Who has banned the box?

So far, 78 employers, including the entire Civil Service, have committed to creating fair employment opportunities for ex-offenders. Join them.

Download our list of Ban the Box employers, with details of why and how each organisation has chosen to ask about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process.

Ban the Box companies

Employers who have banned the box:

  • do not request information about unspent criminal convictions on application forms;

  • examine recruitment policies and practices to identify how positive disclosure of criminal convictions can take place later;

  • register their commitment to offering fair opportunities for ex-offenders to compete for their jobs on this site.


Lynsey Barker

Last month support services firm, Interserve, launched its Opportunities for All campaign, highlighting the ways businesses can provide skills and employment support to those that need it most. 

As part of...

Published: June 2017

After becoming a Ban the Box employer, Ricoh has followed in the footsteps of other Reducing Reoffending through Employment Network members to open a Digital Training...

Published: March 2017

Building on their commitment to Ban the Box, international construction and support services group Interserve is supporting young offenders to gain employment on their release from HMP Brinsford through a Facilities Management Academy.

Published: January 2017
The Clink cookery project at HMP Brixton

In February 2014 Phil Keoghan, Chief Executive of Ricoh, attended a Seeing is Believing visit to HMP Brixton on the invitation of Marco Pagni of Walgreens Alliance Boots, a key client of Ricoh’s. The purpose of the visit was to encourage business leaders to think about what...

Published: December 2015
Department for Work and Pensions

The Civil Service including the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is committed to providing services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity.

Published: July 2015
Categories: Reducing re-offending
Southbank Centre logo

Southbank Centre aims to make art and culture accessible to everyone, regardless of their background. As a result, they have worked to remove the barriers that many face building a career in the arts. Joining Ban the Box was in line with these wider inclusive HR practices....

Published: December 2014
NBC Bird & Pest Solutions logo

 As well as changing their recruitment practices to be more accessible to ex-offenders, NBC Bird and Pest Solutions has found an innovative way of supporting ex-offenders into work while meeting their own business needs. They are embarking on a partnership with HMP Warren...

Published: August 2014
Categories: Reducing re-offending
Interserve logo

Signing up to Ban the Box was a no-brainer for Interserve, whose priority is finding the right people for the job and embracing diversity and difference through its recruitment processes.

Published: June 2014
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer logo

Following many years’ involvement in the Ready for Work programme, Freshfields took the step to Ban the Box. In doing so, they embedded what they’d learnt from their community investment programme to shift how they recruit across their UK business.

Published: April 2014


Key contact

Charlotte Gibb
Campaign and Events Coordinator

T: 020 7566 6611
E: charlotte.gibb@bitc.org.uk


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