Parent organisation of Community Links, Foundation and Bridging the Gap

For Third Year Running, Inspire North has appeared on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List

For the third year running, Inspire North has appeared on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List

We are thrilled to announce that Inspire North has been featured in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List for the third year running, ranking as the 2nd most inclusive charity in the UK.

The list recognises the outstanding efforts organisations have made to begin their journeys towards becoming inclusive; ensuring they are attracting, and retaining a truly diverse workforce and achieving equality, diversity, and inclusion, at all levels.

The award recognises our dedication to workplace diversity, particularly, the work we have done this year around intersectionality.

Our new Menopause Policy draws on the intersection of age and gender, and we have also made progress with our Anti-Racism Agenda, taking our first steps to becoming allies and address intersectional privilege.

Inspire North chief executive, Ruth Kettle, said: “We want to be inclusive because it is the right thing to do, in line with our aim of being a values-led organisation. To create a culture where everyone feels safe and valued for who they are and what they personally, as well as professionally, bring to the organisation requires an on-going dialogue with our colleagues.

“We continue to develop our thinking and practice and our journey to allyship continues, actively challenging poor practice and discrimination wherever we see it.’’

Inspire North’s 2022 internal survey showed that 96% of all respondents feel safe to talk about racism at work, this is a 31% increase since last year. We encourage open discussions, and we bring diversity, inclusion and anti-racism into team meetings and monthly reviews to maintain our culture of inclusion.

Our organisation continues to represent the communities we support, with diversity and inclusion at the heart of what we do, from recruitment to starting in post to career development and beyond.

Founder and CEO of Inclusive Companies, Paul Sesay, said: “The independent advisory panel of Diversity & Inclusion experts review and analyse each and every submission.  They look at ALL areas of diversity, including age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+ and religion. Those organisations who have participated submit a great wealth of evidence regarding their inclusive practices, covering a wide range of areas and topics, and it is from this that the experts determine the Top 50 Inclusive employers.’’

According to Inclusive Companies, diverse organisations perform better because they are better places to work. Utilising the talent within a diverse workforce is especially important as we navigate through these changing and challenging times.

Inclusive Companies is a cross industry network helping organisations to create cultural transformation to increase social inclusion and empowerment, with the aim of embedding diversity, equality, and inclusion into every practice.

See the full 2022/2023 ranking here: