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Become an Investor in Diversity

The Investors in Diversity Award is recognised as much more than just a highly prized and prestigious quality mark. It is an all-encompassing approach to managing equality, diversity and inclusion effectively. Find out more

Expert Training for You and Your Team

Our flexible and innovative approach means we deliver high calibre training tailored to your organisation's needs, whether that be our tried and tested ‘Equality Essentials’ training, or a bespoke training package unique and tailored to you. Find out more

Support and Consultancy Tailored to Your Needs

The National Centre for Diversity provides a full range of consultancy services around equality, diversity and inclusion. From interim equality and diversity management to support with bid writing - we have a pool of expert advisors with the skills and experience you need. Find out more

  • The work on achieving the Investors in Diversity Standard has enabled us to plan, deliver and communicate our work on diversity. The Standard has ensured that all work on diversity is linked and established plans are not as a result of assumptions but from direct feedback from Stakeholders.
    Dave King, Head of Human Resources
    Scope
  • Working towards Investors in Diversity demonstrates our commitment to providing a service where Equality & Diversity are “business as usual”. This is the first step in a journey which shapes the path of the future.
    Jill Bullock, Performance Manager
    Acis Group
  • Investors in Diversity has provided an opportunity for reflection on what we were doing well in relation to equality and to identify where and how we can do more in the future. The heartbeat of the college is its people and by including them all in looking at diversity we have realised how important on-going inclusion of everyone in all aspects of college life, is to the future health of the organisation.
    John Ryan, Human Resources Manager
    Leeds City College
  • By gaining a greater understanding of how an empowered workforce can benefit from the skills, culture and knowledge of fellow work colleagues, we are able to change and challenge the future shape of the business.
    Julie Bradley, Head of HR
    Interserve Construction Limited
  • This process has helped us improve our inclusive practice throughout the nursery and to fill the gaps in staff knowledge. It has also improved the children's experiences in the rooms.
    The Childbase Partnership
  • IiD provides us with a framework under which we can bring benefits to EnterpriseMouchel, our Clients and in turn our Supply Chain Partners, through better recruitment and retention of highly talented people that will produce better customer satisfaction.
    Nicola Birkin, HR Director
    EnterpriseMouchel
  • Achieving IiD accreditation is an amazing achievement and we’re incredibly proud that we’ve accomplished these standards. ‘Our service users, our customers and our commissioners can take comfort from the fact we take equality and diversity very seriously, and are committed to achieving our ambition of offering our clients the best possible chance of leading happier lives.
    Debbie Bannigan, Chief Executive
    Swanswell
  • What particularly resonated with us about the National Centre for Diversity's approach is that the focus is never on thinking 'we have arrived' or 'job done', but on continuous monitoring of what we are doing with a view to improving it. That ethos is at the heart of this award and it also characterises what we look to do in all aspects of our work at Truro and Penwith College.
    Truro and Penwith College
  • The achievement of the Investors in Diversity standard is a major milestone for us and will bring many benefits. An inclusive approach to managing our teams will improve retention levels, aid recruitment and help us to attract people from a wider talent pool, all of which will increase our competitive advantage and help position us as an employer of choice.
    Colin Jellicoe, Human Resources Director
    Vinci Construction UK
  • Achieving the IiD standard allows us to clearly identify, articulate and communicate the business case for fully embracing and embedding equalities and diversity among our staff and students.
    Kirklees College
  • I am delighted to be able to recommend to you both the standard and the journey through the process to the formal achievement of the Investors in Diversity Standard.
    Stewart McKillop, Principal
    South Lanarkshire College
  • I would recommend the Investors in Diversity accreditation process to any organisation wanting clearly demonstrate their commitment to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into the heart of what they do.
    Jon Smith, Assistant Principal
    Doncaster College for the Deaf
  • We are proud to be the first Scottish housing association to commit to achieving Investors in Diversity accreditation. It is as an important step on our journey towards wider recognition for Trust as a provider of quality services and employer of choice where every person is valued.
    Kenny Nicholson, Director of Corporate Services
    Trust Housing Association
  • The group decided to go for the Investors in Diversity Accreditation as it provided a framework for us to assess our approach to EDI activities. We particularly liked the fact that it covers all aspects of our organisation – our workforce, customers and external stakeholders. I would recommend the IiD Accreditation process to any organisation wanting to ensure EDI remains at the top of their agenda.
    Clare Durnin, HR Director
    Waterloo Housing Association
  • As we strive to gain Leaders in Diversity the process helps us to review our strengths and focus on the challenges that lay ahead. It’s not simply the accreditation that makes the process worthwhile, but the support from the Centre and the resulting action plan that helps us to develop and improve further.
    Paul Mains, Assistant Chief Executive
    East Durham Homes
  • The Investors in Diversity award provides a comprehensive approach to managing equality, diversity and inclusion effectively in the organisation.
    North Hertfordshire College
  • Fairness, equality and diversity are values that are entrenched across the organisation and symbolise our commitment to valuing everyone, in a changing society. It is very pleasing that the National Centre for Diversity has awarded us the standard as it demonstrates that commitment to everyone who might work with or work for, Yorkshire Coast Homes.Our commitment to this is so strong however, that we will not rest on our laurels and will continue to work towards becoming a Leader in Diversity.
    Shaun Tymon, Chief Executive
    Yorkshire Coast Homes
  • Reaching stage two is an achievement and shows we are well on the way towards developing a truly inclusive organisational culture in which diversity is genuinely valued. “Working with the National Centre for Diversity has enabled us to look afresh and take steps to ensure that embracing diversity is a fundamental behaviour within our business and we have a workplace where respect and involvement of all is the norm. “Not only does Investors in Diversity help us recruit and retain the very best talent within the industry but it also supports our work winning strategy by demonstrating our commitment to all our internal and external stakeholders.
    Paula Smith, Head of Human Resources
    Shepherd Construction

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