7 Staff numbers and costs

The average number of persons employed by the Group (including Directors) during the year, analysed by category, was as follows:


Group

Number of employees

20122011
Office and management 81 79
Manufacturing 239 235
Sales 137 120
Distribution 450 452

907 886

The aggregate payroll costs of these persons were as follows:


Group

2012
£000
2011
£000
Wages and salaries (including bonus) 19,097 17,963
Share-based payments 227 189
Social security costs 1,702 1,670
Other pension costs (see note 23) 1,310 1,104

22,336 20,926

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