OSB Group celebrates National Inclusion Week

OSB Group — which includes Precise Mortgages, Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and InterBay Commercial — has organised a week-long series of activities designed to promote the importance and benefits of a united workforce as part of its National Inclusion Week celebration.

The annual event, running from 27th September to 3rd October, was created for companies to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace.

The group’s diversity and inclusion team has planned a range of activities focusing on this year’s theme of ‘unity’, including an interactive quiz, stories from BAME, female and disabled employees about their experiences in the workplace, and a conscious inclusivity training session.

The group — which is also a signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and member of the Diversity & Inclusion Forum — aims to highlight its commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce through this event.

This is the latest campaign OSB Group has championed in 2021, after putting on events in support of International Women’s Day, Pride Month and Black History Month.

The company has also introduced a series of internal initiatives to boost staff’s wellbeing and mental health, such as sign language training to help customer-facing staff communicate with clients, virtual self-defence classes and coping with the effects of menopause.

Alan Cleary, group managing director and executive sponsor for culture at OSB Group, said: “National Inclusion Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate practical ways organisations can implement inclusion and inspire others to do so as well.

"Becoming a truly diverse and inclusive organisation is about more than just having the correct policies in place. 

“It’s about all of us doing our part to ensure that everyone feels supported, respected and included, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability, social backgrounds or sexual orientation.”

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