About Us

Mission: To remove the barriers and provide the solutions to tackle race inequality.

Tackling race inequality has shown little and slow progress for decades. The importance of a new way forward was never more evident than in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and during the Covid-19 pandemic, which highlighted significant inequalities.  To achieve this we create solutions for  a community of changemakers who drive race equality in organisations and their communities across the UK and beyond. 

This will accelerate a shift-change and provide solutions where there are unmet needs. Our goal is that everyone has access to equal opportunities, there is economic and social inclusion, and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds do not face discrimination in the workplace.

We are proud to be supported by Key Partners Green Park and Lloyd’s (they are also co-headline partners powering Race Equality Week), Lifetime Visionary Partner BT, and partners including Edelman, HS2, Auto Trader and Network Rail.

Green Park

Green Park is an award-winning consultancy that offers Executive Search, Interim Management, Board Advisory, Diversity & Inclusion and Managed Service People Solutions across the private, public and third sectors.

Championing diversity and inclusion, Green Park is changing the face of leadership by helping organisations think differently about talent in the UK’s top boardrooms.

Green Park’s aim is to help organisations to attract, identify, develop, and retain trusted, inclusive, authentic and, most of all, highly effective leaders from different backgrounds to leverage the power of collective difference.

In 2019, Green Park placed a new diverse leader on a board every 8 days. Our goal is to make that a daily occurrence by 2025!

For more information visit their site.


Lloyd’s is the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance marketplace. Through the collective intelligence and risk sharing expertise of the market’s underwriters and brokers, Lloyd’s helps to create a braver world. The Lloyd’s market provides the leadership and insight to anticipate and understand risk, and the knowledge to develop relevant, new, and innovative forms of insurance for customers globally. And it promises a trusted, enduring partnership built on the confidence that Lloyd’s protects what matters most: helping people, businesses, and communities to recover in times of need.

Lloyd’s aim is to build a diverse, inclusive environment that reflects the global markets they work in and in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

“Working with Race Equality Matters (REM) is an important part of the Lloyd’s Ethnicity Commitments which aim to improve racial equality, diversity and inclusion in our Market. We recognise the important role REM play in advocating for racial equality and are proud to partner with them.” Mark Lomas, Head of Culture, Lloyd’s

Find out more about Lloyds: https://www.lloyds.com/

The Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is a catalyst for a movement of social innovation. It brings together specialised skills from the commercial and not-for-profit organisations, allowing both sides to work together to come up with solutions that tackle the problems that really matter.

The Collaboratory takes on not for profits and society’s BIGGEST problems to make a real ‘impact,’ believing that the most important step in fueling change is #actionnotwords.

The Collaboratory have made it happen by linking the right people together and putting in place the key pieces to help solve problems that really matter.

This includes creating new campaigns, creating new interventions to help those charities are trying to help, creating mass movements of change and helping create funding and income streams for the future.

For more information visit their site.


BT is a multinational telecommunications company. Recognising the prejudice their ethnic minority employees continue to face in many aspects of their lives they have joined Race Equality Matters to help make practical, real life solutions to accelerate change.

We look forward to working together.


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HS2 is a new high speed railway linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25 stations, including eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities and connecting around 30 million people.

The construction of the new railway is split into three phases – Phase One linking London and the West Midlands; Phase 2a linking the West Midlands and the North via Crewe; and Phase 2b completing the railway to Manchester and Leeds.


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Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give their clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Their honours include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age’s 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report’s 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work.

For more information visit their site.


Auto Trader is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace, bringing together the largest and most engaged consumer audience with the largest pool of vehicle sellers.

Strongly advocating diversity and inclusion, Auto Trader strives to build respect for and appreciation of differences in: gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and ethnic origin, religion and faith, marital status, social, education background and way of thinking. They believe that inclusion is a state of being valued, respected and supported for who you are and have the same career opportunities as others.

We look forward to working with AutoTrader to move the dial on race inequality in the workplace.


For more information visit their site.


Diversity UK

Diversity UK is an equality charity that aims to research, advocate and promote ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Britain. It is an evidence-based initiative that seeks to influence policy, enhance civic engagement and improve the perception of the minority ethnic community in Britain.

It delivers its objectives through its website and newsletters and aims to undertake research, raise awareness, facilitate debates, host roundtable meetings, participate in consultations and monitor progress in public appointments.

Founded in 2012, Diversity UK is a registered charity (No: 1155189) in England & Wales.

For more information visit their site.

Media Trust

Media Trust, as a charity, works in partnership with the media and creative industry to give marginalised groups and young people a stronger voice. They encourage the media and creative industry to share their time, knowledge and creativity to benefit charities, under-represented communities and young people. Working together, they amplify charities’ voices by developing their communication and digital skills to help them connect better with their audiences. They also create and run unique programmes to encourage young, diverse talent to develop their confidence, passions and talents for the work place.

For more information visit their site

Rare Recruitment

Rare is a multi-award winning diversity company. Rare produces software products including Hemisphere, the online unconscious bias training platform, and the Contextual Recruitment System, which allows employers to put candidates’ achievements in context. It also sources, develops and places ethnic minority candidates for elite graduate schemes.

Rare works with all five Magic Circle law firms, the top three global strategy consulting firms, two of the world’s top three investment banks, and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Rare has over 20,000 candidates on its books, and its contextualised recruitment software has processed over 750,000 graduate job applications.

For more information visit their site

The Governance Forum

The Governance Forum, (TGF) consists of specialist organisations working together to deliver exceptional standards in the whole area of governance.

The main aim of the forum is to encourage organisations in the private, public and voluntary sector to think more strategically about the benefits and importance of effective governance. The forum provides a practical approach to building a firm governance structure and helps such organisations to operate to the best of their ability.

TGF provides leadership solutions to strengthen the capacity of the board, delivering exceptional standards in the areas of high performance leadership, strategic thinking and practical approaches based on years of experience in this sector, when implementing firm governance structures throughout the organisation.

For more information visit their site

Kick It Out

Kick It Out is English football’s equality and inclusion organisation. Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football.

For more information visit their site

Mental Health First Aid England

Mental Health First Aid England’s mission is to train one in ten people in mental health awareness and skills.

Through their training and campaigning, they equip people with the skills they need to support their own and others’ wellbeing.

MHFA England offer a range of evidence-based face to face and digital learning, from awareness raising to skill development. Their courses empower people to notice signs of mental ill health, and encourage them to break down barriers, listen in a non-judgemental way, and signpost to support for recovery.

For more information visit their site


East London Business Alliance builds the connection between businesses and local communities, bringing the time, skills and resources of the private sector, to help build the capacity of local organisations, support young people in education and place people into employment in London. ELBA makes community investment easier, more effective and more rewarding. The face of London is changing and ELBA’s 100+ corporate partners are at the heart of these changes. In the last year, ELBA helped place over 700 people into work in London through its award-winning employment programme, delivered over 16,000 business volunteers into the community, and worked with over 500 local organisations in east London.

For more information visit their site


SHIFT25 is a new campaign led by a group of senior and influential Black and BAME professionals and business organisations, following the shocking murder of George Floyd and unfolding events in the USA and the reaction to injustice around the world.

Despite our efforts at home in programmes, initiatives, charities and movements to improve the UK’s track record on diversity in recruitment and progression, we have to acknowledge and accept that it has not been enough. Whilst each individual effort in its own right has validity and value, we choose this moment in time to make changes that lie within our influence and we accept that what we have done so far is insufficient.

We are calling our campaign SHIFT25 – we are calling for a fundamental shift – and for it to happen quickly, by 2025.

We know that this is a time for greater joint action. We believe that we as individuals, our organisations, and the power of senior Black and BAME professionals, together with London’s business community can and should do more to make London the kind of city and economy that our young people deserve.

For more information visit their site


It is good for business; it is good for your employees and it is good for your community.

We have mental health awareness week, we have breast cancer awareness month, we have carers week and black history month, but we don’t have anything for all Races united.

As Lord Mayor of the City of London, diversity and inclusion was at the heart of my role. I’m glad to say that we have seen some progress, particularly on gender and LGBTQ+ b ut we know there is much more to do, especially on race. Race Equality Week, such a simple but brilliant concept, provides everyone with the perfect opportunity to keep the momentum for change going, and even accelerating.

Dame Fiona Woolf DBE, DL Former Lord Mayor of London (2013/2014)

As Lord Mayor of the City of London, diversity and inclusion was at the heart of my role. I’m glad to say that we have seen some progress, particularly on gender and LGBTQ+ but we know there is much more to do, especially on race. Race Equality Week, such a simple but brilliant concept, provides everyone with the perfect opportunity to keep the momentum for change going, and even accelerating.

Dame Fiona Woolf DBE, DL Former Lord Mayor of London (2013/14)

With organisations and individuals more open to have honest conversations and with public declarations of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, we have a real opportunity to turn this moment into meaningful change for the future of the workplace & wider society. Through Race Equality Matters we intend to empower and amplify the voice of ethnic minority employees and provide organisations, networks and individuals with the insight, tools and resource to drive effective action for sustainable change.

Raj Tulsiani CEO & Co-Founder | Green Park

Many people have never heard their employers talk about race. That’s why we created the Race Fairness Commitment – a set of measures including talking about race in every induction and exit interview. We support Race Equality Week as driver of more conversations about racial justice, and commitments to real change.

Raphael Mokades Founder and Managing Director | Rare

Diversity UK is pleased to be a founding partner of the Race Equality Matters because progress on improving race representation at all levels in corporate life, civil society and the public sector in Britain has been too slow. We all need to work towards building back the trust and support of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised and Race Equality Matters is the ideal flag bearer for this progress.

Lopa Patel Chair | Diversity UK

Race Equality Week provides a real opportunity for each of us to be a force for good

Dominic Christian Global Chairman | Reinsurance Solutions, Aon

Race Equality Week has the potential to be game-changing in the way it combines conscious allyship with a strong peer network – we’ve seen how powerful this combination can be in other scenarios and it’s exciting to see it applied to tackling race in the workplace

Su-Mei Thompson CEO | Media Trust

Why do we need Race Equality Week? Quite simply because we do not have race equality and, until we do, we have to do everything we can to achieve it through the kind of action and collaboration that Race Equality Week can mobilise. I urge every organisation to participate.

Nicholas Cheffings Senior Counsel | Hogan Lovells

I’m passionate about helping football to be a game where people of all backgrounds feel welcome and included from the terraces to the pitch, to the boardroom. Race Equality Matters also shares this vision, so we’re looking forward to working together in our mission to make football a game for everyone.

Sanjay Bhandari Chairman | Kick it Out

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