Addison, also known as Addie, is Head of Inclusion and Diversity Services for the South of the UK. He provides expert advice and positive challenge to a broad range of clients across all sectors, working with all levels from Exec teams to frontline staff with warmth and confidence.

Recently Addie has been providing inclusive recruitment audits for clients, delivering our Inclusion Allies programme, and working with Exec teams to develop inclusive leadership behaviours.

Before joining Inclusive Employers Addie worked for 5 years in the homelessness sector managing frontline services and leading on LGBTQIA+ inclusion. Addie started his career teaching in Further Education and as a Lecturer in Education, specialising in managing challenging behaviour.

In addition to his work with our clients, as a member of the senior management team at Inclusive Employers, Addie is responsible for quality, our membership offering and the continuous professional development of our consultancy team.

What do you enjoy about your role at Inclusive Employers?

Working with our members, it’s a real pleasure to support and advise them to make inclusion part of their organisation. It’s varied and challenging work, no two days are the same.

What has been your biggest achievement to date?

Developing our Inclusion Allies programme and seeing the impact it’s having across different organisations.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

It’s more of a phrase I use to remind myself of the bigger picture: ‘strive for progress, not perfection’.

Tell us something about you that we might not know.

I did a Masters in medieval literature for fun!

Addison looking into the camera

Head of Inclusion and Diversity Services (South)