Taylor Bennett Foundation
Taylor Bennett is committed to equal opportunities at work. Our mandate is quite simply to find the best person for a job. We oppose discrimination on grounds of age, gender, sexuality, disability, religious belief, race or ethnicity.
In public relations and corporate communications, people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented. One reason for this is that talented BAME people are rarely encouraged to consider working in this field or provided with the skills and knowledge to do so.
We set up the Taylor Bennett Foundation in 2008, a unique 10-week programme for BAME graduates to encourage them to make a career in communications. All Taylor Bennett employees contribute time to the Foundation, including mentoring, discipline specific training sessions and logistics, and are assessed on their contribution each year.
Taylor Bennett won the 2012 Business in the Community Race for Opportunity Collaboration and Partnership Award for its establishment and continued development of the Taylor Bennett Foundation. The programme won a Dragon Award for Social Inclusion, a prize conferred by the Corporation of the City of London. In 2015, the Taylor Bennett Foundation received a special recognition award at the PR Internships Awards, held by PR Week.
The founder of the Taylor Bennet Foundation, Heather McGregor was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to business especially employment skills and diversity in the workplace.