We want our people to feel part of the Society, that we all have common values and ambitions. Our focus is on creating an inclusive and diverse team, and looking after their wellbeing.
The pandemic wasn’t the only global news story of 2020. The Black Lives Matter movement opened up important conversations the world over. So as we continue to break down barriers and celebrate diversity and inclusion, we hear from one of our Business Development Managers Simon as he shares his hopes for the future.
"The culture at the Society is visible in the face of every colleague. I have seen many businesses and very few display the Society’s culture of dedication to service.
I was born and raised in the Middle East, so I’m able to bring a different perspective to the Board.
It’s important to me to showcase diversity and the benefits it brings and to drive ongoing inclusivity initiatives across the Society.”
"Coventry Building Society has a really clear ambition about diversity. But what I’ve learnt is that you can have an organisation that thinks the right thoughts and is doing the right things but is still not changing particularly quickly. So even with the right culture, the job is not done.”