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As we emerge from the pandemic, the task of reframing UK manufacturing as an attractive sector with progressive employers and showcasing their pivotal role to today’s economic success, has never been more urgent. 

The Make UK report ‘Manufacturing our recovery through inclusion’ provides unique insight into how equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is key to the recovery and growth of the sector.

The value of diversity and inclusion

The business case keeps building as to how diversity and inclusion impacts the bottom line.

The World Economic Forum have identified that well managed diverse teams outperform well managed homogenous teams over time. Diversity brings a broader range of knowledge and skill, a greater ability to identify and solve problems and improved employee engagement, wellbeing and retention. All contributing to businesses out performing competitors and creating 25-36% more profit.

Diversity and inclusion in your workplace

Whether you are taking your first steps at an EDI strategy or looking to embed real cultural change the central components that will support your strategy are the same:

  • Clear goals
  • Ownership and commitment from leaders
  • Consistent and compliant data collection, management and reporting
  • Employee input and engagement
  • A framework of policies and training

How we can help

Our team of employment lawyers and HR practitioners can help you ensure your EDI strategy delivers on your business objectives.

  • GDPR compliant data collection and management
  • Leadership engagement
  • Planning and strategy
  • Employee surveys
  • Cultural change programmes
  • Training for HR, employees and leaders
  • Setting up and managing working groups

Download our EDI report

Manufacturing our recovery through inclusion