Booker launches colleague inclusivity networks

Booker Group has launched Race & Ethnicity and LGBTQ+ networks to support diverse colleagues

Launched during National Inclusion Week, the new networks follow the launch of Women at Booker earlier this year.

Raymond Acquah, area manager and chair of race and ethnicity, said: “The launch of the Race & Ethnicity network is fantastic news. I am really excited about how we can support, inspire and motive our ethnically diverse colleagues so they really can be at their best at Booker. Anyone can be part of the network and I would really encourage everyone to get involved.”

Ian Taylor, distribution director and chair of LGBTQ+, said: “It’s great to be launching our network for all LGBTQ+ colleagues in Booker, representing them and amplifying their voices across the business. I’m proud to help launch something I’m so passionate about and can’t wait to get started. Working with our other networks we can make sure all of our colleagues are supported and feel welcome at Booker. “

Rebecca Mallows, people director at Booker, said: “Colleagues networks are so important and it is fantastic that Raymond and Ian are chairing these groups. I know they will do a fantastic job of connecting, raising awareness and educating colleagues from every part of the business and they will have some fun along the way too! I am really excited to seeing how they grow and the benefits they bring for everyone.”

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