David Lammy MP speaks to the Engage Network

David Lammy MP addressed the predominantly BAME executives at the Harvey Nash Engage Network on 5th November 2015 in London. Peter Reichwald, Director of Board Practice and Founder of the Engage Network welcomed more than 100 guests to the event and hosted the Q&A with David Lammy. Guests also heard from Christine de Largy, Chair of UK Practice… Read More »

WEP fundraiser to field London Mayoral Candidate

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP), which today announced its first set of policies to fulfil its remit of bringing about equality for women, hosted a fundraiser on 20th October 2015 to help it achieve its aims. It plans to field candidates for the Greater London Assembly elections, Wales Assembly and Scottish Parliament and possibly the London Mayoral election… Read More »

Women’s Equality Party backs boardroom quotas

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) today (20th October 2015) announced its first set of policies to fulfil its remit of bringing about equality for women. Among the most controversial measures are significantly more investment in childcare for all children at the end of parental leave at nine months, to be paid for by a single rate of tax… Read More »

Millennial creatives want a collaborative BBC

Millennial creatives want an open, transparent and more collaborative BBC to ensure that Britain’s digital media industries continue to innovate and grow at the unprecedented rate of recent years. This was the conclusion from the ‘Millennials and the Media’ roundtable discussion hosted by Diversity UK, in association with Telefonica, on Thursday 1st October 2015 in London. The new… Read More »

‘Selma’ star says diversity in UK Arts is now worse

David Oyelowo, star of civil rights movement film ‘Selma’, says that diversity in UK Arts is now worse than ever with many young BAME stars emigrating to the USA to start their careers. “The real problem is about who is curating the stories that we portray and what their point of view is. I believe that we go… Read More »

Creative Industries Federation debates future of the BBC

The Creative Industries Federation hosted a series of policy seminars on the BBC’s role in the creative industries in September 2015. The seminars, presented in partnership with the BBC Trust, took place in Manchester, Birmingham and London. At the London seminar on 23rd September 2015, hosted at King’s College London, BBC Director General Tony Hall and BBC Trust… Read More »

Diversity UK partners with the UK Welcomes Modi campaign

Diversity UK is pleased to have become a welcome partner to the UKWelcomesModi campaign that is coordinating the highly anticipated visit to the UK of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. This will give Diversity UK members the opportunity to register for free tickets to the event on Friday 13th November 2015 at Wembley Stadium in… Read More »

How well is Scotland “Measuring Up” for Equality?

The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) recently published the fourth in a series of reports which track the performance of Scottish public bodies against their duties under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012. The recent reports focus on the extent to which 239 listed public bodies – including NHS Boards, Councils and colleges -… Read More »

Ofcom announces new board member for MG ALBA

Ofcom yesterday (26th August 2015) announced the appointment of Iain Stephen Morrison to the board of MG ALBA, the body responsible for funding Gaelic-language TV programmes in Scotland. He was nominated for appointment by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the principal public body in Scotland responsible for promoting Gaelic development and providing advice to Scottish Ministers on Gaelic issues. Mr… Read More »