f1’s commitment to Inclusion in the Marketing, Communications, PR & Sports Marketing sector
f1 is co-founder of two of our industry’s most high profile Inclusivity movements and financially supports both programmes to £100,000 each year.
Women in our sector
Frustrated at the amount of female talent our sector loses every year for caring reasons who cannot get back to their careers, we co-founded Back2businessship Returners programme with Liz Nottingham in 2013. The programme has helped over 150 women get back to their careers.
black, Asian, minority ethnic TALENT
Trailblazing for change in our sector for BAME talent we co-founded BAME2020 with Adrian Walcott Co founder of Brands with Values, in July 2016. BAME2020 aims to see 20% of BAME talent come into our sector and for this 20% to remain in it to the very top jobs.
In July 2020 we launched No Turning Back
The business case for inclusive and diverse workforces strengthens year on year. Organisations that are inclusive enjoy higher job satisfaction amongst employees, lower staff turnover and higher productivity. The No Turning Back initiative is about creating meaningful and systemic change so that organisations can reap the benefits of an inclusive culture.
Participating companies take an Inclusive values audit and commit to using recruitment or search consultancies that can consistently evidence a candidate portfolio of more than 15% from the black, Asian, minority ethnic communities. More information from email@example.com
We have been corporate members of the Business in the Community programme ‘Race at Work since 2018
Young diverse talent
Taylor Bennett Foundation http://www.taylorbennettfoundation.com
We have worked in partnership with TBF for many years and strongly advocate their work
Inspiring the Future Schools/Outreach talks www.inspiringthefuture.org
My Big Career Since January 2014 we have been working with My Big Career www.mybigcareer.org
PR & Marketing Industry Trade Associations
Sports & Entertainment Sponsorship
We work closely with ESA (European Sponsorship Association) and the ESA Sponsorship Diploma, which has revolutionised the professionalism of young people in the sponsorship industry. http://www.sponsorship.org/content/diploma/index.asp
I’ve worked in the sports marketing and sponsorship business for many years and f1 recruitment have always been there both for friendly advice, practical help and as a great connector of world class talent. Most recently we’ve re-engaged as a result of their work as a champion of diversity and inclusion – Amanda and her team continue to inspire action in our sector and are great supporters of the work I now do, both in my own business and as Chairman of The European Sponsorship Association. Andy Westlake
NED roles for Marketing & Communications Leaders
Financial Times Non-Executive Director Club – many senior marketers in f1’s senior candidate portfolio are studying for the FT NED Diploma.
Women on Boards exists to help women make the right connections and career choices to get to board level within their own company or to take on a non-executive board role. http://www.womenonboards.co.uk/