%

Qualified Staff: 29%

Trainees: 16%

Direct Support: 16%


16-24: 16%

25-34: 29%

35-44: 21%

45-54: 21%

55-64: 13%


Male: 37%

Female: 63%


Yes: 5%

No: 92%

Prefer not to say: 3%

Ethnic Group

British/ English/ Welsh/ Northern Irish/ Scottish: 94%

Indian: 3%

Irish: 3%


Christian: 32%

Any other religion: 3%

No religion: 60%

Prefer not to answer: 5%

Sexual Orientation

Bisexual: 5%

Gay man: 3%

Heterosexual: 89%

Prefer not to say: 3%

Social Mobility

What is the highest level of qualification achieved by either of your parent(s) or guardian(s) by the time you were 18?

Degree level: 21%

A level or vocational qualification: 31%

Qualifications below A Level: 21%

No formal qualification: 8%

Don’t know: 19%

Caring Responsibilities

Primary carer for a child or children under 18:

Yes: 26%

No: 74%

Look after family, friends, neighbours due to long term physical or

mental ill-health or disability or old-age:

Yes, 1-19 hours per week: 16%

Yes, 50 or more hours per week: 3%

No: 81%

Marital Status

Single: 40%

Married: 47%

Divorced: 8%

Other: 5%


Taken maternity or paternity leave in the last 5 years:

Yes: 16%

No: 47%

Socio-economic Background

If you went to university (to study a BA, BSc course or higher), were you part of the first generation of your family to do so?

Yes 26%

No: 19%

Did not attend: 55%

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

A state run or state funded school: 84%

A state run or state funded school selective on

academic, faith or other grounds: 4%

Independent or fee-paying school: 8%

Selective on academic, faith or other grounds: 4%