The Night Time Industry Association supports its members and partners to develop their organisational capacity to deliver inclusive, high-quality services throughout your business, for both your customer, your workforce, and aspiring artists and creatives.
We do this by encouraging the best working practices and promoting our diverse culture through education and awareness. Quite simply we want to attract and retain the best talent! To promote our commitment to this agenda is essential to reflect the communities we serve.
Businesses are increasingly realising that diversity and inclusion are more than just ‘desirables’ – they are integral to the modern workforce, no less so in the late-night entertainment industry where diversity and inclusion improve both customer and employee experience.
As one of the key industries employing workforces from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, the need for inclusivity, accessibility, development, and opportunities is vital to support the growth of the industry. The NTIA believes we can drive a change to help the industry broaden the scope for protection to include a variety of differences, socioeconomic backgrounds, and different demographics that extend beyond the nine protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.
Equality Act 2010
The Act protects people against discrimination, harassment, or victimisation in employment, and users of private and public services based on nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
The Night Time Industries Association supports its members and partners to deliver inclusive business models for customers, their workforce, aspiring artists, and creatives. We have created a public ‘Call to Action’ to encourage best working practices and promote a diverse and inclusive culture through education, awareness, and driving our own initiatives for change.
We want to attract, retain, and support the growth of diverse talent and help our members foster an inclusive culture that allows everyone to thrive!
“The Association for Electronic Music endorses the NTIA’s endeavours to create a healthier, more inclusive, and diverse environment for all those who work in the night-time industries.”
~ Tristan Hunt, Regional Manager, AFEM.
“As the crisis deepens, and concern grows over the survival of businesses within the night time economy and culture sectors, we must recognise the human cost and impact on diversity, inclusion and mental health. The NTIA are committed, not only to supporting businesses, but more importantly the people who make this industry such an amazing global phenomenon.”
~ Mike Kill, CEO, NTIA.
“Getahead is extremely proud to work with and support the NTIA. There has never been a more important time for a trusted organisation to lead the way and create a robust diversity and inclusion strategy which will help to support the mental health and wellbeing of the night time industries. We are fully committed to helping the NTIA community and its members on this journey throughout the pandemic and beyond.”
~ Jenni Cochrane, Co-Founder and CEO, Getahead.
Participants will join the Night Time Industries Association in our Call to Action and pledge to encourage organisations, businesses, and individuals to commit to working on two or more challenges in the next 12 months. We aim to improve inclusion and diversity in the industry within our three key focus areas: Industry Culture & Experience, Talent, and Regulatory Landscape.
Specialists, Industry Leaders, and Key Influencers have agreed to champion the initiative over the course of the next 12 months. We aim to engage at least 100 supporters on our six pledges:
- Source and recruit from a wide and inclusive talent pool.
- Respect and celebrate contributions from different people.
- Assign accountability for each commitment to a working group to maintain continuity and measure progress.
- Develop a set of Diversity and Inclusion standards and practices. This will allow businesses to enhance industry culture and to record and measure their progress.
- Build strong relationships with key industry organisations, associations and regulators to develop and promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing.
- Create a Hub for access to advice, guidance, toolkits, and forums which support the implementation of shared healthy diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing practices.