Policy Lead : Stuart Elrick

Consultant at Stuart Elrick Consultancy
Tel: 01621 850750
Email: s.elrick@virgin.net



Welcome to the PPMA’s Diversity Network, a forum run by and for all members of the PPMA who are interested in making diversity part of their on-going personal and professional practice. Our intention is to share good practice from within public services or other relevant organisations, and to build upon this through our work with other networks and groups.

We are keen to learn from our existing partnerships and to forge new ones and want to make an impact upon diversity at all levels – from influencing Government policy to improving outcomes to our diverse communities and delivering excellent services.

Your contribution to our network is essential to its growth and sustainability - so please check in regularly and contribute your ideas and expertise!


1. Interactive PPMA website

The PPMA has invested in the development of its website, and this presents the Diversity Group with an opportunity of becoming much more responsive to members’ needs, and of encouraging wider participation from across the regions. The website will also allow the group the flexibility to evolve over time in order to better reflect PPMA members’ changing needs.

The diversity website will include:

  • Case studies and articles;
  • Diversity documents for consultation;
  • Useful links;
  • Toolkits and resources;
  • Directory of diversity trainers and service providers.
  • Occasional Focus On.. articles highlighting a current Diversity or Equality issue

2. Promoting good practice

In order to promote good practice, we will be contacting regions for examples of effective work they are undertaking in the area of diversity. We will also look outside of the sector for examples of good practice and share this with members. We will ask our partner organisations for their input into what constitutes good practice across all the equality strands and provide support for members to achieve higher levels of performance in these areas.

3. Forging diversity partnerships

We will build upon our existing partnerships and look for opportunities of jointly working with our partners on national initiatives. We will explore cost-effective opportunities for PPMA members to join our partner organisations to both access their considerable expertise and to also gain practical support from them in order to improve our organisations’ diversity outcomes.

4. Influencing national policy

We will continue to influence national policy through our active participation in consultation exercises and by our attendance at national steering groups and forums.

5. Raising our PPMA profile

We will seek opportunities to promote the work of the PPMA through the work outlined above and by sharing case studies and good practice at training and development events. We will also look for opportunities to promote the PPMA and its work by continuing to publish articles on topical themes.

Forthcoming Diversity Network meetings for 2013

to be advised

For further information and to contribute to our work, please contact:

Stuart Elrick
Tel: 01621 850750
Mob: 07928 605034
Email: s.elrick@virgin.net

Diversity Annual Report 2013

  • Green Park
  • Veredus
  • EY
  • Penna
  • The MJ
  • Matrix SCM
  • Neyber
  • Trinity Mirror
  • Community Care Jobs
  • Osborne Thomas
  • JGP
  • iKen
  • Eduserv
  • Solace in Business
  • Guidant Group
  • TMP
  • Metro & Evening Standard
  • Guardian
  • Acivico