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Gerrard Samuel

Venquis likes to celebrate the important milestones in life, big or small. As it’s Black History Month in the UK, it’s a great opportunity to recognise the importance of diversity and the contribution Black Britons have made to our society. We’ve made positive progress in the UK since the virtually unrecognised contribution of individuals like Ignatius Sancho (first known black British voter), Mary Seacole in the Crimean War to the celebrated renown of Baroness Lawrence, Sir Mo Farah, Idris Elba, Zadie Smith amongst many others in their respected fields. Along the way, we’ve learned that standing up for who we are and believing that we deserve more, usually gives us more. However, there is still a way to go. Every organisation has the responsibility to make sure that they are doing what they can to represent all ethnicities and give equal opportunity to progress.

At Venquis, I’m lucky to work for a company that takes pride in growing a diverse culture and all the benefits that bring. What also makes it great is that we have people from every walk of life. We work in a meritocratic environment where individuals from any background feel empowered enough to step forward, speak up and put their unique viewpoint on the table. We know that the more diverse we are, the stronger we grow, and the better we serve our clients. That makes Venquis a great place to work. Nevertheless, until it becomes the norm, events like Black History Month must be celebrated to keep the conversation going.

 

- Gerrard Samuels, Delivery Consultant at Venquis.