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Nexer Digital strikes diversity and inclusion partnership as it marks 15th year


Macclesfield-based digital design agency, Nexer Digital has partnered with inclusivity specialist Diverse & Equal as it celebrates its 15th year in business.

The agency, which had a record year in 2021, intends to work towards hiring people with experiences reflective of the audience using the products it creates for clients.

Its new partnership will complement Nexer’s ongoing work including support of the Responsible Tech Collective, which aims to improve ethics and inclusion in tech; and its workwith the recruitment and education partner Love Circular to develop UX design talent. 

With Nexer, Diverse & Equal will deliver bootcamps covering the methods, attitudes and processes involved in working in the public sector. What’s more, the agency’s pratice leads will work with Diverse & Equal to establish an onboarding support framework.

Hilary Stephenson, MD at Nexer Digital, said: “As we celebrate our 15th year of trading and head towards breaking £10 million in sales this year, we are choosing to invest in an inclusive hiring and support plan for the coming years.

“Tech was and still is a fairly exclusive sector and we often find that typical hiring routes are not forthcoming with the rich range of candidates that we need. This is especially challenging as we have grown rapidly in recent years and need to service our clients at speed without compromising on the consideration or quality of our work.

“Growing awareness of the need for better representation within tech is positive and we are pleased to be able to partner with Diverse & Equal, the Responsible Tech Collective and Love Circular to create a strong pipeline of diverse, representative and inspiring talent to help us deliver human-centred design”.

Annette Joseph MBE, CEO and founder of Diverse & Equal, added: “Innovation in tech needs diversity, which is why we are on a mission to increase the number of talented people from under-represented backgrounds in the industry.

“Nexer Digital has long since recognised the need for a range of backgrounds in their team and this partnership is an excellent way to support its continued commitment and ensure its team is representative of the users of its products and services.”

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