Core Assets wins West Midlands Employer of the Year in Stonewall Awards
As part of the Core Assets family, Fostering First Ireland is extremely proud to report that Core Assets has won the West Midlands Employer of the Year Award at the 2015 Workplace Equality Index Awards in Birmingham, England. The event was hosted last month by Stonewall, a leading national gay rights charity.
This award acts as recognition of Core Assets as a leading employer and advocate of equal opportunity in the workplace. We overcame competition from 11 other nominees from the region to win the award. This comes shortly after being ranked 32nd in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers list out of 397 companies which were audited as part of their annual audit of workplace culture for LGBT staff.
After accepting the award Steve Jacques, the chief operating officer for non-UK services at Core Assets Group, said: Inclusion and the valuing of diversity is embedded in our values and our culture. My fellow LGBT colleagues are represented throughout the organisation, with representation at our most senior levels, including at board membership.
We actively promote equality in the work place, have zero tolerance to homophobia and transphobia and work hard to ensure our most valued people our children and young people can live within a community and be part of an organisation that celebrates their diversity.
Executive director, Estella Abraham, added: As an organisation committed to diversity and equality in the workplace, we are proud to be recognised by this award for championing the rights of the LGB community, at all levels of the business both nationally and internationally.
From grass roots through to senior management, we have a long-standing culture of inclusiveness, ensuring that Core Assets is a great place to work, whatever your sexual orientation. We continue to drive initiatives to protect employees from discrimination and to promote a culture of equality and diversity throughout our 93 operations in the UK and overseas.
All of us here at Fostering First Ireland are extremely proud of this achievement as diversity and equality are at the very centre of our ethos. It is wonderful to be part of an organisation that is acknowledged for its policy of equal opportunity in the workplace. We also carry these beliefs into supporting diversity and equality for all children and young people who are placed with us.