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, 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:

50 Chatham House
49 BLM Law
48 Kantar
47 Yorkshire Building Society
46 Specsavers
45 Changing Lives
44 St Gemma’s Hospice
43 Anglo American
42 Hitachi Capital (UK) Plc
41 Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
40 Financial Services Compensation Scheme
39 Beyond
38 Mind
37 TransPennine Express
36 Moneysupermarket Group
35 Blake Morgan LLP
34 West Midlands Fire Service
33 West Midlands Combined Authority
32 Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
31 E-ON UK
30 Allianz Insurance Plc
29 South Yorkshire Police
28 UK House Of Lords
27 Northumbria Police
26 Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
25 The Calico Group
24 Northern Care Alliance Group
23 Page 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
13 Cheshire Constabulary
12 Lancashire Constabulary
11 AC Nielsen
10 University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
9 Auto Trader UK
8 Mott MacDonald
7 Bupa UK & Global
6 Mitie
5 UK Power Networks
4 Touchstone
3 Thomson Reuters
2 Bloomberg
1 Sky


Submissions for The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2020 are now open.

To find out more, please visit www.inclusivecompanies.co.uk


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