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Burges Salmon named a Times Top 50 Employer for Gender Equality for third year in a row

Posted: 4th July 2023

Experts at Business in the Community have once again recognised Burges Salmon for its efforts in working towards gender equality

Burges Salmon has been named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2023 (previously named ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women’), which marks the third year in a row that the firm has secured a place in this important listing.

Run by Business in the Community (BITC), The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality is the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established listing of employers that are taking action towards workplace gender equality.  These employers are deemed to be making gender equality part of their business strategy at all levels and inclusion in the list recognises progress and examples of best practices, impact, innovation, and individual achievement.

This year’s list is profiled in the printed edition of The Times on Thursday 29 June and also in a digital supplement hosted on The Times website, as well as the BITC website.

Chris Seaton, Senior Partner at Burges Salmon and Chair of the firm’s Gender Taskforce, says: “This excellent recognition for the third year in a row continues to reflect the fantastic work being delivered by our Gender Taskforce and also our people-led network for gender balance, BBalanced.

“Whilst we recognise that this is a work in progress and a long journey, it’s great to be one of the organisations that have been recognised for shifting the dial in relation to gender equality.  We are especially proud of three particular activities that stood out as highlights in our submission this year, which are our coaching programme for those on parental leave, our collaboration with male mental health charity Talk Club and the work we have been delivering to support female promotions across the business.”

Gender equality is of paramount importance to Burges Salmon’s firm-wide strategy and in 2020, the firm established its Gender Action Plan which was developed following consultation with our people and is being driven by the firm’s senior leadership team.  This underpins the firm’s commitment to ensuring its female colleagues can see demonstrable evidence of a clear route to senior roles within the business, equality in terms of pay and recognition, and a strong support network within the firm to help facilitate this.

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