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Embrace Diversity: Have you recognised the benefits of diversifying your workforce?

Embrace Diversity: Have you recognised the benefits of diversifying your workforce?

Thursday, 25 July 2013
15:00 - 17:00
7 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4BS


• Lord Herman Ouseley, Chair, Kick It Out
Professor Stephen Bevan, Director, Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation
Professor Mike West, Centre for Performance-Led HR, Lancaster University
Elaine Banton, Barrister, 7 Bedford Row
Anne Hurst, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, PricewaterhouseCoopers
• Andy Ambler, Chief Executive, Millwall FC
• David Gould, chairman of West Ham United Football Club and Gold Group International
• Roisin Wood, Director, Kick it Out
• Clarke Carlisle, Chairman, Professional Footballers Association

Listen to in-depth interviews and comment from key speakers including; Lord Herman Ouseley (Chair, Kick It Out), Clarke Carlisle (Chairman of the Professional Footballers Association), Clive Tyldesley (ITV) and Anne Hurst (PwC). From Astute Radio.

You can listen to more broadcasts on diversity and inclusion at our Partner Astute Radio's website.

The event

On the 25th July The Work Foundation, along with Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign, and 7 Bedford Row - one of the country’s leading barristers' chambers - hosted a seminar on the business benefits of workforce diversity.

Evidence suggests that organisations operating the best practice HR policies around diversity tend to perform better against operational measures of business performance. Leading employers are recognising there are real benefits to seeking to achieve a mix of people that reflects the diverse world around them.

This event provided an opportunity to hear the views of experts working across football, business and law, all coming together to share their experiences and to discuss how workforce diversity presents a genuine business opportunity.

If you have any queries about this event then please get in touch with Alice Holland ( or 0207 976 3513)

Follow the debate on Twitter via #winningteam

Read the blogs here

See Elaine Banton's presentation slides here.

See the storify from our event here.

View the two videos from the event below: 

We asked those at the event what they made of it.


We then asked what impact the event had upon their views on diversity in the workplace.

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