EDI Statement

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

Our pledge to the B4 community and beyond is to harness every occasion to its fullest potential and attract a wide-ranging collaboration of speakers, other guests and of course members at our events.

We are actively encouraging all, particularly anyone wanting to help us to engage and support, businesses or colleagues that may be of a view that they are underrepresented at our events and/or across our member network, to get in touch by emailing richard@b4-business.com. Let’s have a meaningful conversation and take the right proactive positive action together.

As a business, we are fully committed to:

  • Continuously advancing our approach to connect with a diverse network, ensuring everyone is treated no less favourably and uniqueness is respected
  • Monitoring our actions and holding ourselves to account so we can maximise every opportunity to diligently work toward high standards of practice that exude dignity, equality and inclusivity
  • Demonstrating this commitment is engrained in all we do when:
    • selecting and working with guest speakers
    • responding to any interest to be a B4 member
    • ensuring that our community members embrace our expectations that we work together as one and value our culture in a way where discrimination holds no place whatsoever.
  • Embracing any adjustments to be made for speakers or members to be included with regard to their diverse needs (i.e. ensure accessibility for those members or speakers who are disabled), making reasonable adjustments wherever possible to provide a safe environment for our networking events.
  • Ensuring diversity and inclusivity in the workplace, our events, communications and any recruitment processes we hold.
  • Promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all members or speakers are recognised and valued.
  • Create a workplace free of bullying, harassment, victimisation, and discrimination.
  • Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and discrimination by employees, members, speakers, suppliers, visitors, the public, and others during B4’s work activities and any events.

B4 is proud to recognise and celebrate each guest speaker’s unique and diverse qualities. We have the privilege to work alongside and promote their expansive knowledge, experience, and insights from their respective specialist fields.