Equality | REVEALED: Best employers for Diversity & Inclusion

REVEALED: Best employers for Diversity & Inclusion

Business in the Community has released a list for their best employers on race equality and inclusion with Acas, Barclays and National Grid making the list.

70 employers made the list which celebrates firms making a difference in this area.

Businesses that made the cut must demonstrate that they are putting leadership on race in place within their organisation, creating inclusive workplace cultures and taking action on leadership, progression and recruitment.

The listing aims to ‘identify the best employers in terms of diversity’ and showcase organisations that are leading on workplace race equality.

Carmen Watson, Chairwoman at Pertemps noted how happy the firm were to make the cut.

She said: “We’re delighted to be included, once again, in the Best Employers for Race listing. Action is the only way to create lasting impact and to remove persistent barriers to ethnic minority recruitment and progression, and at Pertemps, we’re proactive.

I’m proud to work for a company which puts equality and diversity at the forefront of its policies and as a champion for workplace equality myself, I’m glad we’ve been recognised for our commitment by Business in the Community.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director at Business in the Community added: ““Congratulations to Pertemps on being named in the Best Employers for Race 2018 listing.

"They have demonstrated their leadership and commitment to creating fair, diverse and inclusive workplaces that work for all employees, including those from BAME backgrounds."

“In a rapidly changing global business environment, it’s vital that organisations make the most of all the diverse talent available to them to successfully compete, and Pertemps is doing just that. I hope more employers will learn from their example.”

The full list is below:


Department of Health and Social Care

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government


EDF Energy

Ministry of Justice


Enterprise Rent-A-Car

National Grid

Baker McKenzie


NEL NHS Commissioning Support Unit

Bank of England

Fidelity International

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP


Financial Conduct Authority 


Baringa Partners

Financial Ombudsman Service



Foreign & Commonwealth Office 

Public Health England (PHE)

Bramwith Consulting

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 


BT plc

Fujitsu Services Ltd

Royal Air Force

CA Technologies

Government Legal Department 

Royal Bank of Scotland Group

Cabinet Office

Hampshire Constabulary

Royal Navy

Capgemini UK

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd



Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 

Santander UK plc

Crown Prosecution Service

HM Revenue & Customs

Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)


Hogan Lovells International LLP

Shell UK

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Home Office


Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport


Slaughter and May

Department for Education


Southbank Centre

Department for International Development

Leicestershire Police 

St Mungo’s

Department for International Trade

Linklaters LLP 

The British Army

Department for Transport


Victim Support

Department for Work and Pensions

Ministry of Defence

Virgin Money


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