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Going from strength to strength: Touchstone is a top place to work

We’re getting better all the time – well, we like to think so, and our results in the Best 100 Not For Profit Organisations to Work For seem to confirm it. In 2013, Touchstone entered the Best 100 at number 72, since then, our results have improved every year, and we now find ourselves at number 8. We see it as a positive feedback loop – being a great company

2020-04-17T10:26:47+01:0023rd February 2017|Awards, News|

Touchstone wins Employee Engagement award

On Thursday 26th January, the 2016 UK Employee Engagement Awards in association with People Insight, announced its winners - the companies that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy. And, of course, Touchstone was in there, scooping the award in the Inclusion and Diversity category. We were recognised for our allies programme "Pink Pals", which involves staff throughout the organisation in supporting equality and inclusion for LGBT+ staff.

2017-01-30T15:33:49+00:0030th January 2017|Awards, Equality and Diversity, LGBT*, News|

Touchstone in Stonewall's top 100 employers for 2017

Once again, Touchstone has been placed in the Stonewall top 100 employers - highlighting out commitment to maintaining diversity and challenging prejudice. The Stonewall Top 100 Employers are the best performing employers on Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2017, an annual audit of workplace culture for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff The Workplace Equality Index is free to enter for any employer Over 430 employers submitted entries to the 2017

2020-04-17T10:25:16+01:0019th January 2017|Awards, Equality and Diversity, LGBT*, News|

Touchstone recognised as top employer

It is with great excitement that we’re letting you know that Touchstone has, for the 5th year running, been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For 2017, moving up from a 2 star to 3 star rating. This recognises our commitment to supporting staff through training, supervisions, flexible working practices and an understanding approach to the diverse lives and circumstances of our

2020-04-17T10:24:56+01:0023rd December 2016|Awards, News|

Employee Engagement Awards

We want everybody who works at Touchstone to know how much they are valued, to understand the impact that their work has on individuals and communities, and to feel that they're being supported to do their best work. Because of this, we're delighted to announce that we have been short-listed in the Employee Engagement Awards 2016 for our LGBT allies programme Pink Pals. We have a well established reputation as

2016-11-11T11:42:10+00:0011th November 2016|Awards, News|

Social prescribing service nominated for innovation award

The Patient Empowerment Project (PEP) has been shortlisted in the Primary Care Innovation category at the 2016 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards. The PEP is a social prescribing service commissioned by NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  and delivered by a partnership including BARCA-Leeds, Touchstone, Better Leeds Communities and Leeds Mind, which helps GPs access community based services for their patients. Social prescribing is the name given to services that primary

2020-04-17T10:19:27+01:0016th September 2016|Awards, News, Partnership, Social Prescribing|

Touchstone is number 1 inclusive employer

Touchstone is delighted to announce that it has been placed top of The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List - recognising the hard work that the team continually do to attract and retain a diverse workforce. The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers was published on 1st September 2016, showcasing organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics and all levels of employment and management. A panel of judges collated the list

2020-04-17T10:18:53+01:001st September 2016|Awards, Diversity, News|

Inclusive Leaders Recognised

ITV News presenter Charlene White took centre stage on 12th May to host the Excellence in Diversity Awards, celebrating inclusive employers and diversity champions. Companies and charities nationwide were honoured at the ceremony at The Queens Hotel in Leeds. Over a thousand nominations had been received showcasing incredible achievements in promoting equality. A panel of judges including Miranda Wayland (ITV), Sharon Pegg (The Co-operative Group) and Andy Woodfield (PwC) gathered earlier this

2020-04-17T10:13:05+01:0024th May 2016|Awards, Diversity, News|

The Excellence in Diversity Awards announce 2016 shortlist

Diversity Champions and Inclusive Employers shortlisted for Pioneering Diversity Awards Throughout the year, there are some individuals who work tirelessly to remove barriers and put diversity at the very heart of everything they do. This year, on May 12th, The Excellence in Diversity Awards will once again celebrate those who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of others in their communities and workplaces around

2020-04-17T10:10:03+01:0021st March 2016|Awards, Diversity, News|

Riding high in the Best Companies list

For the 4th year running, Touchstone is excited to be named as a Sunday Times 100 Best (Not-for-Profit) Organisation to Work for, achieving a 2 star status, and moving up 11 places from 32 in 2015 to 21 this year. Touchstone is placed 8th out of 100 companies for its leadership and 65% of staff feel that Touchstone is proactive, putting us third highest nationally on the Best Companies Not

2020-04-17T10:09:58+01:0029th February 2016|Awards, News|