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Diversity & Inclusion

At Wickes we’re proud of the hard work we’ve done towards creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

We now have a number of groups helping us lead the way and there will be plenty of chances for you to get involved and support, if you’d like to.

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Wellbeing

Let’s create a place where we feel comfortable, healthy and happy

Our colleagues’ financial, mental and physical wellbeing matters to us. That’s why we take time to make everyone feel like they belong, they’re heard, and they’re supported.

Our Wellbeing programme ensures Line Managers have the tools and skills they need to create a place of wellbeing - where colleagues feel good and function well.

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BAME

Let’s make everyone feel welcome

We want people from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to see Wickes as a welcoming environment where they can succeed at all levels in our business.  

We believe that when different backgrounds, different cultures, different nationalities, and different perspectives come together, we’ll be more creative, more inclusive and more productive.

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Youth Board

Let’s plan for the future

Some of the 16-25 year old colleagues in our business today could end up running the show one day. So it’s important that we listen to their ideas and give them opportunities to help shape our future. 

Our Youth Board has been set up to encourage younger employees to step forward and get involved in intergenerational conversations.


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LGBT+ 

Let’s do it with Pride

We want our stores and offices to be positive and supportive environments where our LGBT+ colleagues can reach their full potential. To make sure everyone feels comfortable being themselves, we’ve created the Let’s do it with Pride network of colleagues. The network is responsible for ensuring we: encourage and support our current LGBT+ colleagues, attract a more diverse range of candidates and appeal to a more diverse range of customers. 

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Ability

Let's make Wickes accessible to all

Our focus is to make Wickes accessible to all through focusing less on our differences and more about the abilities that we hold. 

Helping everyone understand our disabilities and where needed to remove any barriers, physical or through stigma to allow our ability to be recognised. 

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Wickes Demerger Day

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4/29/2021

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Yesterday we took a moment to stop, reflect and most of all celebrate with the Wickes team as we officially became a standalone business. We shared our proudest moments, had celebrations in our stores and distribution centres (covid secure of course), and even hosted lots of virtual activities including yoga, joke creation workshops, and mind reading shows. Special guests, Bush and Richie from the home time show on Absolute Radio also joined us to host our very own Big Wickes Quiz!  It left us all a bit teary-eyed seeing our colleagues celebrate a momentous moment, and sharing their stories. Our colleagues really do make Wickes, Wickes.                                                                                                                    

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British LGBT Awards - Top 10 Inclusive Employer

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4/21/2021

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We’re thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the British LGBT awards as a top 10 Inclusive Employer! The British LGBT Awards, with Founding Partner NatWest, was created to showcase individuals and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the LGBT+ community. We’re so proud of our LGBT+ network, and all the work they do to help us become a more diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can be themselves. We’ve come a long way over the last few years, and still have more work to do, but with our commitment to all of our D&I groups, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.

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