FTSE firms ‘dragging their feet’ over ethnic diversity on boards

Only just over half of boards have appointed a director of colour ahead of 2021 deadline. FTSE 100 firms including Tui, British Airways owner IAG and the London Stock Exchange Group have been accused of dragging their feet on diversity targets ahead of a looming 2021 deadline. Only 53 of Britain’s largest listed firms on the London Stock Exchange have … Read More

£1.4m Investment For Manchester Business Transforming Public Sector IT

A Manchester company which helps public sector bodies to achieve digital transformation has secured a £1.4 million investment, including £750,000 from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia Fund Managers and is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund; £500,000 from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and £150,000 from internal management. Shaping Cloud enables the NHS, local … Read More

The business case for diversity

Workplace issues such as inclusion, diversity and fair pay are big topics for the UK insurance industry at the moment, whether it’s being talked about at the Dive In festival or promoted through the Inclusive Behaviours Pledge. But how much progress is really being made, and how far do we have to go? As chief executive of MGA UK General, … Read More