Financial Times wins RNIB Employer of the year award

Guardian News and Media

The Financial Times has been recognised as Employer of the year at the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) See Differently Awards, held on 26 November 2019. 

The RNIB awards recognised organisations and individuals across the UK for their support of people with sight loss, and the national broadsheet was celebrated for its inclusive workplace practices, employee-led support network and promoting employment for the disabled community through its editorial content. 

The judges also praised the organisation’s network, FT Access, which is run by employees across the business. The volunteers work alongside the newspaper group’s diversity and inclusion and talent teams to help recruit more employees with disabilities, as well as creating internship and work experience opportunities.

The Financial Times was also highly commended for educating employees about sight loss as well as other disabilities and piloting a creative writing workshop for people with sight loss, 

Jacqui Dobson, diversity and inclusion partner at the Financial Times, said: “This award recognises the work we’ve been doing to create an inclusive environment in which everyone can succeed and thrive.

“We’re delighted to have been honoured and will continue to build on the work we’ve been doing to support people with vision impairment both within and outside of our organisation.” 

Matt Stringer, chief executive officer at RNIB, added: “The RNIB See Differently Awards celebrate those who dedicate their time, passion and skills to changing the world for blind and partially sighted people. All our winners have shown fantastic examples of this and I warmly congratulate them all on their success.”