At Currell encouraging diversity and equality in the workplace has always been of utmost importance.
It is incredibly important to me that every member of staff feels at ease and that there is a friendly, welcoming culture within the organisation, particularly for the LGBT community.
Earlier this year we joined the Stonewell Diversity Champion Programme, to increase our commitment to the LGBT community. The programme gives us the opportunity to work with and learn from Stonewall, to ensure that our company is the best workplace it can possibly be, for everyone.
The Diversity Charter led by Property Week and the RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark are exciting ventures within the industry that show a statement of intent.
However, organisations pursuing the chance to become involved with these need to be aware of the commitment that comes with the territory.
Equality and diversity should not just be a target in the boardroom, but become an integral part of an organisation’s day-to-day operations.
Anne Currell, group CEO, Currell