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Inspire North named in Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List for fifth year running

Inspire North has been ranked number 43 in the 2023 Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List (IT50) which was officially revealed at the Inclusive Awards on December 5, 2023. Compiled by Inclusive Companies, the IT50 acknowledges and ranks businesses which are most consistent throughout the whole of their organisation and encompass all types of diversity. This is the fifth year in a row that the organisation has made it onto the list.

Now in its eighth year, the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List is the definitive cross-industry index harnessing both best practice and innovation with the goal of driving inclusion for all. It comprises the 50 most inclusive companies in the UK as chosen by a dedicated panel of judges, based on each organisation’s performance across all strands of diversity – gender, disability, age, LGBTQ+, race, faith and religion.

Donna Gooby, Inspire North’s Director of People and Culture, said: “Thank you to all our colleagues! This is a testament to their passion for embedding equality, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism into their everyday working lives, making our workplace so welcoming.

“I’m so pleased and proud that Inspire North yet again features as one of the Inclusive Top 50 Employers. While it’s a great recognition, we continue to up our efforts in finding new ways to make our workplace even more inclusive. We know it’s more important than ever that everyone can be comfortable being themselves at work.”

The depth and manner of assessment which results in the IT50 List requires organisations to show consistent and sustainable activity. “Our judging panel is looking for cultural change rather than the ‘peaks and troughs’ often seen by well-meaning organisations whose EDI activities are actions are in response to national or world events making the news,” says Paul Sesay, Founder and CEO of Inclusive Companies. “We work closely with organisations to create cultural transformation that ensures diversity and inclusion are embedded into everything they practice and the IT50 recognises those employers who are getting this right.”

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