Diversity and Inclusion

We work alongside publishers and industry partners to improve diversity and inclusion in the industry.

Collectively, the publishing industry recognises that it needs to do more to address this issue and there are a growing number of targeted initiatives.

We hope that through industry-led action we can create a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the UK’s population, opening up opportunities for aspiring publishers and ensuring the long-term health of our industry.

Since 2017, we have undertaken an industry-wide survey of the workforce demographics of UK publishing companies to obtain a true reflection of diversity within the industry.

Participation in this survey has grown significantly in the time we have been conducting it and the results help to direct and target industry action on diversity and inclusion.

We work closely with members and a number of partners such as the Creative Industries Council on this agenda.