Gender Pay Gap / March 2018 Report

Gorgemead Limited t/a The Cohens Group – Gender Pay Gap Report – March 2018

Cohens Pharmacy is 8th largest independent Pharmacy chain, in the UK.   With over 2000 colleagues supporting 229 stores nationwide, our mission is to grow our pharmacy business and deliver exceptional customer care.

Below shows our gender pay gap report for 2018, in line with our statutory requirement, which The Cohens Group supports as part of our wider diversity and inclusion agenda.

The report represents 2138 employees as of 5th April 2017, of which 29% were male and 71% were female.  Of the male population 56% received a bonus whilst 58% of the female population received a bonus.

The Cohens Group have a female workforce circa 2.5 times that of men but a 50:50 male/female representation for Pharmacists and Managers in our branch network.  The retail pharmacy industry is an industry where the majority of employees at branch level are female working in roles such as Counter Assistants and Pharmacy Assistants and Dispensers.  In our Head Office and Warehouse the split is 60:40 male/female.


  Male Female
Lower 66.0% 34.0%
Lower Middle 16.2% 83.8%
Upper Middle 4.9% 95.1%
Upper 31.0% 69.0%


  Male Female
Total employees 629 1509
Those in Receipt of Bonus 356 884
% of male and female employees receiving a bonus 56.60% 58.58%


Having reviewed data from other organisations The Cohens Group is confident that its gender pay gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. Rather its gender pay gap is the result of the make- up of our workforce and the roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract.

As a business we will continue to drive equality and inclusivity through our recruitment and selection processes whilst working with our colleagues to ensure they are able to contribute ideas and improvements in our bid to continue to support an equal gender pay culture.

Andrew John Managing Director, Gorgemead Limited t/a The Cohens Group

26th March 2018