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Flag relay across London marks National Inclusion Week

Tideway volunteers have taken part in a flag relay across London, covering a distance of more than 20 miles to mark National Inclusion Week.

Volunteers walked, ran or cycled with the flag from one Tideway site to the next, from Acton in west London to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in east London.

Hetal Gandhi, who helps chair Tideway’s inclusivity group, Encompass, said: “National Inclusion Week is designed to celebrate inclusion in all its forms. Our Tideway volunteers in the flag relay have done an amazing job of spreading the message of love, inclusion and equality across London in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion.

“We also hosted a range of events throughout the week to celebrate all of our inclusivity groups at Tideway, including a carers network group meeting, showcasing resources available to carers. Our race equality group organised a discussion around upcoming Black History Month, looking at what it means to our colleagues and what Tideway can do to contribute, and we encouraged our colleagues to join a webinar about the reality of disability representation and inclusion in society and the workplace.”

This is the ninth year that Inclusive Employers, the UK's first membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces, has brought organisations together from across the globe to celebrate, share and inspire inclusion practices.

This year’s theme is about unity and Tideway is joining the Inclusive Employers team and thousands of inclusioneers worldwide to take action to be #UnitedForInclusion.

Last month, Tideway was named as one of the top ten inclusive companies at the British LGBT awards for the third year in a row.