YOUnited exists to promote cross cultural understanding and create an environment where anyone can flourish regardless of their race, ethnicity, faith or cultural background at Colt.
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Each year, we celebrate key events or celebrations in the calendar that matter to our people. From religious festivals to awareness days and months that celebrate a particular community, such as Lunar New Year, Eid, Black History Month, our passionate team ensure that we highlight the wonderful diversity of our Colties and what’s important to them in a way that promotes inclusion and belonging.
Colt Cultural Cook Up
Eid Al Adha Lunch and Learn
Black History Month UK
Micro-aggressions in the workplace event by BAME to Boardroom
Celebrating Lunar New Year around the world
Projects we support
The Black British Business Awards Talent Accelerator is an innovative approach to promoting the advancement of minority ethnic talent. The Talent Accelerator connects talented colleagues across companies and sectors for a bespoke and high-impact leadership development experience.
As an innovative pilot, Colt carefully selected eight talented individuals across the business to participate in the 12-week programme.
YOUnited supports the Racial Diversity Project at Colt. This is a business-wide project focused on ensuring that all employees, including those who identify as Black or from an Ethnic Minority background, have a fair chance to join, develop and progress at Colt.
"The BBBAwards Talent Accelerator was for me an eye opener. One of the key take-aways from the course was understanding how to manage your career. It was referred to as project managing your career."
"It was an honour to represent Colt at The BBBAwards Talent Accelerator. Building relationships is absolutely key to success. Working hard and hoping you get noticed is not enough anymore. You must make it happen and take control of your destiny."
National Interconnect Manager
Black History Month UK 2020 blogs
Why being seen is important
The first time I realised I was black happened in my first year in Belgium, at primary school. One of my classmates used to love touching my hair (I hated it!), and asked me if I would have preferred being born black or white, and the list goes on…Read more...
Remembering Clifford Matthew Anderson
I could list an abundance of famous influential black icons who have inspired me, but I’ve chosen to focus on someone much closer to home. Someone who made great sacrifices so I could live a better life. Read more...
The sum of three generations
When I think of Black History Month (BHM), I think about the history of my ancestors. I spoke to both my grandmas to find out more about their journey to the UK back in the ’60s and what made them settle here... Read more...