We recognise the importance of the welfare of our people which includes employees, agents, contractors and suppliers. People are key to our success, and our aim is to attract and develop talented individuals, ensuring we provide an environment where they can thrive. We encourage creativity throughout our business and welcome new ideas and perspectives from our people, business partners, customers and community. We understand fully the benefits of a diverse workforce and recognise, celebrate and promote diversity and inclusion across our company. We invest in the development and wellbeing of our people, providing training and development opportunities, encouraging our employees to reach their full potential. Our people operate with integrity in line with our values and are supportive of colleagues across the business.
Looking after the well-being of our employees is a key priority for our Board and leadership team. We are committed to supporting employees through a range of wellbeing initiatives and benefits, including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aider training, access to private medical insurance and family friendly policies.
Employee Development and Growth
We are committed to supporting our employees to grow and develop, and to reach their full potential. We provide access to a range of training and development programmes, including support with professional qualifications, coaching, mentoring and a focus on continuous learning. We undertake succession planning to identify talent for future progression.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that every person in the Company has a part to play in contributing to the success of the business and we understand fully the benefits of a diverse workforce. Diversity is considered when making appointments at all levels and we develop female talent across the business. We promote equality in relation to race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability and nationality amongst our employees. Diversity and inclusion is supported by our anti-harassment and bulling policy
We continue to support a number of initiatives which aim to increase diversity within the property industry, including being a signatory to the RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark, a member of the Employers’ Network for Equality and Inclusion (“ENEI”), a member of Real Estate Balance and a sponsor of the Reading Real Estate Foundation. We have continued our support for the Young Westminster and Young Camden Foundations by helping to fund their Brighter Futures Fund and Heads Up Mental Health Fund respectively. Shaftesbury Capital is a corporate member of the British Property Federation (“BPF”) and supports the BPF Futures programme. In addition, Shaftesbury Capital is a member of the BPF Diversity and Inclusion Champions network. A number of employees are involved with the Urban Land Institute (“ULI”) and the ULI Next and Young Leaders Programmes.
We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and respect the human rights of our employees through providing equal opportunity for all our employees and potential employees regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age, race, disability, marital status, religion, ethnicity, and nationality.