Who are Britain’s Most Inclusive Employers?
The UK’s most inclusive companies revealed…
In a fractured society, during challenging times and with the effects of austerity increasing, the need for diverse practice becomes ever more important.
During Thursday’s glittering ceremony, ITV weatherman and TV presenter Alex Beresford took centre stage at the Midland Hotel in Manchester to reveal those companies that have thought beyond diversity to inclusion.
Compiled by a dedicated panel of judges, the list has been collated based on each organisations performance in a range of areas within the diversity arena. Organisations featured have provided sufficient evidence on an amalgamation of topics including recruitment procedures, training and a host of diversity related initiatives.
Mental health and wellbeing charity Touchstone (pictured above) were ranked No. 1 for a third year running in recognition of their continued dedication to workplace diversity.
“The most successful and prosperous employers understand the value and rewards of harnessing diverse talent” said Founder & CEO, Paul Sesay. “Those featured on the definitive list of the UK’s most inclusive employers are leading the way in providing inclusive workplaces where everyone feels empowered to be the very best they can be. Congratulations to Touchstone for your excellent practice”.
Singing Sensation Marcus Collins revealed the rankings to the audience stating “The UK companies on the list are showing by their actions that they are integrating what they believe into how they operate creating an inclusive culture, which begins at the very top of the organisation”.
Richard Chapman-Harris, Global D&I Manager for Mott MacDonald, said, “The list showcases a rich mix of organisations all committed to creating an inclusive experience for their staff and also for their service users, clients and communities. The breadth and depth of equality, diversity and inclusion efforts amongst the listed companies is inspiring with many positive lessons to be learned by other organisations”.
Dr. Bījna K. Dasanī, FRSA, Head of Architecture and Innovation, Lloyd’s Banking Group said, “The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List is effectively a benchmark highlighting organisations who are an inclusive employer in its entirety. For others it’s a model example of how to shift modes in the Inclusion arena, from survive, to thrive!”
West Midlands Fire Service (2nd) Sky (3rd) EY (4th) and Mott MacDonald (5th) were listed in the top 5 most inclusive companies nationwide.
The 2018/19 Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List is as follows…
02. West Midlands Fire Service
05. Mott MacDonald
06. Community Links
07. University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
08. West Yorkshire Police
09. Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
10. Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Service
12. Auto Trader UK
13. Cheshire Constabulary
14. Hopwood Hall College
15. The Open University
16. UK Power Networks
18. Thomson Reuters
20. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
21. Lancashire Constabulary
22. Yorkshire Water
23. House of Lords
24. Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
25. Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust
26. TransPennine Express
27. The British Army
28. University of Manchester
29. HSBC UK
31. Morgan Sindall
32. Age UK
33. Northumbria Police
34. Yorkshire Building Society
35. Reed Smith
36. Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
37. Blake Morgan LLP
38. Direct Line Group
40. MBDA Systems
41. Cognizant Worldwide
42. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
43. The University of Bristol Students’ Union
45. Royal Academy of Engineering
47. Chatham House
49. Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
CLICK HERE to view the official Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2018/19 List