Longhurst commits to the

HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter

Women in Finance Charter

What is the Charter?

This is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair industry. Firms that sign up to this Charter are pledging to be the best businesses in the sector. View pledge.

The Charter reflects the government’s aspiration to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms. A balanced workforce is good for business – it is good for customers, for profitability and workplace culture, and is increasingly attractive for investors. View signatories.

The Charter:

  • commits firms to supporting the progression of women into senior roles in the financial services sector by focusing on the executive pipeline and the mid-tier level;
  • recognises the diversity of the sector and that firms will have different starting points – each firm should therefore set its own targets and implement the right strategy for their organisation;
  • requires firms to publicly report on progress to deliver against these internal targets to support the transparency and accountability needed to drive change.

What are Longhurst’s targets?

We are a young and nimble firm, but we have mighty plans for the future. Signing up to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter provides us with a wonderful opportunity to lead from the front, whilst also holding us accountable to achieve our corporate responsibility targets.

Our organisation pledges to promote gender diversity by recruiting a female chartered financial planner within the next 12-24 months, with the focus being:

  • a senior role within the firm;
  • autonomy and ownership over the decisions being made;
  • ensuring equal pay between colleagues for the skills they perform, irrespective of gender;
  • the opportunity to secure equity at board level;
  • to support the firm with its regional school and college out-reach programme;
  • to inspire local teenagers to consider financial planning as a career path.
The guidance provided within this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at consumers based in the UK. Longhurst Limited is an appointed representative of TenetConnect Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. TenetConnect Limited is entered on the Financial Services Register (www.fca.org.uk/register) under reference 149816 Registered in England and Wales under reference 11193790 Registered office address: Second Floor Challoner House, 19 Clerkenwell Close, London, United Kingdom, EC1R 0RR. 01604 201636.