Reach Network (race, ethnicity and cultural heritage)

The Mills & Reeve Reach network supports Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff, raises awareness of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic issues and is a platform for wider understanding and promotion of diversity and equality issues.

Diversity and equality is core part of our strategy and how we would like to be defined at Mills & Reeve. The Reach network is open to anyone at the firm that wants to support the aims and objectives of the group.

Our aims

We aim to give an opportunity for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and allies to talk about their experiences and common interests in a safe environment, represent the network across all aspects of the firm, and share best practice across our organisation.

The network is at the heart of our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and works on all aspects of the firm, from how we recruit our staff to how we work with our clients. We work with a variety of communities and organisations to identify inequalities in the business and encourage the recruitment and retention of talented Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic employees.

For more information contact Natasha Broomfield-Reid our Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager or watch our launch video below.

Our achievements

  • YouTube video: What is white privilege? - this video explores how white privilege plays out in society and has recieved over 1.3k views.
  • Internal ally document - providing guidance for colleagues on how to be supportive and effective allies.
  • Reverse mentoring - we have recently began trialling a reverse mentoring scheme.
  • Panel event – Let’s Talk about Race and Intersectionality (2019)
  • Internal panel event – Let’s Talk about Race (2020)
  • Religious spotlight: Diwali - find out how and why our Sikh and Hindu colleagues celebrate Diwali.

We are signed up to the Race at Work charter.

The launch of the Mills & Reeve BAME and Allies Network
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