Henry Howard Finance Group has been accredited by Stonewall as an employer actively working to promote inclusivity in the workplace.
The independent finance provider is now a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme as a company committed to the integration of diversity and inclusion across all areas of the organisation.
Anne Williams, COO at Henry Howard Finance, said: “Our company already has a near 50/50 split in gender across all staff, from office-based right through to senior management, so this accreditation was a logical progression for us in securing true equality for our workforce.
“We are absolutely delighted to have been accepted and recognised by Stonewall as an employer which operates in the interest of each and every one of our highly valued employees, at all times.”
Stonewall aims to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in Wales.
The registered charity currently works with over 750 of the world’s leading organisations to understand their objectives and provide further guidance to support them on the path towards workplace diversity.
HHF’s place on its Champions Programme will further deepen the company’s commitment to workplace diversity across all levels of the business through the implementation of assessments, actions plans, seminar attendance and more.
Anne said: “HHF absolutely agrees with Stonewall when it says people perform better when they are able to be themselves and believes that every one of our employees has the right to feel free in doing so, including during office hours.”
Established in 1996, Henry Howard Finance now has over 140 staff and has supported more than 30,000 businesses to date secure the asset, vendor or retail finance they need to move forward and grow.