Sky improves BAME representation across entertainment channels

Sky has reported interim results from its tracking of BAME inclusivity both on screen and behind the camera across its entertainment channels. In the 12 months to the end of September 2019, BAME representation on screen was 31%, well ahead of Sky’s published target of 20%. Progress is also being made in many areas off screen, with at least one person from a BAME background holding a senior production role across all Sky commissioned shows. One area that continues to be a focus is writing talent, after the data revealed…

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CIPR to support Women & BAME in Communications Conferences

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is proud to support the Women in Communications and BAME in Communications Conferences taking place on 9 and 10 April, respectively.  The unique conferences aim to provide current and future leaders with the skills and understanding to confront issues of representation.  According to the CIPR’s State of the Profession research, two-thirds of the public relations industry is comprised of women, but the number of women occupying board and director level positions remains stubbornly low. Meanwhile, more PR professionals than ever believe PR campaigns are more effective when…

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Mayor of London vows to tackle ‘injustice’ of pay inequality

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has stepped up his fight against pay inequality in the capital by publishing for the first time ever comprehensive data on the pay gap affecting Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees for all organisations in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Group, making it among the first employers in the UK to do so. Alongside this data, Sadiq has today revealed how he plans to tackle the ethnic pay gap across the organisations under his control – and called on other businesses and public…

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The Dots launch new campaign to celebrate BAME Creatives

The Dots, the creative network, founded by Pip Jamieson in 2014, have asked 11 of their creative heroes to each nominate 10 leading black change makers and creators who are shaping the current climate with raw talent, big ideas and crazy hard work. There is still a huge disparity of BAME individuals in the creative industry. Currently only 13% of the creative industry workforce identify as coming from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. In addition, only 8% of senior positions have BAME representation. Spotlighting this subject is as important as…

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Lyca Group to raise vital funds and awareness for Alzheimers amongst BAME communities

Lyca Group has pledged to donate £100,000 to Alzheimer’s Research UK to kick-off a year-long charity partnership and to raise awareness of dementia among black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Lyca Group is a British multinational corporation delivering high-quality, low-cost products and services, including flagship business Lycamobile, to communities around the world across Telecommunications, Entertainment, Travel, Healthcare, Media, Technology, Financial Services, Marketing and Hospitality. The initial £100,000 donation will be used to fund groundbreaking dementia research being led from University College London (UCL) and over the next 12 months,…

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