Organisations Taking Part

Below are some of the organisations who took part in 2017.

If you are interested in sharing what you did in National Inclusion Week 2017 please email Charlotte at We also want to hear your plans for 2018, so get in touch!

Simon Devereux, Group Head of L&D at The Mill


What did you do for National Inclusion Week?


At The Mill, we are a truly creative business, we live and die by innovation and aim to push things forward, invest in new tech and come up with great new ideas all the time. And you can’t do that without different perspectives.
We began a company-wide inclusion conversation when we launched our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy during National Inclusion Week 2016.
We curated a week of thought-provoking events and workshops during the week-long campaign which included an industry panel discussion with guest speakers such as Peter Tatchell (Human Rights Campaigner), Leila Siddiqi (Head of Diversity for the IPA) and Harriet Minter (Female Leadership Columnist), plus discussion based sessions that covered topics including transgender, disability, LGBTI and BAME.
We continue to drive our inclusion agenda from the position that diversity of thought, perspective and background drives creative excellence and commercial success.
As employers, you’ve got to be bold and make sure that everyone is involved in the conversation. It’s all about inspiring careers and creating an environment where talent can thrive, and everyone can come in and feel they are represented.




The IPA is widely recognised as the world’s most influential professional body for practitioners in advertising and marketing communications. It has a well-earned reputation for thought leadership, best practise and continuous professional development, and also provides core support and advisory services for its corporate and individual members. Based in the United Kingdom for nearly 100 years, IPA programmes can be found in more than 60 countries worldwide.


What did you do for National Inclusion Week?


The IPA is launched a brand new Diversity Hub on the IPA website on the week commencing 3rd October. The hub provided guidance for the advertising sector on how to take action to increase diversity within the industry. The objective was to equip agencies with the basic background knowledge around the current facts and stats to make the business case for diversity and provide you with quick and simple recommendations which may be actioned immediately. Finally, we would like the hub to act as a catalyst for change and act as a platform promoting good work that’s already being done in the sector; as well as celebrate and make visible existing diversity champions to inspire the next generation of future leaders.

We also hosted an event on Monday, 26th September titled ‘We’re the Superhumans’ which is all about how 4Creative brought their pioneering 'Superhumans' gold standard 2016 Paralympic campaign to life. We also spoke about diversity in adland at agencies.

We shared and amplified all our diversity initiatives on social media using hashtags #IPADiversity and #NIW2016. We encouraged our member agencies to take part in National Inclusion Week. 




What did you do for National Inclusion Wee?


National Inclusion Week was a ‘hot topic’ in Dstl’s Training Bulletin, where we shared with our staff all of the ways people can learn how to be more inclusive, with practical tips and guides designed by our own people. We encouraged our staff to take the workplace challenge. You can visit our facebook site where there were quiz questions and quotes from our people on how they think we value and included them. Alongside the Ministry Of Defence we took part in the Role Modelling Launch, which can be seen on the MOD timetable for National Inclusion Week.

Hampshire Constabulary


What did you do for National Inclusion Week?

  • A 2.5 hour input on LGB&T awareness by Jules in the lecture theatre
  • Autism Conference
  • Diabetes session
  • Presentation on racial equality in constabularies by Professor Simon Holdaway
  • Dementia Friends session
  • Dyslexia drop in session
  • Quizzes on canteen table
  • Flip chart and post it notes in the canteen on ‘what makes you feel included’
  • External Disability Roadshow at Netley
  • Inspirational talk for women
  • Tai Chi session
  • Mentoring slots


Civil Service

What did you do for National Inclusion Week?


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