Principal and Key Partners
Tech Talent Charter (TTC) is proud to share our Principal Partners. These are organisations that are leading the strategic response to the digital skills crisis, supporting government’s aim to have the UK recognised as a “Science and Tech Superpower by 2030”, and helping to drive diversity and inclusion in the tech ecosystem. Their investment in the TTC ensures that membership can remain free for all of our Signatories.
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Chief Technology & Product Officer at Global
"Our ambition for a thriving tech future can only be realised with a workforce that represents the entire UK population. The Tech Talent Charter demonstrates how collaboration can boost the availability of tech jobs and the diversity of the people in them. I am proud DCMS is a principal partner, encouraging more businesses to work together to ensure digital roles are open to everyone."
The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP
Secretary of State for Department for Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT)
"Global is one of the world’s leading media & entertainment companies, home to the UK’s most loved radio brands, and the largest outdoor portfolio in the country. With technology and engineering at our core we’re driven to be the very best we can be, creating market leading products and services for people to enjoy, and for brands to engage with their audiences.
As we deliver on our business ambition, we know we have a unique opportunity to drive positive change in all that we do. We believe that embracing diversity and inclusion enables us to represent the society we live in and the audiences we serve.
Over the last few years we have made positive progress in increasing representation of employees with physical and neurological differences, doubling the number of women in technology and launching our own Academy school for 13-18 year olds. We know there is much work still to be done which is why we are committed to being a Principle Partner of the Tech Talent Charter, sharing our experiences along the way, as we all work together towards more inclusive workplaces."
Chief Technology & Product Officer at Global
"For more than 80 years, HP has stood up for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and as part of our 2030 goals we’re continuing our global journey in helping create a more equitable and just society. DEI is fundamental to HP’s culture as well as a business imperative. We are continuing to set ourselves goals and put in place strategies to increase the representation of women within HP and beyond, including our suppliers and partners.
We are committed to lead as a purpose-driven brand and invest in the development of our employee base to not only attract, but to retain and develop a diverse, inclusive and engaged workforce. This is why HP UK was a founding signatory of the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) in 2017. This year we are proud to be a Principle Partner with the TTC, and we’re looking forward to being part of the collective effort in leveraging solutions to help the technology sector move the dial forward on DEI."
Dave Prezzano, Managing Director at United Kingdom & Ireland HP Inc.
"We are delighted to deepen our existing relationship with the Tech Talent Charter and become one of their Principle Partners for 2022. We hold the same values as the Tech Talent Charter at Lloyds Banking Group, including a real commitment to inclusion than runs through our entire business. We have goals in place to continue to make our technology and digital businesses further reflective of the communities that we serve, and the inclusive society we want to be an active part of. As Principle Partners we look forward to working with the brilliant TTC team to help Britain prosper."
Nick Williams, Group Transformation Director at Lloyds Banking Group
"Diversity is key if we are to look forward to a strong digital economy in the UK. Like many businesses we’ve found that for tech roles the number of female applicants is significantly low – to sometimes non-existent. To combat this it’s important that potential applicants can see themselves in a business if we want them to join it. We have some great role models - men and women - who enjoy flexible working and are trusted with the autonomy to deliver their role in a way that suits – be it returning to work after a break or juggling existing commitments.
What’s key is the need to remove the social bias about what roles suit individuals and to be less prescriptive in our hiring where we can. In fact, aptitude will increasingly have to win over academia or experience in the hiring processes – we want to hire people who can embrace change, learn new things and adapt to the needs of the business.
Working with Tech Talent Charter signatories we can share our experiences, learn from them and hopefully find the solutions needed to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce – and as a founding member we’ve committed to effect meaningful change and will continue to enforce all possible measures to attract more women into our business and industry, and keep them."
Eleanor Bradley, MD of Registry Solutions and Public Benefit at Nominet
"At PwC, we respect and value differences. We know that when people from different backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we create the most value – for our clients, our people and society.
Our mission is for women to be equal participants in creating and developing the new tech businesses, products and services that shape our world. We provide opportunities for Women in Tech to learn, develop and support one another through a strong and engaged community. We have a structured programme of initiatives and regular touch-points in place throughout the year to connect, share experiences, support one another, learn, develop and progress whilst linking in with our wider Tech Talent strategy. We believe that increasing the number of women in tech will add essential diversity to our sector and help inspire the next generation.
As a Principal Partner, we are looking forward to working with the Tech Talent Charter (TTC) and other Principal Partners to make the required interventions in achieving the diversity in the technology workforce. We’re committed to improving the diversity of our own workforce by building a culture that’s genuinely inclusive and look forward to increasing the number of women in our technology roles along with working with and learning from other Principal Partners."
Semsi Sonmez, Technology Talent Leader and Digital Audit Partner at PwC
"Tech Talent Charter is a noble organisation that uses the data provided by its signatories as a force for good; they gain insights into the UK workforce, providing leadership and guidance to the government and employers across the UK.
Sky is a household name in the UK, delivering world class products and services to millions of people. We are committed to delivering the best products that serve our customer needs and given the richness of diversity within the UK population, Sky's workforce needs to reflect this diversity. That is why we are committed as a Principal Partner of TTC to help shape the Technology Industry and have access to the best insights TTC can provide. This will enable Sky's initiatives on recruitment and retention to continue building an inclusive company culture and employee experience, where every individual can show up to work at Sky as the best version of themselves."
Laura Moore, Global Director of Identity Platforms at Sky
"Sky is delighted to transition from long-standing signatory to Tech Talent Charter to being Principal Partner. We see this as a strategic investment in the work TTC does to bring about change in building diversity, equality and inclusion within the tech sector.
We feel a strong alignment with TTCs commitment to action with annual data gathering from their signatories, which mirrors our ambition for intentional change at Sky. Within our organisation, we continually strive towards a diverse workforce that represents our customer base as well as the communities where we live. Our coordinated D&I programmes, initiatives and activities support our wider organisational ambition to Believe in Better.
Sky recognises that having an inclusive workplace culture is fundamental to our future success. Leveraging this enhanced TTC relationship and their data insights will help us further evolve our existing work in recruiting diverse talent pipelines at all levels, and creating an environment where all current colleagues can thrive. We look forward to deepening this relationship in the coming years."
Sharon Wallace, Head of Tech D&I, Partnerships and Change at Sky
Tech Talent Charter is proud to announce our Key Partners for 2022. These are all companies who aim to lead the strategic response to the digital skills crisis, support the Government’s aim to be recognised as a “Science and Tech Superpower by 2030” and want to help shape the narrative.
“FutureDotNow is a coalition of industry leaders with a common mission: closing the digital skills gap for working age adults.
In the UK, 11.8 million adults (1 in 3 of the workforce) still lack the Essential Digital Skills for Work. Our workforce is digitally underpowered, and this skills gap is holding us all back. It threatens personal prosperity, and is damaging the UK’s productivity and competitiveness.
Astonishingly, this represents 36% of the UK workforce, and the data shows it’s across all industries and at every level of the workforce, from the shop floor to the C-suite.
FutureDotNow is working to change that, at pace and at scale. We’re helping businesses understand the scale of the problem and we’re empowering industry business leaders to take action.
“With almost 200 members, our action-centered community cuts across all industry sectors, helping organisations develop, share and implement best practice.
We’re proud to be a Tech Talent Charter Principal Partner. Essential to building an inclusive and diverse tech workforce is ensuring we have a clear and robust skills pipeline that’s accessible to all. We can only do this if every working-age adult has the opportunities they need to build their essential digital skills and confidence.”
Liz Williams MBE FRSA, CEO at FutureDotNow
The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a national group of educators, employers and outreach organisations that are working together to co-develop new courses and activities at the university level that are helping a larger and more diverse group of learners into digital careers. Whether you want to find out more about digital, learn new skills, or prepare for your career by studying for a degree, the IoC has flexible digital skills courses for you. Get involved by visiting the IoC’s website https://instituteofcoding.org/.
Rachid Hourizi, Director at Institute of Coding
Tech She Can is a charity, working together with industry, government, and schools to increase the number of women working in technology roles. Established in 2018, Tech She Can now has over 200 members with a shared determination and passion for women to play an equal role in creating the technology that shapes our world. Discover more about Tech She Can - including their free Tech We Can educational resources aimed at inspiring more children, especially girls, to consider a career in tech.
Sheridan Ash MBE, Founder and CEO at Tech She Can
techUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve. With over 900 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet. By providing expertise and insight, techUK supports our members, partners and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.
techUK is a Policy Partner and Signatory of the TTC.
Julian David, CEO, techUK
"We’re delighted to work with Tech Talent Charter as research and data partner. Attest exists to inform every intuition and dissolve any doubt, and that’s why we love working with Tech Talent Charter to uncover and share new insights that can generate positive change across industries and nations. This work is important, and also helps us at Attest learn and improve, including seeing just how much progress we still need to make to create genuinely diverse and inclusive environments in tech. We make efforts to give our colleagues and our wider community the space, resources and opportunity to promote and encourage inclusion, yet there’s still so much we can do to offer workplaces that truly mirror the world around us. This is why we care so much about Tech Talent Charter, and committing to significant collective action together."
Attest is a Key Partner and Signatory of the TTC.
Jeremy King, CEO and Founder at Attest