Parent organisation of Community Links, Foundation, Bridging the Gap and Foundation Living

Inspire North appears again on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List!

We are delighted to announce that Inspire North is featured on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List for the second year running.

This award recognises our commitment to diversity and inclusion across our whole family of charities, and in particular the work we have done over the last year with our Ending Racism is Everyone’s Business agenda.

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List recognises the outstanding efforts of organisations that have begun their journey to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion.

Ruth Kettle, Inspire North CEO, said: “It is fantastic to appear for a second year on this list. As an organisation we have always been committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We have led in this area and we strive to always keep improving our approach. In the wake of the events of last year, we knew we had to review virtually everything we were doing: our policies, our processes, our outcomes, and how we amplify voices within and outside of our organisation.

“While this process was ongoing, we started ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion was on every meeting agenda, in every discussion between managers and employees, and in every fresh look we took at the way we do things. We are determined to lead in this area, and this was just the start. Since then we have refreshed our BAME and LGBTQ reverse mentoring scheme, created a role specifically focused on EDI, and worked with EDI specialists to ensure we are going in the right direction on our journey.”

Rozila Kana, Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Judge & Equality & Diversity Officer at Lancashire Constabulary, said: “It is clear from recent global events that diversity and inclusion should be a business and operational imperative that will help public sector organisations progress further as we come out of the challenges of 2020 into a world; a world with a new normality that needs to nurture compassionate leadership, a sense of belonging for staff as well as cohesive and inclusive societies.  Inclusive Companies helps organisations create cultural transformation through a “hearts and mind” approach to increase social inclusion and empowerment with the intention of embedding EDI into everything they practice as an essential ingredient.”

See the full ranking here: https://www.inclusivecompanies.co.uk/inclusivetop50/2020rankings/