Police Now rises in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list 2023
Thursday 7th December 2023
The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List (IT50) shines a light on organisations who demonstrate outstanding commitment and results in inclusion across all strands of diversity, across every level of their business.
Police Now climbed twelve places this year on the annual index, which is the only benchmarking tool in the UK that highlights the phenomenal efforts of organisations that embed true inclusivity internally.
Police Now have received the national accreditation the second year running for their commitment to building an organisation with equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) at its core and have been praised for best practice across a range of areas. This includes inclusive recruitment procedures and strong diversity across the organisation, built-in mechanisms for accountability, and an award-winning diversity and inclusion strategy as recognised by the HR Excellence Awards.
The award ceremony took place earlier this week (Tuesday 5th December) at the Hurlingham Club, London and was hosted by British TV presenter Sean Fletcher. The event brought together the nation’s leading diversity advocates, business leaders, and network chairs to celebrate EDI. Representatives from Police Now, including Head of People Catherine Moughton and Head of Finance and IT Kim Halliday, attended to celebrate the achievement.
Police Now Chief Executive Officer Kurtis Christoforides said: “Diversity and inclusion are most meaningful when they are authentic. They are authentic when an organisation’s leaders and people have a genuine belief in equity, diversity and inclusion, on a moral and emotional level, not just because they recognise the business benefits or because they are told that they must. And then when their day-to-day priorities are informed and guided by that belief.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure that this authentic approach is reflected in what Police Now is and does. Being recognised as a Top 50 Inclusive Employer for the second-year running is testament to that and I am delighted that we have climbed to 34th place. Of course, whilst there is time for celebration, there is no time for complacency. There is always more to do. And we will redouble our efforts in this critical space as we look to the future.”
Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Inclusive Companies Paul Sesay, said: “Police Now genuinely appear to have made EDI a top priority, and their statements emphasise the importance of creating an inclusive workplace. Notable accomplishments include fostering open conversations about backgrounds and cultural experiences among staff, achieving Level 2 Disability Confidence status, and conducting an accessibility audit to enhance office spaces. They’ve celebrated EDI through focused events, improved leave policies and introduced flexible bank holidays for diverse religious and cultural observance. A solid submission has cemented Police Now a place on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Index.”