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The Ethical Property Company

Governance and people


The Company is owned by its shareholders and each share entitles the shareholder to one vote. In order to ensure the company remains true to its ethical values and mission, it has created the Quintessentials, five essential principles of ethical governance for members of the Ethical Property family.

The Ethical Property family

The Company has investments or interests in six other companies and one charity in the UK and abroad. In all but two cases it has representation on the board of directors or trustees of that organisation.


 As at 30th September 2019, the composition of shareholdings of ordinary shares in the Company was as follows:

Annual General Meeting

Usually it takes a business three to four months from the accounting year end to produce its annual report. The AGM is usually held two to four weeks later. Any dividends are usually paid around three to four weeks after the AGM..

Next AGM

April 2021

How many shareholders voted at the last AGM?

At the 2018/19 AGM approximately 66% of the total shareholders of the Company voted on the proposed resolutions



The Company was founded by Jamie Hartzell and Andrew King in 1998. Andrew remained a Director until 2005 and Jamie was the Company's Managing Director until 2011 before handing over to Susan Ralphs who was at the helm until May 2018.

The Company is run by Conrad Peberdy (Managing Director) with the help of his Senior Management Team, consisting of the Director of Finance, Director of Special Projects and Director of Operations.

Senior management team

Non-executive Directors

Salary Ratio

The ratio of the salary of the highest paid to the lowest paid employee.

Salary Ratio 4.9:1.

The company's Quintessentials set a target of 5:1.

The Ethical Property Company has been a Living Wage Employer since 2013.

Gender Pay Gap: We strongly believe in job opportunities for everyone. We are committed to balancing our gender representation and supporting all colleagues in the workplace, for example by encouraging flexible working where possible. That’s why we’re proud to report an overall median gender pay gap of -1.6%, compared to a national average median gender pay gap of 18.4%.


On average, women working for the company are paid more than men, making it one of the best performing companies in the UK.

Employee satisfaction

EPC's 2019 staff survey again showed high levels of enthusiasm amongst staff for working for the company, and a pleasing degree of shared values. Over 91% said that they enjoyed working for the company and 90% felt that they fully or partly agreed with the company’s values.

Staff benefits include 25 to 28 days paid holiday over time as well as all statutory bank holidays; enhanced sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption pay. Other benefits include a contribution to a stakeholder pension of 3% to 7% of gross salary, a Company bicycle and childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and interest free loans.

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