Category Archives: Black and Minority Ethnic

FTSE 350 urged to improve diversity

Business Minister Margot James has written to the chief executives of all FTSE 350 companies urging them to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In her letter, she called on the UK’s largest companies to take up key recommendations from the Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith Review into black and ethnic minority progression in the workplace, including: publishing a… Read More »

House of Commons seeks Artist-in-Residence

The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art today published an open call for applications to be the House of Commons’ Artist-in-Residence, tasked with exploring and celebrating the legacy of the 1965, 1968 and 1976 Race Relations Acts. Applications for the £25,000 role close on 12th April 2017. To develop their understanding of how Parliament reacted to demands… Read More »

Plans to improve diversity in science & engineering

The science and engineering professions are taking steps to improve diversity and inclusion across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers. The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Science Council are launching a new framework, the first of its kind, to help professional bodies assess and monitor their progress on diversity and inclusion, with an event to be held… Read More »

Diversity UK honours Paul Stephenson OBE

Diversity UK yesterday honoured race equality campaigner Paul Stephenson OBE with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on diversity and inclusion. Mr Stephenson was presented with his award by Helen Grant MP, Dilip Joshi MBE, Chair of Diversity UK and Anil Bhanot OBE, Chair of the Ethnic Minority Foundation, on Wednesday 23rd November 2016. Helen Grant MP,… Read More »

FTSE Boards do not reflect UK’s ethnic diversity

FTSE Boards ‘do not reflect the ethnic diversity of the UK’ states The Parker Review report published, at an event held at EY’s UK headquarters, today (2nd November 2016). The report reveals that out of 1,087 director positions in the FTSE 100, only 8% of positions are held by directors of colour, of which 1.5% are UK citizens,… Read More »

EHRC Chair comments on rise in hate crime

EHRC Chair, David Isaac, commented in response to a new Home Office report, which shows a 41% increase in race or religious hate crime since the EU referendum. “These figures make it very clear that some people used the referendum result to justify their deplorable views and promote intolerance and hatred. We cannot allow this to continue and… Read More »

Diversity UK Paul Stephenson Lecture

Diversity UK is to celebrate its 4th birthday with the inaugural Paul Stephenson Lecture to be given on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at the Speaker’s House in London. The Diversity UK Paul Stephenson lecture, in association with the Ethnic Minority Foundation, will highlight recent progress made by the home of British politics – one of the oldest democracies… Read More »