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
"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 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