Media Hub

Congratulations on becoming a Signatory of the Tech Talent Charter and joining an important and growing movement. 

ANNOUNCING YOUR COMPANY AS A SIGNATORY


Example blog posts from other companies about signing up to the TTC

Looking for inspiration? Below are some examples of blogs and/or posts shared by companies when they became a Signatory:

Once we receive your company's Senior Signatory statement we will use this and your company logo to create a LinkedIn post tagging your company and Senior Signatory. Whatever you decide to do, please tag the TTC or send a link to hello@techtalentcharter.co.uk so that we can highlight this again through our social channels.

Statements and TTC quotes for your website and press release

You don't need our approval for your announcement about joining the Charter.  It’s valuable for us to see press releases for information and so we can help promote through our LinkedIn and Twitter channels so please email us, but we don’t expect to sign them off. We do however need to sign off on any additional quotes from our board directors or if you would like to reference the support of the DCMS. We also ask that you include links back to our website and social channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube) where possible.

Please feel free to use the approved  statements and quotes:

What is the Tech Talent Charter?

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is a non-profit organisation leading a movement to address inequality in the UK tech sector and drive inclusion and diversity in a practical and uniquely measurable way.  The TTC's ultimate goal is that the UK tech sector becomes truly inclusive and a reflection of the society which it represents.  There are now over 650 UK employers of tech involved with the TTC and working together to drive change.

Signatories of the TTC make a number of pledges in relation to their approach to the recruitment, promotion and retention of a diverse workforce. Although it is very much an employer-led initiative, the TTC is supported by the UK Government's Digital Strategy.

TTC CEO Debbie Forster:

''The importance of greater inclusion and diversity in tech is, thankfully, no longer up for debate. Sectors and organisations now need to work together to shift the dial – and this will happen a lot quicker if we pool our successes, failures, ideas and learn from them to bring about real structural change.

In our inaugural report we stressed the importance of collaboration. One single company can’t do it alone, which is why we’re asking organisations to sign up to the Tech Talent Charter and join the movement (now over 650 Signatories).  Companies can also access our TTC Toolkit, including our Open Playbook and our Diversity in Tech Report designed to help organisations improve their inclusion and diversity''.

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - Nicky Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Cotes:

“The Charter is a fantastic initiative which is working hard to promote diversity in the tech workforce, and I am proud that my department has given it our backing.

Thank you to all of you who have signed up, and those of you who haven’t, please make it one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get signing.

Greater diversity is all about making sure the incredible benefits of technology are spread more widely and more fairly and that is what I wanted to talk about today."

Who can I speak to about general marketing non-PR enquiries?

Please contact Anna Hannis at hello@techtalentcharter.co.uk

Can I contact media directly?

We would love for you to support us in contacting media and you are free to make press announcements about joining the TTC.  If you have strong contacts with your own vertical trade media, or any other media for that matter, then we would love you to approach them and tell them about the work you are doing with us. It would be helpful if you keep us aware of this activity  and where possible, we will support this.  You can liaise with us on this via hello@techtalentcharter.co.uk

Please let us know about any coverage you generate or feedback you receive. It’s helpful for us to know the overall media reach. Our press office can also support on any media content you are creating.

SOCIAL MEDIA


Social media information

First things first, please follow us on social media and share, retweet and like our activity. We would love for you to shout about the TTC and the work we are doing together on social media. Below we have listed some suggested tweets and a LinkedIn post for your convenience, but feel free to draft your own. Please always use our tag @techcharteruk  (so we can retweet), and include the links to our active channels listed below.

Website
Twitter @techcharterUK
LinkedIn

Suggested Tweets:

Proud to be a Signatory of @techcharterUK to drive diversity, inclusion and innovation in UK tech #techtalentcharter https://techtalentcharter.co.uk/

 

Thrilled to announce we’re now a Signatory of the #techtalentcharter @techcharterUK and have committed to increase inclusion and diversity in tech in a practical and uniquely measurable way

 

We’re a proud Signatory of the #techtalentcharter. Want to help drive greater inclusion and diversity in tech? Join us and hundreds of other companies. Find out more here: https://techtalentcharter.co.uk/

Suggested LinkedIn/Facebook Posts:

As part of our ongoing commitment to a diverse workforce, we’re very proud to announce that we are now a Signatory of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC). The TTC is an employer-led initiative to encourage greater inclusion and diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, and is supported by the UK Digital Strategy. Signatories of the charter make a number of pledges in relation to their approach to recruitment and retention. You can find out more information here: https://techtalentcharter.co.uk/

Looking for inspiration? Below are some examples of blogs and/or posts shared by companies when they became a Signatory:

Once we receive your company's Senior Signatory statement we will use this and your company logo to create a LinkedIn post tagging your company. Whatever you decide to do, please tag the TTC or send a link to hello@techtalentcharter.co.uk so that we can highlight this again through our channels.

Supporting imagery

We have created some visual ‘badges’ which will let your social media followers know you are part of the TTC and are a champion for greater inclusion and diversity within the UK technology industry.

TTC Signatory organisations are  encouraged to use the TTC logo and/or the TTC Signatory logo to promote the fact that they are Signatories via:

  • Company footers in emails or print stationery
  • Company websites
  • Social media
  • Meetings or events in presentation decks or banners
  • In your annual reports or inclusion and diversity publications (e.g. gender and ethnicity pay reports and action plans)

Our TTC 'Signatory' logo:

  • A vector image can be found here.
  • A png image can be found here.

Our TTC brand logo:

  • A vector image can be found here.
  • A png image can be found here

Please also take a look at our logo guidelines.

Other links:

Click here to download a zipped folder of other supporting images to share and use in your comms.

MARKETING SUPPORT


Email signature

We all have a network, be it individually or as an organisation. We’d love you to share your involvement with the TTC by updating your email signature, and to make this as easy as possible we’ve prepared one for you!

Download your email signature here.

Share articles, blogs and other content via our social media channels

All of our Signatories have committed to sharing what works and what doesn't as we believe in connecting the dots, not re-inventing the wheel. We’d love to hear what your company is doing to create greater inclusion and diversity in your tech teams so that can highlight this on social channels, add case studies to our Open Playbook and make connections with what other Signatories are doing.

The Open Playbook

We have worked with organisations across the UK to compile our TTC Open Playbook. We are constantly growing and developing this resource. If you know of an intervention, initiative, resource, company case study or have a recommendation that is not listed here please let us know by emailing hello@techtalentcharter.co.uk.

Social 

When your company is promoting what you're doing to drive inclusion and diversity in tech on social media, please tag the TTC or send a link to hello@techtalentcharter.co.uk so that we can highlight this again through our channels.

Talking about the TTC

If your organisation wants to speak about the TTC at an event we’ve prepared some TTC Overview Slides to add to your deck or use as a starting point. We also have an executive summary.

If you’d like the TTC to list your event that has a focus on inclusion and diversity, please send a link to the registration details and we'll add it to our Events page.  If you would like the TTC to help promote your event, please tag the TTC on Twitter or LinkedIn and we will highlight it.

SUBMIT YOUR SENIOR SIGNATORY STATEMENT