a wELCOME FROM OUR CEO
– rICHARD sHAKESPEARE -BA.Hons
Workplace Diversity Solutions are an award -winning diversity consultancy. Our business was established to provide our clients with access to the latest thinking, industry leading expertise, engaging learning content and a way of embedding an inclusive culture within their businesses.
Creating a culture of inclusion where everyone feels respected, valued and can reach their full potential is at the heart of everything we do.
All of the content we use in our market leading range of e-learning courses, our highly engaging classroom courses or, our pre-built solutions has been created by our in house-team, this means that we can deliver high impact original content to each of our clients.
We are a full service diversity consultancy that works with leading brands both here in the UK and Internationally.
We look forward to working with you.
Diversity and inclusion should be about more than simply meeting legal or compliance obligations, it should be about empowering individuals and driving change
Meet Our experts
Richard has lived with a disability since birth, this has given him a unique insight into some of the challenges that people can face around inclusion. His vision was to build a business that works alongside major companies to support them in creating cultures where everyone feels valued, respected and can reach their full potential.
Senior Diversity Expert
Carmen brings a wealth of experience to the the WDS team. Having over 25 years of experience in diversity, Carmen has previously worked in high profile organisations. She helps our clients to create a robust strategy that creates real inclusion. On a daily basis Richard and Carmen support each other in the manageent of our client portfolio.
Mental Health Training Expert
Emma is passionate about sharing knowledge and expertise around mental health. She is always happy to talk to people about mental health and challenge some of the stereotypes and stigma that still exists around the subject. Emma provides interactive accredited workshops, including MHFA and i-act.
Lead eLearning Developer
Before joining WDS, Nathan worked at BYG as a Production Lead. He created eLearning courses for 10% of the Fortune 500 companies. Nathan has created engaging content for companies such as RBS, DHL and Barclays and now creates our eLearning courses alongside the WDS team.
Rob has recently joined the WDS team. He brings over a decade of experience in creating compelling learning experiences for big brands. He was also a member of the BYG team before he came to WDS. Rob loves to create eLearning that pushes the boundaries and that not only surprises but delights our clients.
Trainer and Podcast Producer
Ian’s work within the WDS team started in 2018 when Richard was looking for another Training Facilitator. He supports the delivery of our disability awareness training and mental health courses. Ian also co-produce our weekly podcast alongside Richard. As a trained Actor. He uses his acting skills to bring our mental health training to life in a genuinely engaging way. Ian also narrates audiobooks and content outside of his work with WDS.
Disability Training Facilitator
Oliver brings a vast wealth of disability awarness experience to the WDS team. He loves facilitating our disability awareness training and passionately believe that people should feel comfortable around disability and his mission within the team is to end the awkwardness around disability.