The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is hosting an online event this month exploring diversity in the workplace.

The event on October 20 will aim to inspire businesses to think about how the unique skills and qualities from a diverse range of people can add huge benefit to productivity, growth, new ideas, a great company ethic and ultimately profit.

A panel of three experts will explain how and why you should make your workplace as diverse and inclusive as possible.

Emelia Quist is FSB senior policy advisor who leads on employment, pensions and immigration and was the driving force of ‘Unlocking Opportunity’, an FSB report on the need of business to engage with all communities regardless of ethnic heritage, race, religion or nationality to maximise its full growth potential.

Laurie Magowan is project manager for The Inclusivity Project. Working with disAbility Cornwall, Age UK Cornwall & the Local Enterprise Partnership, it advises businesses on employing people of all ages and abilities.

Ellie Lowther is founder of Essential Learning Curve, which provides transgender and non-binary support, awareness and training, offering a roadmap to being a truly inclusive company that can benefit from being ahead of the curve in this respect.

This event is free to all – FSB members and non-members alike are welcome to attend. For more details and to book a place, click here.