The Age, Gender and Race Equality Responsible Business Awards

The 2020 Responsible Business Champions have demonstrated their full commitment to the responsible business agenda during times of extreme and testing change. Each Champion exemplifies best practice that can motivate and inspire others. Their work is more important than ever as businesses adjust to the new normal and work to build back responsibly.

Business logo with Responsible Business Champions in text to the right side

Age Friendly Employer Responsible
Business Champions 2020

Recognising businesses that are demonstrating a strong commitment to an aging workforce.

Gender Equality Responsible
Business Champions 2020

Recognising a business from The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2020 list that is enabling women to reach their full potential in the workforce.

Race Equality Responsible
Business Champions 2020

Recognising businesses with inclusive workplaces that reflect the rich diversity of talent in the UK. 

List of Business in the Community Members


Jeremy Darroch, CEO, Sky and President, Business in the Community


Updated: September 2020
Abellio GroupFCO ServicesNRS Healthcare
AccentureFederated HermesOffice for National Statistics
ACT TrainingFinancial Services Compensation SchemeOliver Wyman
Addo Food GroupFinning Group (UK)Oracle Corporation UK
ADI GroupFirst Mile LimitedOrbit Group Ltd
AF Blakemore & Son LtdFitch GroupParagon Banking Group
Aldi UK & IrelandFordPennon Group
Allianz (UK)Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerPepsiCo UK and Ireland
Alun Griffiths Contractors LtdFujitsuPertemps Ltd
AmeyFutures Housing GroupPhilip Morris International
Anglian Water GroupGeneral Medical CouncilPhoenix Group
Anglo AmericanGilbert-Ash LimitedPIMCO Europe
Anthesis Consulting Group plcGlasgow Caledonian UniversityPinsent Masons LLP
ArupGlenmorangie CompanyPost Office
ASDA Stores LtdGoldman Sachs InternationalPremier Oil
Associated British FoodsGooglePrincipality Building Society
Association of Accounting TechniciansGower CollegeProject One Consulting Limited
AssurantGowling WLG (Wragge)Prowrap Group - Wrapex Ltd / Procare UK Ltd
Avara FoodsGrant ThorntonPublic Health England
AVIVA PLCGreater London AuthorityPunter Southall Aspire
AXAGresham Technologies plcReckitt Benckiser
AXIS Capital HoldingsGreys Matter LtdReward Gateway
Baillie Gifford & CoGround ControlRHA Wales
Bain & CompanyGuest MotorsRicardo
Baker McKenzieGympassRicoh UK
Bank of America Merrill LynchGymshark LimitedRobertson Group
Bank of EnglandHachette UKRolls-Royce
BarclaysHALO Urban RegenerationRoyal London Group
Baringa PartnersHarperCollins PublishersROYAL MAIL GROUP LIMITED
BASF plcHeathrow Airport LimitedRSM
BBCHenry Boot plcSage plc
Beaverbrooks the JewellersHiggs & Sons
Bentley Motors LimitedHigh Speed 2 LimitedSamworth Brothers (Holdings)
Bettys & Taylors Group LtdHiscox UKSantander UK
BigChangeHogan Lovells International LLPScottish Qualifications Authority
Bird & Bird LLPHome Instead Senior CareScottish Water
BloombergHomeserve PLCSecure Trust Bank
Bluestone National Park ResortHSB Engineering InsuranceSecuriGroup
BNP ParibasHSBC BankSedgwick
Bowmer & KirklandIBM UKSevern Trent
BPIceland Foods Ltd.Shakespeare Martineau LLP
Brewin Dolphin HoldingsICF NextShell UK
Bristol International AirportInterContinental Hotels GroupShoosmiths LLP
British American TobaccoInterfaceSHS Group Ltd
British LandIrwin MitchellSiemens PLC
Broadridge Financial Solutions LtdISS UKSky
Brother Industries UK (Wales)J SainsburySociete Generale
BTJ. Murphy & Sons LimitedSodexo
BupaJacobsSouth Wales Police
Burberry GroupJaguar Land RoverSouthern Water
Burger KingJC DecauxSport England
Burges SalmonJehu GroupSport England
CalMac Ferries LtdJohn Lewis Partnership/WaitroseSt James's Place
Calor Gas LtdJoseph Rowntree FoundationSt Modwen Properties
CapgeminiJTIStandard Life Aberdeen
Capita GroupKeenan Recycling LtdStantec
Capital OneKingspan GroupSymphony Environmental Technologies plc
Capsticks SolicitorsKnight FrankTalkTalk Telecom Group plc
Cardiff and Vale CollegeKPMGTAQA Bratani Limited
Cardiff Business SchoolL&Q GroupTarget Group
Castell Howell FoodsLandmarc Support Services LimitedTate
Central England Co-operativeLeeds Building SocietyTESCO PLC
CentricaLeeds City CouncilThales Group
Cereal Partners UKLegal & General Group PlcThames Water
CHEPLexisNexis Risk SolutionsThe Co-operative
Chevron U.K. LtdLinc-Cymru Housing AssociationThe Crown Estate
CiscoLincolnshire Co-operativeThe Eden Project
CITIZEN HousingLinkedInThe Football Association (FA)
City & Guilds GroupLinklatersThe Go-Ahead Group
CityFibreLiverpool John Moores UniversityThe Go-Ahead Group
Cleone FoodsLivin Housing LtdThe Midcounties Co-operative
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLPLloyds Banking GroupThe Scottish Salmon Company Ltd
CNOOC InternationalLloyd's of LondonThe Southern Co-op
ColasLondon Borough of Barking and DagenhamThe University of Birmingham
Coleg y CymoeddLondon North Eastern RailwayTideway
Columbia Threadneedle InvestmentsLondon Stock ExchangeTimpson Ltd
COOLEYLongevity PartnersTLT LLP
Costain GroupLVToyota (GB) plc
Covéa InsuranceManchester Airports GroupToyota Motor Manufacturing (UK)
Coventry & Warwickshire ChampionsManchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and LawTransport for the West Midlands
Coventry Building SocietyMarks & SpencerTransUnion
Credit SuisseMarshTrivallis Ltd
Crown Estate ScotlandMayborn GroupTSB Bank plc
Crown Workspace LimitedMcCann WorldgroupUBS
Custerian LimitedMcKinseyUK Power Networks
DAC Beachcroft LLPMedline International BVUnilever
Danbro LtdMeggittUnipart Group
De Montfort UniversityMercer LimitedUnite Students
Deloitte LLPMerlin Entertainments GroupUnited Utilities
Department for TransportMichael Page InternationalUniversity of Huddersfield Business School
Derwent LondonMinistry of Defence PoliceUniversity of Hull, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
Development Bank of WalesMinistry of JusticeUniversity of Manchester
DiageoMonmouthshire Building SocietyUniversity of Warwick
Direct Line GroupMorgan StanleyUnum
Dixons CarphoneMSS GroupUPS Ltd
Dolmans SolicitorsMVF GlobalV12 Retail Finance
Drax Group PLCMWH Treatment LtdVeolia
DWF LLPNational Crime AgencyVerizon UK Limited
Dwr Cymru Welsh WaterNational GridVertex
E G Lewis HoldingsNational WindscreensVia East Midlands
East Midlands RailwayNationwideVictrex plc
EBRDNATSVirgin Money
EcoActNatWest GroupWales & West Utilities Limited
EDF EnergyNestle Holdings UKWalgreens Boots Alliance
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution LtdNetwork Recruitment Wales LtdWalt Disney Company
Educ8 TrainingNewcastle Business SchoolWarburtons
Efficiency North Holdings LtdNexbaWatts Truck & Van
Electricity North West LtdNext PLCWesleyan Assurance Society
EMCOR (UK)NFU Mutual Insurance CoWestfield Europe
Emerald Group PublishingNike (UK)Westmorland
Encircnmcn PLCWhitby Seafoods Ltd
Enterprise Rent-A-CarNominetWildHearts
EquinixNorthern Gas NetworksWJ Group
Essentra PLCNorthumbrian Water GroupWm. Morrison Supermarkets PLC
European Metal RecyclingNorton Rose FulbrightWPP Group
Eurovia UK LtdNottingham Trent UniversityWright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP
Eversheds SutherlandNottingham University Business SchoolXPS Pensions Group
EYNovus Property SolutionsYorkshire Building Society
Facebook IncNPTC Group of CollegesZimmer Biomet UK

Jig Ramji

Jig Ramji smiles

Jig Ramji

Group Head of Talent, London Stock Exchange

Race Equality Leadership Team

Jig Ramji has worked in global leadership roles across human resources and human capital consulting.  He has lived and worked in the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. His is a specialist in organisation transformation, talent management and leadership.

Jig is the Group Head of Talent at the London Stock Exchange Group. He serves as a non-executive director on the boards of the UK chapter of the International Coaching Federation and Roffey Park Institute

He is Incredibly passionate about increasing representation in the workplace and within senior leadership positions. He spends a large amount of time coaching clients from diverse backgrounds. Especially those who are looking to accelerate their careers into senior leadership and c-suite roles. 

Jig has written and contributed to articles, podcasts and thought leadership on the lack of progress in the UK for wider representation in the workplace.

He lives in Surrey with his wife and two children. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and spending time gardening with his children.

Wolfgang Seidl

Wolfgang Seidl in a shirt and suit jacket

Wolfgang Seidl

Leader Workplace Health Consulting UK and Europe,
Mercer Marsh Benefits

Wellbeing Leadership Team

Wolfgang Seidl leads Workplace Health Consulting for UK and Europe for Mercer Marsh Benefits, advising companies on health and wellbeing strategy, integrated models of healthcare, absence management and proactive interventions.

He is a member of the global health management team, founded the European health and wellbeing network, and advises a blue-chip companies on health and wellbeing strategy and implementation.

Before joining Mercer in 2010, Wolfgang was Executive Director of the Validium Group and Director for consultancy, sales and clinical programmes at Accor Services. Prior to that he worked in primary and secondary care and in academia.

He is a member of national and international research organisations, and a regular speaker at professional conferences in US and Europe.

Wolfgang is a doctor of medicine, holds a master’s degree in psychiatry, philosophy and society, and is a BACP-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. He is an internationally recognised expert in the field of quality enhancement measures in workplace health and the business impact of health management in terms of return-of-investment models.

Wolfgang has many years of experience in running employee assistance programmes. He is a board director of the Employee Assistance Research Foundation (EARF, St Louis, Missouri) and a visiting university professor in applied psychology.

About Business in the Community’s Wellbeing Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement that is committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues with a particular focus on mental health; driving collective action through evidence-based, practical solutions.

Find out more about BITC’s work on wellbeing

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow

Richard Brophy

Richard Brophy

Richard Brophy

Head of Social Purpose and Sustainability,
Yorkshire Building Society

Yorkshire and Humber Leadership Board

Richard Brophy leads the social purpose and sustainability team at the Yorkshire Building Society (YBS).

Richard joined Business in the Community’s Yorkshire and Humber leadership board to help ensure YBS is across the range of issues affecting the community. This collaboration with business and civil society will help to ensure an effective response.

Richard’s industry experience includes advancing the responsible business agenda in sectors including technology, retail, infrastructure and professional services.
Notable achievements include:

  • helping to establish the business and human rights practice at a global law firm,
  • advising companies in a range of sectors on how they should respond to expectations of enhanced corporate accountability.

At the human rights charity the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Richard worked with leaders from non-governmental organisations, social enterprise and business. He worked on developing responses to global challenges ranging from modern slavery to an ageing society.

In a voluntary capacity, Richard was a founder of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability. This institute seeks to systematise the role of corporate sustainability practitioners.

He is a director of TechforTrade, which explores the role of pioneering technologies such as 3D printing in international development. He is also a director at Media Defence, a charity that provides legal support to journalists around the world whose freedom of speech is being threatened.

Richard holds a Masters in International Economic Law, Justice and Development from Birkbeck, University of London. More recent academic interests include exploring the social justice implications of frontier technologies such as artificial intelligence.

He lives in York with his partner, Sarah, a teacher, and his son Samuel, a chorister at York Minster.

Build Back Responsibly

Join us to make lasting change

The time is now for businesses to seize the opportunity and #BuildBackResponsibly. We set out new priorities for how business can deliver the change that is needed for the society and planet. Work with us and make a difference.

BITC is going live with the Build Back Responsibly priorities, to coincide with this year’s UNGA week, with a fantastic, cross-sector business panel 2-3 pm (BST) on 21 September.

Get involved with Build Back Responsibly

Watch this video as we lay bare the global environmental and social challenges we face, and how time is running out to address these issues.

Jane Durkin

Jane Durkin

Jane Durkin

Assistant Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
General Medical Council

North West Leadership Board

Jane Durkin is Assistant Director for Corporate Social Responsibility at the General Medical Council (GMC). Jane took this role in May 2020 to lead the GMC’s work to enhance its approach to responsible business.

Jane has been with the GMC since 2008 and was previously responsible for its registration functions. These include the GMC’s contact centre and teams handling more than 20,000 applications for registration each year. She was also responsible for the GMC’s examinations for overseas doctors seeking registration in the UK. The tests make sure doctors who qualify overseas have the right knowledge and skills to practise medicine in the UK. Exams consist of a knowledge test held in 13 countries around the world and a comprehensive skills test at the GMC’s specialist test centre in Manchester. 

Prior to joining the GMC, Jane was Assistant Information Commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office in Wilmslow.

Jane is delighted to be on Business in the Community’s North West Advisory Board. She is looking forward to progressing an ambitious agenda for the region and is enthusiastic about combining her passion for responsible business and the North West.

The Times Top 50 Employers for Women

Inclusion in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women list celebrates outstanding progress and examples of best practice, impact, innovation, and individual achievement. These employers make gender equality part of their business strategy at all levels.


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The Times Top 50 Employers for Women logo 2020. Cyan blue font on a white background with the BITC logo.
Allen & OveryFinancial Conduct AuthorityPageGroup
AtosFujitsuPepsiCo UK and Ireland
AVIVA PLCGlaxoSmithKlinePinsent Masons LLP
BarclaysHachette UKPwC
British ArmyHogan Lovells International LLPRoyal Mail Group
Capgemini UKIrwin MitchellRoyal Navy
CentricaITVSantander UK
CMS Cameron McKenna
Olswang LLP
Costain GroupLinklatersShell UK
Credit SuisseLloyds Banking GroupSimmons & Simmons
Deloitte LLPMarks & SpencerSky plc
Department for Work & PensionsMcKinseySodexo
Deutsche Bank AG LondonMercer LimitedSurrey Police and
Sussex Police
DWF LLPMorgan Stanley InternationalVodafone
Enterprise Rent-A-CarNational Assembly for WalesWillmott Dixon
Eversheds SutherlandNatWest Group

Learn more about the Business in the Community campaign for gender equality


Anouska Ramsay

Anouska Ramsay smiling at camera

Anouska Ramsay

Director of Culture and Capability

Santander UK
Gender Equality Leadership Team

Anouska Ramsay is the Director of Culture and Capability for Santander UK, responsible for the people experience agenda across talent, culture, learning, leadership, resourcing and skills. Anouska is passionate about developing and implementing creative strategies to attract, develop and retain diverse talent and skills and building an inclusive culture where all colleagues can learn, grow, and succeed while being themselves.

As a diversity leader, Anouska is increasing the focus and leadership accountability on inclusion with several innovations to build an inclusive environment, reinforcing the belief that we all have a role to play in creating a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

With the team at Santander she is shaping a culture that promotes everyday inclusion – the behaviours that we can demonstrate every day to make everybody feel respected, valued and able to contribute. This has been recognised with Santander being a Top 50 Employer for Women, Top 20 Social Mobility Index Organisation, Top Ten Employer in the British LGBT Awards and receiving the Top Employer certification by the Top Employers Institute.

Based on cutting-edge research in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC), Anouska is working on how to overcome the uncovered societal and organisational biases that exist among men and women with caring responsibilities and how these can impact women’s career progression.

Prior to joining Santander, Anouska worked for Capgemini for over 12 years in a number of roles, the most recent being VP for Talent.

About Business in the Community’s Gender Equality Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Gender Equality Leadership Team is to help ensure that women can achieve their full potential at work.

Find out more about BITC’s work on gender.

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow