Retail Week | Addressing the lack of Black talent in the Tech 100 index – and how to fix it
17th December 2019 1 minute read
The annual Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 is a league table that ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing sales. This year, Green Park is the only recruitment agency to rank within this league, achieving high sales of £90.1 million in the last financial year. Green Park ranked 70th place and was one of 18 new London based entrants.
Over three years, the annual sales growth of the company was 55% and during this time Green Park have placed leaders in over 55 countries. The Fast Track 100 features 29 other companies with headquarters in London. These companies employ 3,810 people and have an average sales growth of 76% a year, totalling £904.1m over these three years.
Co-founder and CEO of Green Park, Raj Tulsiani, commented, “As a passionate advocate of the power of diversity as a source of competitive advantage, Green Park has always placed the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business. Internally, we’re a living example of the way an organisation that encourages diversity of thought in their workforce will outperform monocultures in turbulent international markets.”
“We believe that the UK’s productivity gap can be reduced through the inclusion and engagement of all employees, therefore we have built our proposition around helping organisations build, buy and understand talent in ways that drive increased inclusion, engagement and productivity. In 2018, we placed a diverse leader on a Board every 14 days and this year we placed a diverse leader on a board every 8 days. By 2025, I want to make that a diverse person on a board every single day.”
The above is a summary of an article published in Recruitment International on 4/12/19. For the full, Recruitment International article, please click here.