Esher, UK – 4 April 2023: Keltbray, a leading UK specialist construction engineering and infrastructure solutions business, today releases its Gender Pay Gap Report for 2022.

Gender Pay Gap reporting is a statutory requirement of all companies with 250 or more employees, and shows how men and women’s average pay compares across the organisation.

 Highlights of the 2022 Gender Pay Gap Report include:

  • We have embedded the Inclusion Council within our Corporate Governance Framework which is made up of representatives from across the business to set and drive the Inclusion strategy for Keltbray
  • The gender pay gap has increased slightly during the review year as a consequence of the acquisitions of NMCN and IDEC in our infrastructure division.  We will be working over the next three years to advance our ambitions in closing the gap in these two new business units, while driving greater gender pay equality across all our operations
  • In 2022 we conducted a company-wide health and wellbeing survey supported by Robertson Cooper, this has provided us with areas to target in 2023 to ensure our employees have more “good days at work”. Asking specific questions about inclusivity in our employee engagement survey, followed by analysis and actions of the outputs, including by gender to ensure an inclusive experience
  • Carried out STEM and career events in local schools and colleges, including schools where social mobility is historically low and to promote careers in construction to females
  • As part of the benefits review we have been able to significantly enhance family leave and pay for all our people
  • We provided a tiered cost of living pay review in 2022 with a significant number of our employees receiving a 5% pay increase. We also gave an industry leading 1 off cost-of-living payment of £1,000 to all employees paid £60k or below to ensure targeted support where it was needed most
  • We continue to provide ‘We Care’ which is a comprehensive health and wellbeing support service, giving all our people to 24/7 support, counselling sessions, financial advice, legal advice and a virtual GP service
  • Flex, our digital learning management system has revolutionised the way we approach training in the business enabling us to provide a comprehensive library of online training and development remotely, to support more flexibility in people’s daily lives
  • We continued to recruit, retain and develop more females into entry-level apprentices and graduates into core construction and engineering roles

Commenting on the results, Darren James, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray said:

“We are committed to continuing to pursue an Inclusion and Diversity agenda and to ensuring equality of pay for men and women when undertaking the same role is in line with Government legislation.

“In addition, we are committed to creating and promoting diversity at all levels and our expectation is that through our Group diversity and inclusion committee, we will increase the representation of women, particularly at middle management and senior levels across our business.

“I am particularly proud of the brilliant women already working in our business, their stories are inspiring and show exactly why having more women in our industry is paramount to its future success.”


Keltbray’s Group People Director, Neil Patterson, said:

“Our results show that whilst change is happening, we are still on a journey and it’s going to take time. The formation of our Inclusion Committee and the appointment of our Inclusion Manager last year was an important step forward in our inclusion journey, and the steps we take over the new few months will be crucial in creating real, lasting change.

“We are far from complacent, we’re willing to put the work in and foster an environment that is not only attractive to women, but ensures everyone thrives and can fulfil their potential.”


The full 2022 Gender Pay Gap Report is now available to read and download on the Keltbray website (




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About Keltbray

Keltbray is a leading UK specialist construction engineering and infrastructure services business, offering a uniquely integrated delivery capability spanning key phases of the client value chain – design management, civil engineering, geotechnical, construction waste management, demolition and decommissioning, piling and reinforced concrete structures, remediation, rail infrastructure, power distribution, transmission and substations, and renewable energy services.

The company was founded in 1976 and is privately owned, directly employs over 2,000 people, and is a key delivery partner to prestigious public and private sector customers, contributing to the development and maintenance of Britain’s rapidly changing economic and social infrastructure.

Keltbray provides certainty of delivery to meet the exacting needs of diverse and complex projects in highly regulated, safety-critical markets, like energy and renewables. Its professionally accredited teams take pride in delivering safely and sustainably, on time, to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities.