22 March 2021

Burges Salmon reveals today that 98 per cent of its people recognise its open and inclusive culture according to the results of the firm’s 2021 People Survey. The announcement comes as the firm launches its new diversity and inclusion (D&I) campaign, ‘The Power of Inclusion’, to highlight its commitment to developing its inclusive culture, where people are encouraged and feel able to be themselves at work.

The month-long campaign sees legal and business services professionals from across the firm speaking about their experiences of working at Burges Salmon, the strategic importance placed on D&I and social mobility at the firm and its people-led D&I networks. The campaign launches across the Burges Salmon website and its Twitter and LinkedIn accounts – as well as being celebrated internally – with ‘The Power of Inclusion’ video revealed today set to be the highlight.

Trainee solicitor Ebony Ezekwesili and operations manager Audrey Cowan have been part of the campaign. On the firm’s D&I agenda, Ebony – who is a member of the firm’s BAME network, BCultured – says: “I have had the opportunity to attend a wide range of exciting events hosted by the firm’s D&I networks. These have included an International Women’s Day event hosted by our gender balance network, BBalanced, and a Rocky Horror Picture Show virtual screening hosted by our LGBTQ+ network, BProud.”

Audrey adds: “I quickly realised that everyone is accepted here and everyone is valued. This gave me the confidence to be the true version of me.”

The firm’s People Survey is an integral part of Burges Salmon’s commitment to establishing an inclusive workplace through regular engagement with its people and measuring its success against their feedback on issues such as career progression and opportunities to be involved in great work, feeling valued, managerial support and reward and remuneration.

Burges Salmon partner Liz Dunn, who is a member of the firm’s strategic board and chairs its Diversity and Inclusion Group, comments: “Having a diverse and inclusive workplace culture is not a ‘nice to have’ anymore; it has to be at the heart of any people business, so we take that responsibility very seriously. It’s fantastic that 98 per cent of our people responded to affirm our open and inclusive culture in our 2021 People Survey, but there is always more work to be done to ensure our firm continues to empower all of its people to thrive and achieve their potential.”

Watch The Power of Inclusion video below:

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