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Prowse & Co. has created a new business conference - the Gatwick Diamond Skills Summit which took place in Spring 2018. Prowse created and delivered the event, including a website.

The inaugural event's theme was Diversity Brings Dividends and brought together companies, entrepreneurs and education institutions from across the South East to debate 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.

ExxonMobil, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative, Canon and Crawley College sponsored the event, which was also supported by the Manor Royal BID. Speakers included broadcaster Maggie Philbin OBE, who spoke about her award-winning company TeenTech 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 and 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.”

View the video from the event here.