Published 8th September 2020
We are so excited to announce that Thrive Law has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion category.
At Thrive diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do. We are truly diverse and flexible. Our people, our culture and our shared values make us who we are. This is was makes sets us apart and makes Thrive a unique Law Firm. At Thrive we believe that everyone should be enabled to ‘Thrive in the workplace’ and we work with employers every day to ensure they understand their employees from their wellbeing needs to specific disabilities or protected characteristics (race, gender or sexuality). As a firm, we promote workplace equality by empowering others with the knowledge on how to achieve an inclusive and diverse workplace and by practising what we preach.
We actively campaign to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and D&I issues. We understand that for employers there is so much on the agenda that equality, wellbeing and inclusivity can be pushed to the bottom of the list, especially during a recession and global pandemic. But now more than ever these issues should be at the top of the business agenda. Our aim is to ensure equality stays at the top of the agenda. We will continue to be proactive in our approach to D&I and encourage other businesses to do the same.
During the lockdown, we innovated and Thrive Wellbeing was born. We saw how people we feeling isolated, struggling to work remotely or being furlough and came up with a solution to support wellbeing and to reconnect teams when it comes to mental health at work.
We showed our unwavering support by providing a free BLM advice line, for those people who had suffered racial discrimination at work.
We are the co-founders of the not for profit She has no limits virtual summit, supporting women in business, whom we know have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.
As a business, we are always looking for ways to engage and empower even more people and raise awareness of these important issues whilst constantly evolving and learning ourselves.
After all, people are the key to every successful business.
Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis said: “Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted. There are more than 9,000 firms and 190,000 solicitors in England and Wales, so to be shortlisted for a Law Society Excellence Award is to be recognised as being among the very best of the best.
“The justice system was already under immense pressure prior to Covid-19 and the situation has been exacerbated by the pandemic, making the incredible work that is being done by solicitors across the country day-in day-out to support their clients more vital than ever.”
Winners will be announced in a series of online ceremonies from 13-15 October.