Pubs celebrate National Inclusion Week

Businesses from across the brewing and pub industry will be showcasing what inclusion means.

Businesses from across the brewing and pub industry will be showcasing what inclusion means to their teams this week, as part of National Inclusion Week.

Designed to celebrate inclusion and encourage action to create inclusive workplaces, the week takes place from 26 September to 2 October and will see everyone from publicans to brewery operation managers sharing their experiences of inclusion in the brewing and pub sector.  

The celebration comes just three months after the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) launched its #OpenToAll Charter - a sector-wide commitment to help businesses embrace inclusion and celebrate diversity across all of their sites.  

“I am proud to offer a welcoming and safe venue for everyone at The Unicorn Inn, and inclusion to me means being respected for who I am," says Tracey Bowen, who runs The Unicorn Inn, a Star Pubs & Bars venue in Hanley. 

The week will also see a diversity and inclusion toolkit for BBPA members being made available, created in collaboration with diversity consultants Inclusive Employers.

“The opportunities that exist within brewing and pub businesses are diverse and so it is right that those businesses also have a diverse and talented workforce," says Emma McClarkin, CEO of the BBPA. "We recognise how an inclusive workforce ensures people can thrive and be their very best selves at work. 

“Our members are not only embracing inclusion but championing it throughout their businesses and we want to showcase that, so everyone feels welcome in our industry not only as a team member but as customers as well.” 

For more information visit the BBPA website or watch the videos throughout the week on the organisation’s Twitter

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