Friday, June 16, 2017

Are London companies leading the way on diversity? - CITY AM

by Caroline Blennerhassett
Originally published: June 14, 2017

Over half of all UK SMEs, representing over three million firms in the UK with under 250 employees, claim to have a diverse workforce, according to research by Aldermore Group.

The Aldermore SME Future Attitudes report indicated that 70 per cent of London-based small and medium-sized enterprises - representing 708,000 firms in London - say they have a diverse workforce, with over half stating that improving diversity in the workplace is a focus over the next 12 months.

The report, which surveyed over a thousand senior business decision-makers across the UK found 53 per cent of firms said they had an employee base with a broad age range at 53 per cent, while 48 per cent claimed an ethnically diverse make-up, and 44 per cent cited a strong female to male ratio.