UKSurvey – Top Ten Companies for Race and Gender

Today, Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity, the gender and race campaigns from Business in the Community (BITC), published four unranked lists of the Top 10 best performing private and public sector organisations on the two protected characteristics of ethnicity and gender. The lists are the culmination of the UK’s most comprehensive Benchmarking Survey into how organisations are… Read More »

EU to implement quotas to get 40% women board members by 2020

Today (14th November 2012), Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice, Citizenship and Fundamental Rights sent a tweet with the news “It’s done. The Commission has adopted my proposal for a European law so that women represent 40% of company board members by 2020”. In a statement, The European Commission outlined that “it has taken action to break the… Read More »

Only one in five senior City workers is female

Just one in five mid to senior level jobs across the City (from analyst to managing director) are filled by women,* according to new research by Astbury Marsden, a leading financial services recruitment firm. Mark Cameron, Chief Operating Officer at Astbury Marsden, says: “Our latest research shows that there is still a glass ceiling for women who work… Read More »

AIM-listed companies offer more opportunities for women

Controversy about the lack of women in British boardrooms has focused almost entirely on the country’s biggest public companies. Statistically, however, the lack of diversity is more evident in smaller firms. New research from campaign group BoardroomMum entitled ‘UK Plc Gender Diversity Statistics’ shows that the percentage of women on the boards of AIM-listed companies is 5.2%*, substantially… Read More »

IPCC appoints five new Commissioners

The Home Office has today (5th November 2012) announced the appointment of a five new operational Commissioners to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).  Cindy Butts, Derrick Campbell, Mary Cunneen, James Dipple-Johnstone and Jennifer Izekor have been appointed for an initial four year term and will be starting at the IPCC between now and early January. They will… Read More »

3 new NEDs for Homes and Communities Agency

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government yesterday appointed three non-executive members – Richard Hyde, Anthony Preiskel and Ruth Thompson – to the Board of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) following open competition. The  HCA is the Government agency tasked with supporting and enabling places to deliver their housing and regeneration needs and helping to drive… Read More »