Award

Awards and recognition

People & Culture

We’re proud that our innovative efforts to achieve a truly inclusive and diverse environment, and to advance social equality, are being recognised externally through a series of achievements and award wins:

Firm Awards

  • 2019 – Ranked 2nd in the Social Mobility Employer’s Index
  • 2019 – The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers (6th)
  • 2019 – Number 6 in Universum Global's World’s Most Attractive Employers for Business Students
  • 2019 – Number 7 in Universum's Ideal Employer Ranking for Business Students in the UK
  • 2019 – The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the 9th consecutive year
  • 2019 – National Undergraduate Employability Awards Top 100 Undergraduate Employers
  • MIND Workplace Wellbeing Index 2019 – Silver Award
  • Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2019 – ranked 51st in the list which profiles the best employers in the UK for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff
  • Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart Awards – 'Influential business of the year 2018'
  • Social Mobility Employer Index 2018 – ranked as the Top Employer for Social Mobility
  • British LGBT Awards 2018 – Best LGBT+ Network Group
  • Business in the Community’s Best Employers for Race list 2017 and 2018
  • 2017 – Business in the Community Workplace Equality Award for recruitment

Individual Awards

  • 2019 – Philip Davidson, Partner, ranked 7th in EMpower 15 Advocate Executives list and Richard Iferenta, Partner, ranked 45th in the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives list
  • 2018 – Richard Iferenta, Partner, Top 10 most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage in the UK
  • Our Deputy-Chair, Melanie Richards, was ranked 1st in the inaugural HERoes Female Champions of Women in Business list presented in the Financial Times

We also work with a number of specialist diversity organisations, many of whom recognise our work as a leading practice including,

  • Business Disability Forum
  • Business in the Community Gender and Race campaigns
  • City Mental Health Alliance
  • City Parents
  • Employers for Carers
  • Mind
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Stonewall

Working with these organisations helps us measure our progress in these areas and share best practice. We’re also signatories on a number of high-profile diversity-related charters that support public accountability in this area including,

  • HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter
  • Race at Work Charter
  • Tech Talent Charter
  • Our Deputy-Chair, Melanie Richards, is a founding member of the 30% Club Steering Committee, which focuses on increasing female representation in FTSE Boards and Leadership

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