About the Tech Talent Charter

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What is the TTC?

The TTC is a government-supported, industry-led membership group. We bring together 700+ Signatory organisations and equip them with the networks and resources to drive their diversity and inclusion efforts.

Our broad base of Signatories includes companies and industries of all sizes, non-profit organisations, charities, leading UK educators, and government departments.

Who can join the TTC?

The TTC is for organisations of all sizes, from tiny start-ups to large multinationals, spanning all industry sectors. If you employ tech talent or are part of the tech ecosystem and are keen to build a diverse and inclusive talent pipeline, then join us. This includes recruiters, consultants, training providers, charity organisations, and others.

Membership is free due to the generosity of our Principal Partners and our work builds upon the contributions from our Signatories. Together we create solutions, take action, and share best practice.

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Why the TTC?

With widespread disruption, companies must innovate continuously, creating new markets, experiences, products and services. Companies that do not represent their customer base and do not include diverse perspectives, especially in decision-making seats, will be left behind.

Currently, just 19% of UK tech workers are women (Tech Nation)  and only one in ten women are currently taking A-Level computer studies (WISE)

18% of UK IT specialists are individuals from ethnic minorities  yet only 11% of IT directors are from an ethnic minority background (BCS)
 20% of the UK working population has a disability yet only 10% of IT specialists in the UK have a disability (BCS)

With an estimated 870,000 vacancies in digital and tech in the UK, it is clear we are not attracting and including all the available talent. This costs our economy an estimated £63 billion each year.

The TTC was created because solving the diversity problem in tech requires a collective effort across organisations, industries, and sectors. 

There is a strong business case for diversity. A recent report from McKinsey found that the relationship between diversity on executive teams and the likelihood of financial outperformance strengthening over time. CWJobs found that companies that take a proactive approach to DE&I are more likely to perform better, have higher profitability, make better decisions, and have a larger talent pool. 

Our mission is to connect the dots by:

  • facilitating collaboration across organisations and sectors
  • curating insights in our Open Playbook to support companies in improving their D&I strategies across the entire talent pipeline
  • managing a unique D&I Directory to help members connect 
  • producing annual benchmarking data that helps Signatories to measure the diversity profile of their workforce and track progress
  • spotlighting the work of Signatories to improve their employer brand

“While diversity factors alone, like having a diverse leadership team and a gender-balanced workforce, significantly impact the innovation mindset, a culture of equality is the essential multiplier to help your company maximize innovation.”

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Leadership

Ian Andrews

Ian Andrews
Director

Barik Chowdhury

Barik Chowdhury
Director

Rebecca Donnelly

Rebecca Donnelly
Director

Edleen John

Edleen John
Director

Angela Chow

Angela Chow
Director

Leigh Smyth

Leigh Smyth
Director

Debbie Forster

Debbie Forster MBE
CEO

Lexie Papaspyrou

Lexie Papaspyrou
COO

Advisory

Sinead Bunting

Sinead Bunting
Special Advisor

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Andy Givens
Special Advisor

Join 730 organisations and become a TTC Signatory


If you are ready to join us in delivering greater workforce diversity and inclusion, click the button below to join the TTC.

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