Blake Morgan is the only law firm to be named in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list for 2022/23.
The leading law firm placed 39th and feature on the prestigious list for the sixth consecutive year, showing Blake Morgan’s continued push to ensuring diversity in the workplace.
The rankings are a definitive list of UK organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, throughout each level of employment within their organisation. Representing the promotion of all strands of diversity including Age, Disability, Gender, LGBT & Race, the list highlights many different organisations across various different sectors.
Kath Shimmin, Chair at Blake Morgan, commented:
It is an achievement to be on this list and I am thrilled to be part of a firm that really values equality, diversity and inclusion. It is so important to Blake Morgan and part of our core. EDI runs through everything we are trying to do, including policies, processes, management and day-to-day behaviour. To be included in the top 50 organisations in the country is a real statement that we are delivering on our aims and is a real tribute to the commitment of all our colleagues.
Blake Morgan is a signatory of the Business in the Community (BITC) Race at Work Charter, the Social Mobility Pledge and The Law Society’s Women in Law Pledge as well as the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter and the Wellbeing of Women’s Menopause Workplace Pledge. Blake Morgan also work with Aspiring Solicitors, a leading legal diversity platform, on vacation schemes and training contracts and is a founding member of PRIME, offering work placements to students from low income families.
The firm also has a dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Board, and a wealth of resources in an internal training academy, which actively seek to raise awareness and provide support and guidance to all within the business.
Founder and CEO of Inclusive Companies, Paul Sesay, is very clear in the intent of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, he said:
“The independent advisory panel of Diversity & Inclusion experts review and analyse each and every submission. They look at ALL areas of diversity, including age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQ+ and religion. Those organisations who have participated submit a great wealth of evidence regarding their inclusive practices, covering a wide range of areas and topics, and it is from this that the experts determine the Top 50 Inclusive employers.”