Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

13 June 2024 | 5 min read

Author: Assheton Bogg, Consultant


In today’s increasingly complex and interlinked world, diversity and inclusion are not just another set of HR principles to tick off – they are critical components of effective collaboration.


Companies that align themselves with strong diversity and inclusion principles are magnetic. They embrace, respect and celebrate people’s differences. Individuals feel safe, empowered and included regardless of where they came from, where they are now, or where they are going.


Employees who welcome diversity and inclusion generate ideas, creativity, and innovation because they are blind to the differences that separate them. They engage with each other as equals and are more open to diverse thinking and novel solutions. They also comply with their obligations under UK employment law and The Equality Act 2010.


Championing diversity and inclusion is a task that requires leadership at all levels, and a commitment to challenge the status quo. It’s not just about making a few changes, but about shaking things up and adopting a new way of thinking. The resistance to change in this area is often exaggerated, as the messages about it resonate with our innate desire to be kind, caring and considerate to others. Promoting diversity and inclusion is not just a good business practice but an endeavour that benefits the company, society and everyone involved.


However, fostering diversity and inclusion requires more than good intentions. It requires action. That’s where BAND’s HR experts come in. We offer powerful half-day workshops that educate, inspire and energise your team about this important subject. By raising awareness of our differences – and similarities – we can foster more open, relaxed and honest communication, leading to a more inclusive and productive workplace.

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Julian Davies

Julian Davies

Managing Partner at Redfin

Managing partner and Chartered Accountant with 30+ years of experience in marketing, media, and creative industries. He leads the Redfin team, offering expert advice on growth and profitability. Former owner manager of an agency acquired by a listed group; his industry insights are second to none. Off duty, you might find him on the golf or tennis court, determined to master new tricks.
Shelley Watkin

Shelley Watkin

Client Finance Director at Redfin

A qualified Chartered Accountant with 20+ years of experience in the marketing services sector. During her 5+ years at Redfin, she served as Client Finance Director offering invaluable insights into strategic and commercial matters. Shelley has also assumed the role of Finance Director for various creative agencies, guiding them through successful sales processes. If she gets free time after managing her children’s busy schedules, she likes to chill out doing yoga and gardening.