BAME2020 www.bame2020.org was launched at Google offices in July 2016 with a simple commitment;
to inspire action inside the UK PR, Communications, Marketing & Sports Marketing sector to work towards
- 20% of the total young talent that enters our industry each year to come from BAME backgrounds and for this talent stays in our sector until
- 20% of leadership roles are represented by BAME talent
This is a watershed year for Inclusivity in our Sector.
Crucial to disrupting the current status quo is to create cultures of inclusion. Using values-based frameworks that enable leaders to measure, manage and monitor the inclusive culture of their business will lead to much greater accountability.
Becoming an Ambassador Company for No Turning Back 2020 shows that your business is committed to sustainable change and is on the journey towards creating an inclusive and level playing field for your black, Asian, minority ethnic employees and future employees.
BAME2020 is a long term programme committed to sustainable change. Founders Amanda Fone CEO of f1 recruitment and Adrian Walcott Co Founder of Brands with Values have been leading the movement with a focus on action not words for the last 4 years.
At our events ‘ Let’s be bold about the subject of Race’, brave BAME professionals talk openly about their love of our sector but their lack of belief in being able to ‘develop their careers inside it’. Recently we have had CEO’s of some of the leading Marketing /PR / Activation agencies and Comms Directors of leading brands stand up in front of packed rooms of white and BAME professionals opening up about their frustrations and vulnerabilities on the how to make change happen inside their businesses. They understand why change is needed but lack a road map to create that change.
We know that keeping BAME talent in our sector is crucial. There has been progress and success in bringing in great talent at entry level. But then we watch it fall out within 3 to 8 years. Both the IPA and the CIPR evidence the attrition rate of BAME talent.
The BAME2020 young ambassador team are all role models and rising stars. They have each made a personal commitment to help with targeted messaging to young people about careers in our sector. Our individual Founder Advisors are leaders in their chosen specialist area of Marketing, PR and Communications. They champion the Ambassadors and help ensure that our initiatives are taken into businesses. Our case study series ‘Where are they Now’ shines a light on our Ambassador’s career stories.
f1 was founded in 2004 by Amanda Fone. Over the last 13 years f1 has become one of the best connected recruitment consultancies in marketing & communications in London, finding career moves for people here and all over the world. We work with agencies and in-house teams of some of the world’s most loved brands in all industry sectors and across all marketing, communications & sponsorship disciplines.
At Brands with Values we believe that its is our values that drive us. That’s why understanding and communicating the values that motivate our perspectives, decisions and behaviours, both as individuals and communities is key to our process at Brands with Values. We work across culture, behaviour and communications helping organisations to unearth, embed and articulate their values internally and externally. Driving change.
What we do
Our Mission is to increase the number of people from BAME backgrounds working and having successful careers in the marketing and communications industry
How we do it
We inspire interest by showcasing the many and varied career paths inside the Sector and shining a light on BAME success stories
Why we do it
We want to challenge the belief that the marketing and communications industry is not seen as a serious career option for BAME graduates & school leavers