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Prowse was delighted its new annual event – the Gatwick Diamond Skills Summit – was a huge success. The 2018 theme was Diversity Brings Dividends. Prowse created and delivered the event, including a website and video which are available to view at www.gatwickdiamondskills.co.uk

Companies, entrepreneurs and education institutions from across the South East came together to promote the value and importance of equality and diversity in the workplace.

They gathered to hear from leading professionals about their personal experiences and work to address diversity, gender equality and inclusion within their organisations. The event, devised by Prowse & Co. ltd, was sponsored by ExxonMobil, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Crawley College and supported by Manor Royal BID among others.

Speakers included broadcaster Maggie Philbin OBE, who spoke about her award-winning company TeenTech CIC and her passion for engaging young people in STEM subjects. Adrian Lock and Julia Wellbelove from Roffey Park Institute provided the context for the event and spoke about the benefits of creating teams of people from all backgrounds and perspectives.  Senior Managers from BT, Canon UK & Ireland, ExxonMobil and Barclays shared their experiences.

Joanne Rogers, Managing Director of Prowse & Co. said: “We are thrilled with the success of the inaugural Gatwick Diamond Skills Summit. Diversity comes in many forms, not just gender, age and race, but also diversity of thought. We were delighted to see so many businesses, education institutes and entrepreneurs connect through this event to share best practice and progressive thinking. It really showed that diversity does bring dividends.”