Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

It is vital to us that all colleagues feel welcomed and recognised at SRLV. We are committed to equal opportunities, as well as diversity, at our firm.

A diverse workforce brings a variety of skills, creativity and experience from which we can all learn and benefit. We are looking for recruits who will be the next great team member, even Partner. Our focus is on skills, qualifications, and relevant experience; we employ, train, and promote our people regardless of the gender they identify as, their ethnic or racial origins, their relationship status, nationality, beliefs, age or disability, or any other arbitrary grounds. Everyone can make a difference, and these factors do not affect that.

Equal opportunity and workplace diversity are good employment practices, but they’re also about respect and, most importantly, people. As a business that prizes service excellence, our people really are our most valuable asset. They have always been at the heart of SRLV. The relationships of trust and collaboration we share with each other underpin everything we do.

Every colleague has a place at SRLV, as well as a role in helping us to achieve our equality and diversity aims.

Diversity data

We monitor and review the formation of teams so we can engage in positive action to ensure we maintain fair representation across the firm. To do this we regularly collate diversity data asking all employees and partners to complete an annual diversity survey which we publish to encourage transparency and openness.

Our most recent survey was sent to all staff and we received 35 responses with the key findings set out below:

Who are we:

Profession Respondents
ICAEW Chartered Accountant  37%
Other Chartered Accountant  31%
Other Accountant  2%
Legally qualified  14%
Other profession  10%

Our age groups:

Age Group Respondents
16-24 5%
25-34 28%
35-44 34%
45-54 17%
55-64 14%
65 and over 2%
Prefer not to say

Our gender:

Gender Respondents
Male 56%
Female 44%
Prefer not to say

90% of our respondents do not consider themselves to have a disability, whilst 5% state that they do have a disability as defined by the Equality Act.

Our ethnic group is diverse, representing Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Asian, African and Caribbean individuals who make up 17% of our respondents, and 83% of our respondents described their ethnic group as British/English/Welsh/Northern Irish/Scottish.

28% of our respondents have parental responsibilities.