Circle Housing ranked 4th in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List!


The long awaited Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers published on September 01st, showcasing leading organisations working across all strands of diversity.


In recognition of their continued dedication to workplace diversity, Circle Housing has been ranked 4th in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List – a definitive list of UK based organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment within an organisation.

Powered by The Excellence in Diversity Awards, The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers is a dynamic and exclusive resource that has identified the most inclusive companies across the nation. Demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including Age, Disability, Gender, LGBT, Race, Faith & Religion; the definitive list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and board level.

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List recognises the outstanding efforts of organisations that have begun their journey to attracting and retaining a truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form.

Circle Housing has been recognised for their approach and continuous dedication, embedding diversity, equality and inclusion into every aspect of the organisation from staff through to customers. This includes ensuring it is present in all learning pathways, recruitment processes, talent management and a key part of its people strategy as ‘Freedom to be yourself at work’.

Mark Rogers Chief Executive of Circle Housing stated: “Understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion is not only crucial to the success of an organisation, but to the success of our society. We house and support around 200,000 customers from a diverse range of backgrounds and strive to build inclusive and vibrant communities.

“We are absolutely delighted to be ranked within the top 5 in the UK as we work extremely hard to ensure our employees feel valued and have the freedom to be themselves at work. As we work towards our merger with Affinity Sutton, we want to continue attract the very best talent to our organisation and building our reputation as an employer of choice.”

Paul Sesay, CEO of The Inclusive Top 50, said ‘’It is crucial to highlight best practices in workforce diversity. There is a need to promote these practices and the organisations carrying out pioneering work in this arena to set an example to other employers across the UK.”

Sesay continued, “An excellent response from 100 companies nationwide has ensured a wide spectrum of inclusive employers are featured, and I am delighted to announce The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List has identified true leaders in this field.

Circle Housing’s position on the list reflects the high standard to which they operate. As well as addressing areas of improvement, Circle Housing has developed and delivered high impact initiatives to actively implement solutions.

Almost 100 outstanding submissions were received this year, including entries from British Airways, Ministry of Justice, The Open University, SKY, Age UK and ASDA. Taking the number one spot on the list is Touchstone, a charity providing mental health and wellbeing services to over 2,000 people per year.

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