BITC Convenes on Race at Work


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66 Queens Square
Bristol BS1 4JP

At a time of rising hate crime, we also know that discrimination in the workplace persists in Britain. This event will discuss the findings of new Business in the Community research and the recommendations for government and employers on how to tackle discrimination at work.


Business in the Community’s race equality campaign has conducted the UK's largest ever workplace survey of race at work with 24,457 responses, focusing closely on why ethnic minorities are under-represented at every level in the workplace and if racial bias has an impact. The University of Manchester has conducted a thematic review of more than 5,000 comments from the Business in the Community Race at Work survey, related to racial harassment and bullying and leadership on equality in the workplace.  This report highlights that employers have experienced incidents of racial harassment and bullying from customers and contractors, as well as from managers and colleagues.

We also took a closer look at responses to the survey from participants in the South West and will share with you the responses to the Race at Work survey by region.

We will share with you the research and recommendations, and then open the conversation up for a round table discussion under Chatham House rules.

Places are limited, to ensure an interactive conversation, so please confirm your attendance to Chelsie Riley at BITC ( as early as possible.