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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 with up to 40% of it’s profits 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 black, Asian, minority ethnic talent, we co-founded BAME2020 with Adrian Walcott Co founder of Brands with Values, in July  2016. BAME2020 aims to see 20% of black, Asian, minority ethnic talent come into our sector and for this 20% to remain in it to the very top jobs.

In August 2020 we launched  No Turning Back 2020 

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 


We  have been  corporate members of the Business in the Community programme ‘Race at Work since 2018  


Young diverse talent

Taylor Bennett Foundation

We have worked in partnership with TBF for many years and strongly advocate their work

Inspiring the Future Schools/Outreach talks

My Big Career  Since January 2014 we have been working with My Big Career


PR & Marketing Industry  Trade Associations 

We are corporate members of the REC  (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) and  the CBI.  Our Founder is a Fellow of the REC

We work alongside the PRCA, the  CIPR  the  CIM, the IPA and the Advertising Association and support all the work they do through their own inclusion initiatives 


 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.

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.