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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.