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Construction Leeds Stages Equality Act Workshops

12-06-2010 10:45 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

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More than 50 firms working in Leeds’s construction sector have attended a series of workshops and seminars aimed at demystifying new legislation designed to end discrimination in the workplace.

Construction Leeds, in partnership with the Equality Accreditation Services, staged the events to not only raise awareness of the new Equality Act, but how its implementation can help them grow their businesses.

An arm of regeneration charity re’new, Construction Leeds works with some of the UK's largest contractors operating in the city, as well as helping smaller businesses to grow and become more successful within the industry.

Construction Leeds Project Manager Rob Wolfe said: “These workshops and seminars were designed to fully inform SMEs about new equality laws and how the legislation can actually help boost business.

“We had more than 50 people attend the sessions and, because of their popularity, we will be running more in the New Year.”

Equality Accreditation Services Chief Executive officer, Vivienne Duke said: “We have been working in partnership with Construction Leeds for a number of months now and, as an organisation, it understands the importance of these laws in the construction industry.

“I’m delighted so many took part in the sessions and the feedback from attendees was extremely positive.”

Further information about the work Construction Leeds does is available from its website, www.leedsinitiative.org/construction

Since 1989, re-new has worked with disadvantaged neighbourhoods and communities across Leeds. Its main objectives are to improve young people's self-esteem and confidence; help young people overcome negative life experiences and make a good start to their adult lives; to enable young people to develop and maintain self-awareness and to support young people to engage and interact positively with others, including their own families, friends, peers and employers.

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