Diversity Survey

Every two years we undertake a confidential and no-obligation survey of partners and staff with a view to understanding the diversity of the firm so that diversity in all forms can be promoted and obstacles to diversity removed.

Barnes Roffe promotes equal opportunities for all and as far as possible flexible working patterns, remote working and part-time working. We are very proud of our diverse and talented workforce.

Survey results 2023

As the survey is non-compulsory the results of the survey cannot be regarded as the whole picture. 65% of the total cohort of partners and staff participated in the survey. The results published below are percentages in all cases of those that answered particular questions including those that answered, “prefer not to say”.

Professional Qualification
56% ICAEW Chartered Accountant
16% Other Chartered Accountant
6% Other Accountant
6% Other Profession
8% Direct Support Staff
1% Other
7% Prefer not to say

Position within firm

19% Partner
37% Manager
14% Qualified
22% Training
8% Prefer not to say


14% 16-24
36% 25-34
29% 35-44
10% 45-54
10% 55-64
1% Prefer not to say


40% Female
59% Male
1% Other


Do you consider yourself to have a disability according to the definition in the Equality Act?

Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability which has lasted, or is expected to last, at least 12 months?

Ethnic group

21% Asian/Asian British
3% Black/African/Caribbean/British
69% White
3% Mixed/Multiple Ethnic Group
4% Other


32% Christian
6% Hindu
2% Jewish
8% Muslim
4% Sikh
3% Prefer not to say
45% No Religion

Sexual orientation

1% Gay Man
1% Bisexual
96% Heterosexual/Straight
2% Other

Marital status

6% Other
7% Divorced
3% Separated
39% Married
43% Single;never married
2% Prefer not to say

Socioeconomic background

School attended between ages of 11 and 18

UK State School/funded
Selective on academic faith or other groups
UK Indpendant/fee-paying school
Outside British Isles
Prefer not to say

Highest level of qualification prior to professional qualification

A Level or equivalent
Below A level/vocational
Prefer not to say
Did your household receive income support at any point during your school years?
Prefer not to say
Do not know

Did you receive free school meals at any point during your school years?

Prefer not to say
Do not know
Are you a primary carer for a child or children under 18?
YesNoPrefer not to say
Do you provide care to family/friends?
Yes 1-19 hours Yes 50 or more hours/week No Prefer not to say