20.12.2017 Brighter Comms scoops highest award for commitment to diversity

Brighter Comms has been recognised for its commitment to diverse and inclusive working practices.

We are proud to have achieved ‘Leading’ status, the highest possible level of Chwarae Teg’s Exemplar Employer Award.

The gender equality charity launched the programme to celebrate businesses that have successfully broken down barriers affecting women’s recruitment, retention and career progression.

To qualify for an Exemplar Employer Award, businesses have to demonstrate evidence of a number of practices relating to positive workplace culture, including performance management, learning and development opportunities and flexible working.

The award represents three different levels of achievement  – developing, achieving and leading – and is designed to recognise organisations that are developing positive cultural practices and those already leading by example.

We are especially pleased to have been recognised with the highest level of the award scheme, only a year after first enrolling in the programme. 

Sara Robinson, our Managing Director,  said:

“One of the reasons I started Brighter Comms was to promote inclusive and flexible working practices in an industry renowned for its long hours and “presenteeism” culture. 

“As a business we have always been committed to equality and diversity, and it is at the core of everything we do. That’s why this award is so important to us.

“What we’ve learned through this programme is that you should never stand still; employers should always seek to improve policies and practices to create a fairer, more flexible and more equal workplace.

“We are proud to be one of the organisations in Wales leading the way on diversity and inclusivity, and we’re delighted to have been recognised with this award.”

The Employer’s Programme, which is delivered by Chwarae Teg as part of Agile Nation 2, supports businesses to implement equality strategies and modern working practices.

Agile Nation 2 is funded by the Welsh Government and European Social Fund with the aim of improving the position of women in the workforce across nine priority sectors.