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Leicester's Future Leaders


Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the United Kingdom but this is not reflected in the business leadership in the city. UK research has shown that having a mixed ethnicity workforce brings fresh thinking into teams and drives business growth, as well as being an imperative for equality.

To help Leicester’s businesses recruit and retain more students and graduates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background, De Montfort University (DMU) is leading a £400,000 project called Leicester’s Future Leaders, co-funded by the Office for Students, from 2019-22. 

In partnership with Freeths LLP, Eileen Richards Recruitment and Brewin Dolphin, the project activities will address the issues including the way jobs are advertised, how businesses present themselves and the role of unconscious bias in recruitment. The project is supported by expert organisations including the Prince’s Trust, Access Generation, Inclusive Grads and Gradconsult.

By working together, we will develop a toolkit to support businesses in recruiting, retaining and promoting talented graduates from BAME backgrounds.

We’re looking for businesses who would like to be part of this exciting programme, so whether you’re a start-up, SME or a corporate, we’d love to hear from you.

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T: +44 (0)116 207 8669

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