University named second most inclusive employer

MANCHESTER Metropolitan University has been named the second most inclusive employer in the UK.

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list was published today (September 1), showcasing leading organisations working across all strands of diversity.

The list is compiled by the Excellence in Diversity Awards, who named the University as the winner of the Diverse Company Award for Education this year.

Demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith & religion, the definitive list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and board level.

Equality & Diversity Manager Stuart McKenna said: “I am absolutely delighted that Manchester Metropolitan University has not only made the Inclusive top 50 UK Employers, but that we have achieved such a high ranking. Coming 2nd place in the top 50 is a real recognition of the work, not just of the Equality & Diversity Team, but of staff across the organisation who have shown a genuine commitment and drive to delivering an inclusive experience for our staff.”

Complied by a dedicated panel of judges including Miranda Wayland (ITV), Heather Melville (RBS) and Andy Woodfield (PwC) the list has been collated based on each organisations performance on 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.

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 at its purest form.

Paul Sesay, CEO of The Inclusive Top 50, said ‘’It is crucial to highlight best practices in workforce diversity. There is a need to promote these practices and the organisations carrying out pioneering work in this arena to set an example to other employers across the UK.

“An excellent response from 100 companies nationwide has ensured a wide spectrum of inclusive employers are featured, and I am delighted to announce The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List has identified true leaders in this field.”

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