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Solihull headquartered, Secure Trust Bank, has been awarded a Silver TIDE Mark by the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion in recognition of the work it has done on being an inclusive employer. The award follows news earlier in the year that bank had been named a UK Best Workplace for Women by Great Places to Work and had signed up to HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter.

The ENEI TIDE Mark measures an organisation's approach to and progress on ED&I in eight key areas. This is the fourth consecutive year that Secure Trust Bank has completed the evaluation and this year it was one of only 31 companies from the 155 entries to reach a high enough standard to be awarded Silver.

As David McCreadie, Chief Executive Officer for Secure Trust Bank, explains

"It is really pleasing to receive external recognition for the progress we are making towards being an inclusive business where all our people feel respected, can confidently be themselves and fulfil their potential. This year we have made some really great strides with the support of our ED&I Steering and Advisory Groups and our team of volunteer 'Inclusioneers' who I'd like to thank. 

"While I am delighted by the progress made so far, I know that there is more to be done and that is one of the reasons why, this year, we signed up to HM Treasury's Women in Finance Charter.  By doing this, we have made really tangible commitments to driving better gender balance within our organisation."

The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion's (ENEI) announced it's 2022 TIDE awards at its Annual Inclusivity Excellence Awards ceremony, which took place in London on Wednesday 30 November.  TIDE stands for Talent, Inclusion and Diversity Evaluation and measures an organisation's approach and progress on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the following areas:

  • Workforce
  • Strategy and plan
  • Leadership and accountability
  • Recruitment and attraction
  • Training and development
  • Other employment practices
  • Communication and engagement
  • Procurement