Exemplar Employer Award. Recognising diversity & equality in business, and a commitment to diverse and inclusive practices within the workplace.

We’ve launched the Exemplar Employer Award to showcase businesses that have successfully broken down barriers affecting women’s recruitment, retention and career progression.

Introducing the newly awarded 2016 Exemplar Employers…

Swansea ITeC Ltd. — Wolfestone Holdings Ltd. — Marine Power Systems Ltd. — HOS Hire Ltd. — Pisys.NET.

The exemplar award recognises a business’ commitment to fair and flexible working practices, and that have fostered an environment which has resulted in a positive impact on employees and the businesses as a whole.

To qualify for an award, businesses must demonstrate evidence of a number of practices relating to positive workplace culture, including performance management, learning and development opportunities and flexible working.

Businesses can be eligible for three different levels of the award, representing organisations who are developing their cultural practices and those leading by example.

Dr Gareth Stockman, Managing Director of Marine Power Systems:

— “Qualifying for this award is really important for MPS as we want to be recognised as a company committed to equality and diversity in the workplace.

We are delighted that the measures we have in place have resulted in a culture that is conducive to an environment where women in the industry can enter the workplace, develop their skills and build rewarding careers.”

Emma Hughes, HR manager at Wolfestone and Voicebox:

— “We are keen to remove any barriers to progression and personal development and prefer to look at each member of staff as an individual with individual needs.”

Jo Bishop, Employer Lead, Chwarae Teg:

— “Whether by introducing more inclusive recruitment policies or signing up to our career development programme, Agile Nation 2, there are many key areas that represent a genuine commitment to diversity and gender equality within the workplace.

This award is designed to celebrate and showcase those organisations leading the way.”

Looking to gain an Exemplar Employer Award?

Through Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation 2, businesses in Wales can take part in our fully funded programme.