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, Good Morning Britain presenter Sean Fletcher took centre stage at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel 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.
Media Company Sky were ranked No. 1 for the first time since the list’s inception for their continued progress in creating an inclusive working environment.
“This list presents the very best of UK companies who are integrating an inclusive culture right from the top of their organisations – No one size fits all, and the breadth of initiatives is a reminder of the importance in innovation and diversity of thinking for all employers”, said Founder & CEO, Paul Sesay. “The Top 50 represents the ripple effect all the organisations are making on not only their own people, but society as a whole. The List is a brilliant way of sharing the great strides that are being made, so congratulations to Sky for your excellent practice”.
Samantha Budd, Chief Executive of the University of Bristol Students’ Union, Said, “As we start to understand the role that employers have in contributing to the creation of a fairer society, we understand the importance of recognizing and celebrating excellence in the field of Inclusion and diversity. I am very proud to be involved in the judging panel for the 2019 Inclusive Companies Awards as I believe that the traction that these awards are making across all sectors, sizes and types of organisations is extraordinary. The ICAs shine a light on this important agenda and encourages us as business leaders to step up and ensure that we are playing our role and making a difference”.
Dr. Bījna 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!”
Bloomberg (2nd) Thomson Reuters (3rd) Touchstone (4th) and UK Power Networks (5th) were listed in the top 5 most inclusive companies nationwide.
The full list is as follows:
|47||Yorkshire Building Society|
|44||St Gemma’s Hospice|
|42||Hitachi Capital (UK) Plc|
|41||Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service|
|40||Financial Services Compensation Scheme|
|35||Blake Morgan LLP|
|34||West Midlands Fire Service|
|33||West Midlands Combined Authority|
|32||Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust|
|30||Allianz Insurance Plc|
|29||South Yorkshire Police|
|28||UK House Of Lords|
|26||Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust|
|25||The Calico Group|
|24||Northern Care Alliance Group|
|22||Morgan Sindall Infrastructure|
|21||Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|20||Countess of Chester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|19||Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust|
|18||The Open University|
|17||West Yorkshire Police|
|16||LV= General Insurance|
|15||Community Links Northern Ltd|
|14||Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust|
|10||University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust|
|9||Auto Trader UK|
|7||Bupa UK & Global|
|5||UK Power Networks|
Submissions for The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2020 are now open.
To find out more, please visit www.inclusivecompanies.co.uk