Shawbrook is a specialist UK lending and savings bank founded in 2011 to serve the needs of SMEs and individuals in the UK with a range of lending and saving products. Shawbrook was listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in April 2015.
Fundamental to our success and future growth strategy is our relationship focus which puts the interests of our customers and business partners at the heart of everything we do. In order to reflect the diversity of our UK customer base we recognise the need to establish an inclusive and sustainable culture.
To help us meet this need Shawbrook have signed up to the HMT Women in Finance charter, as it supports our vision of creating a sustainable and inclusive culture.
As part of our commitment to gender balance, we've created an aspirational gender balance range for how many men and women we believe should hold senior management roles at Shawbrook. We have set this at 40% female for our Executive Committee and their direct reports. The good news is that we are already performing well in this area: Over 30% per cent of our Executive Committee is female – which is already above the 27 per cent* average seen across the first 71 UK financial services firms to sign up to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter.
However it's not just about recruiting women in to positions or just equipping women with the right skills to progress within Shawbrook. We're focussed on ensuring that all the initiatives we put in place are gender neutral so all Shawbrook employees, regardless of gender, can benefit from them.
As a signatory of HMT's Women in Finance Charter we have made five pledges:
*Source: HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter: Leading the way.