Includability – Certified B Corp – is delighted to welcome Beckett Investment Management Group – Certified B Corp – as an Includability Committed Employer for 2023.
Beckett's has successfully completed the Includability Committed Employer 5 Star Verification Process in which they have engaged in taking the journey towards authentic inclusion by integrating fairness into their company culture and into each stage of their recruitment process by making commitments in our pillar areas of Diversity, Inclusion, Sustainability, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Talent Management, Impact, Leadership and Governance and Ex-Military Support.
Paul Smith, Founder of Includability, said: “We are delighted to welcome Beckett's into our Includability Community. Obtaining our Includability Committed Employer status is a fantastic achievement, and I am so pleased the team have worked so closely with our verification partners to commit to greater transparency to create an inclusive and mentally healthy workplace culture.
“Beckett's is now part of a growing network and community of like-minded organisations that will support each other to share best practice, empower employees, do better for the planet and work collaboratively to consistently set higher workplace standards. I am thrilled we will be taking this journey together.”
Who is Beckett Investment Management Group?
Beckett's is a purpose-led organisation that puts diversity and inclusion at the centre of its culture. The investment management group is based in Bury St Edmunds and is dedicated to providing employee benefit programmes and risk adjusted returns for investors through actively managed multi asset portfolios.
They are a certified B Corporation business who have won a string of awards, including Best Employer 2021 (medium company) at the Best Employers Eastern Region Awards, and are ranked as being one of the Top 100 Financial Firms in the UK by FT Adviser, and New Model Adviser.
Lesley Delaney, Operations Director at Beckett Investment Management Group, said: “Achieving the status of Includability Committed Employer reflects our ongoing mission to optimise diversity and opportunity within our firm. Inclusion is an important part of this, and we look forward to connecting with others in the Includability community.”
What are Includability's pillar of inclusion areas?
Includability champions the following:
Environment and sustainability (E+S)
Leadership and governance
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
All areas fall under the people, planet, purpose and profit framework of the Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) business model.
What is Includability’s 5 Star Verification process?
The 5 Star Verification Process was independently conducted by Includability Official Partners; Prosperah, Outliers Wellbeing, Flex Wellbeing, Unleashed, The HR Agency and Mental Health Charter CIC to ensure practices align with established definitions of an ‘Inclusive Workplace’.
Completing our 5 Star Verification process (or the 6 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Recruitment Agencies) involves members completing a Company Commitment survey, having introductory, and possible follow-up, calls with our verification partners to assess where they are on their journey, making further commitments to engage with best practice in our pillar areas, and focussing each area into an overall sustainability strategy for their company which will raise the standard of their corporate social responsibility.
What does Includability’s verification process mean for new members?
Successfully completing the Includability 5 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Employers immediately gives Beckett's access to a growing community network of purpose-led organisations.
Displaying our Includability Committed Employer or Includability Committed Recruitment Agency badge signifies to audiences and jobseekers that the holder is committed to undertaking steps to better themselves through education and collaboration. In a values-driven market, Includability Committed Employers enjoy a wider range of talent from our standard.
Why choose Includability?
Includability is a B Corp Certified community network developed to raise expectation, increase employer accountability, and create a new standard for what the recruitment sector should deliver through engagement, collaboration and regularly sharing best practice.
Includability became a Certified B Corporation in March 2023 with a score of 143.2 and is one of the few B Corps to be both Planet Mark and B Corp Certified.
Includability provides; community networking, access to best practice consultants and resources, and a job board to all Includability Committed Employers. We aim to provide inspiration and action for positive change in the workplace.
Our scope of incorporating all of our pillars into our verification process means we are the number one network platform of choice for employers and job seekers and to positively contribute towards a society that is sustainable, free from discrimination and mentally healthy, which will be achieved through clear communication, collaboration and decisive action.