Inclusivity and Diversity

Posted on 26 March 2018

Diversity is any dimension that can be used to differentiate groups and people from one another. In a nutshell, it’s about empowering people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different, in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education & national origin.

As a business we are part of the Diversity in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure Charter which includes a committed 10 point action plan, further details of which can be found here: www.studiovenues.co.uk/diversity

How do we put that into practise and what does that mean here at thestudio:

  • Our venues and our employment policies are positive, inclusive and welcoming to all irrespective of age, disability, gender, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion, belief, lack of belief, sex, sexual orientation
  • We have a mixed gender board of directors
  • Our senior team is predominantly female
  • Our team is funded to attend disability awareness courses
  • Our team is multi-faith and multi-cultured at last count between us we speak 14 languages; Afrikaans, Zulu, English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Punjabi, Japanese, Lithuanian, Gujarati, German, Twi and Farsi
  • Our refreshment offer is designed to be fully inclusive offering everyday a vegan, dairy free
    and gluten free menu option
  • We offer faith-based menu choices ie; Halal and Kosher
  • We offer spaces as prayer rooms
  • Blue badge parking is recommended on our website
  • Personal hearing loops are offered complimentary

Charity and community support:

  • Let’s feed Brum: Our leftover food and fresh fruit is packaged daily and distributed to city centre food stations
  • Foodinate: We partner with this social enterprise project to provide cakes for your delegate refreshments, for every cake you purchase a hot nourishing meal is provided for a person in the community in need
  • Wood Street Mission: For every booking made in our classroom space in Manchester we make a £10 donation, this children’s charities mission is to alleviate poverty for local children through practical support and help
  • Crisis: We give space in our Birmingham location to support Crisis at Christmas welcoming the homeless off the streets for a week-long event offering services, social and medical support