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Diversity

Building a diverse and inclusive team is proven to drive increased employee engagement, creativity, innovation and profitability (and that’s just for starters).

Our mission

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion isn’t a tick box exercise, it requires an engaged commitment to drive change and live and breathe an all-inclusive environment. We believe there is a wealth of untapped talent out there. We’re playing our part to identify and engage that talent, and to help them find their way into enjoyable and meaningful careers.

EDI Directory

Whilst the team is trained in the fundamentals of EDI and we have invested in our own EDI initiatives such as MotherBoard and HeyFlow, we are aware that there are many protected characteristics and intersectionality to consider when it comes to building truly inclusive teams. It’s important to work with true experts in these areas.

That’s why we’re compiling an EDI Directory, which businesses can reach out to directly. We’re happy to talk to you about any of these and introduce those you feel best fit your EDI objectives.

There are no referral fees, we’ll put you in touch directly.

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Babbasa

Babbasa inspires and supports under-represented young people in Bristol to pursue their ambitions through skills training, professional mentoring, events and recruitment support services. Sign up to become an Equal Opportunities Ambassadors.

BCI Internship Programme

Two of the biggest challenges facing the creative industries right now are a long-term skills shortage and a lack of diversity in the sector.
The Bristol Creative Industries Internships Programme seeks to open the door to young people from underrepresented backgrounds and provide them with real opportunities to break into the creative industry.

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Bristol WORKS

WORKS is part of the Bristol Learning City Partnership and is building a unique collaboration between employers, learning providers, and local communities to develop a skilled local workforce.

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Care Leaver Covenant

The Covenant is a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.

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Diverse Workforce for the Future project by Engine Shed

They work with partners to help raise awareness of opportunities for young people and engage them with the workplace. We partnered with them, running a “careers in data” session together with UWE, bringing together school students, uni students and employers for presentations and hands-on workshops.

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Diversily

We partnered with Diversily, running an internal Diversity Hackathon, to have courageous conversations internally and to co-create solutions to increase workplace diversity & inclusion here, and also to enable our clients to do the same. Their purpose is to inspire better business; business that is purpose-led, human-centred with diversity and inclusion at the core.

HeyFlow

Ending disadvantage for women in the workplace. Insight, learning and action for female* reproductive health inclusion in the workplace. Most women experience at least four reproductive health conditions that will directly impact or end their careers. They empower businesses to create change. * They actually mean people with internal reproductive health organs, it’s just not as catchy.

Self Agency

Self Agency are a consultancy specialising in awareness, education and change around neurodiversity. To build an inclusive workplace or community, all neurotypes need to be accepted and supported. The neurodiversity model knows that valuing and nurturing brains that process things differently leads to a more inclusive, creative and productive environment.

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TechSPARK

TechSPARK is a not for profit with a mission to strengthen the tech community across the South West. TechSPARK gets involved in various DEI activities across the region with their partners – and have put together the SHIFT Speaker Database to facilitate access to a range of diverse tech and digital public speakers in the South West, as well as offer support to those who are new to the sector and region.

Trans in the City

Elevating Trans and Non-Binary People in the Workplace.
They are the world’s largest organisation for trans and non-binary people in business. Established in 2017, a not-for-profit company since 2022, they’re led by trans and non-binary people and collaborate with over 300 global corporate partners to raise awareness, share contacts and best practice, provide role models and speakers and access to consultancy and training.

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The Gap Programme

Grassroot Communities engages, challenges and inspires young people and others in their neighbourhoods to be the changes they want to see, improving the quality of life and creating real social and environmental change. ADLIB are proud to sponsor and mentor a young person from the 2022 cohort.

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MotherBoard

MotherBoard is a Business Charter, Community, and Event Series driving tangible change for mums working in the tech industry. They are on a mission to transform the industry to be more inclusive of women & mothers by tackling stigmas and supporting employers who want to create real change. Become a MotherBoard Charter signatory.

Myrtos Consultancy

Myrtos believe that everyone should be given a fair chance to work, grow, and thrive, regardless of their past. Through workshops and educational initiatives, Esther challenges misconceptions surrounding individuals with criminal records, advocating for their employment opportunities.

Purple Goat Agency

Purple Goat is an international marketing agency like no other. They pride themselves on exceptional creative, content, and campaigns while also confidently representing and communicating a narrative in and around disability in everything they do.

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Women in Business Charter

The Women in Business Charter is a city-wide initiative, recognising and supporting the work of Bristol businesses to create workplaces that are gender equal.

Working Knowledge

They’ve turned outdated and uninspired marketing apprenticeship delivery on its head. Their team of trainers and coaches are expert marketers themselves who are passionate about creating a comprehensive programme that’s fit for the workplace – one that teaches apprentices strategies and techniques they can practice straight away.