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.

We have an ever-evolving and growing set of past and ongoing collaborations and partnerships. To ensure effective guidance, we connect, signpost and champion our network of diversity-led initiatives and organisations, each experts in a specific area of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion.


Babbasa inspires and supports under-represented young people in Bristol to pursue their ambitions through skills training, professional mentoring, events and recruitment support services. A number of ADLIB’s team are Equal Opportunities Ambassadors.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.

Ben Martin Apprentice Award 2019

The Ben Martin Apprentice Award has been set up in memory of the late Ben Martin.
In association with Bristol-based Babbasa and with the support of several creative, technology, data and technical agencies in the South West, Bristol Media, ADLIB and the IPA launched a search for four apprentices and one winner to head to SXSW.

DisruptSW Diversity Edition

In 2019, in collaboration with Foot Anstey we launched the DisruptSW diversity edition, featuring the businesses and organizations which are addressing diversity challenges within the South West’s tech teams and the technology sector.