Core Assets wins West Midlands Employer of the Year in Stonewall Awards

Archived: Posted March 26, 2015

image1We are thrilled to announce that our parent company, Core Assets Group, has won the West Midlands Employer of the Year Award at the 2015 Workplace Equality Index Awards, hosted by leading gay rights charity Stonewall!

At a ceremony held in Birmingham last month, we beat off 11 other organisations from across the West Midlands, to be recognised as the region’s best employer for diversity equality.

The award follows our recent achievement of being ranked number 32 in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers list, in its annual audit of workplace culture for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff.

When accepting the award, the chief operating officer for non-UK services at Core Assets Group, Steve Jacques, 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, also commented: “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.”

Everyone here at Foster Care Associates is incredibly proud to be part of an organisation that has won such an award. It is wonderful to be acknowledged as a company which embraces diversity, and directly reflects our beliefs in supporting diversity amongst the children and young people taken into our care.

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