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RQ Consult are experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Supporting organisations in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

What we do

RQ Consult offer diversity and inclusion training in the workplace.


Training

We provide diversity and inclusion (D&I) learning solutions for your organisation. 

If you're a network lead, a team lead, an inclusion ally,  a manager, a director or business owner looking to gain new skills.

Or, if you're looking to improve your training programmes for new and existing colleagues. 

 We can tailor diversity and inclusion training to meet your organisation's needs.

RQ Consult offer diversity and inclusion audit of organisations.


Audit

All UK businesses and most other organisations are required to follow the Equality Act 2010. 

​We can carry out a diversity and inclusion audit that will take an in-depth look at your policies and procedures. We can also conduct stakeholder interviews to measure how inclusive your organisation is.

We develop and implement D&I strategies tailored to address identified gaps.

RQ Consult offer staff engagement on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Engagement

Diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion are becoming increasingly important in today's workplaces.

We can help raise awareness and promote understanding of these diversity and inclusion issues, during staff engagement events in person or online.

RQ Consult are experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace to support small and medium-sized organisations.

Who we are

RQ Consult is a specialist Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy. We help organisations to build inclusive workplaces by providing consultancy in equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Some of our Diversity and Inclusion training programmes:​

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the workplace: an introduction​

  • Guidance for managing diverse teams

  • Unconscious Bias: creating a sense of belonging

  • Neurodiversity in the workplace: guidance for managers

  • Equality Impact Assessment: how to​ develop a successful EIA framework

  • The Menopause: guidance for organisations​

  • Transgender Awareness: creating an inclusive culture

  • How to create and embed an inclusive workplace

  • How to create an effective Inclusion Strategy


We offer bespoke diversity and inclusion programmes.

Our bespoke D&I solution:

DEI manager in a box

Our DEI manager in a box™ packages provide a complete solution for DEI management in your organisation. These bespoke packages are designed to simplify your DEI efforts, improve organisational culture, increase employee satisfaction and boost overall business performance. 

Please email us at info@rq-consult.com for more information or book your free consultation.

Foundational DEI Transformation Package.

Diversity Recruitment and Retention Package.

For more information please contact us.

Cultural Competence and Inclusive Leadership Package.

Talk to us about your organisation's diversity and inclusion goals

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RQ Consult are experts in workplace inclusion.

Meet our principal consultant

Roda Ogunpehin (she/her) MSc, BA (Hons), AgilePM, CSTF.

With over 23 years professional experience, Roda has worked with major global organisations such as, JP Morgan, Deloitte, Nestlé, Guinness, Procter&Gamble, Direct Line Group, and the UK Civil Service. With her extensive background, she specialises in guiding organisations towards genuine cultural transformation. ​

RQ Consult are experts in workplace inclusion.

Testimonials

Tarnia Elsworth - Vice President, Lancaster & Morecambe Chamber of Commerce
Roda was thorough, professional, and expert in the DEI work that she did. Her response time was excellent, and I wouldn't hesitate to use Roda and her services in the future.
Helen Tebay - Director, The Sales Lady
Roda is "Ace" at what she does and tells you honestly what is needed for your business. I can see the value in the structure the EDI Policy gives...really happy with the results. Thank you Roda x.
Elize Amos - Owner, KA Productions
Excellent! EDI Strategy, approach and smooth communication. Their bespoke EDI programme is very effective. I highly recommend!
Stuart Franklin - Partner, MyUKVisas 
Very experienced and professional D&I service. 

RQ Consult blogs

RQ Consult article on Census Result 2021 Diversity and inclusion: What's Census got to do with it.

Confessions of a DEI expert

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RQ Consult article on Census Result 2021 Diversity and inclusion: What's Census got to do with it.

ADHD-Supporting women in the workplace

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RQ Consult article on Census Result 2021 Diversity and inclusion: What's Census got to do with it.

Harnessing the power of Disability Inclusion

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RQ Consult article on Census 2021 Diversity and Inclusion: A Key Component of Business Success.

Diversity and Inclusion: a key component of business success

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RQ Consult article on Census Result 2021 Diversity and inclusion: What's Census got to do with it.

What's census got to do with it? Part 1

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RQ Consult article on Census 2021 Diversity and Inclusion: A Key Component of Business Success.

What's census got to do with it? Part 2

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RQ Consult article on Census Result 2021 Diversity and inclusion: What's Census got to do with it.

Building an inclusive workplace: Strategies for fostering diversity, equity and belonging

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RQ Consult article on Census Result 2021 Diversity and inclusion: What's Census got to do with it.

Developing an effective inclusion strategy: Building a foundation for organisational success

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RQ Consult article on Census Result 2021 Diversity and inclusion: What's Census got to do with it.

"What Black History Month means to me"

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Tribunal cases

'Playing the race card' accusation is racist, judge rules.

Read article here.

Pregnant woman labelled 'emotional' at work says tribunal win was 'bittersweet.

Read full case here.

Settlement after facing allegations of race and religious discrimination.

Read more here.

Council found guilty of disability discrimination and harassment ordered to pay £4.6 million.

Read full case here.

A Manchester tribunal has ruled in favour of a police officer, citing direct disability discrimination.

Read full case here.

A female firefighter in Bristol won a sex discrimination case.

Read full case here.

A ruling shows need for sufficient support for returning to work after health challenges.

Read full case here.

West Midlands Police to pay £820,000 in sex discrimination case.

Read full article here.

Daera settles disability discrimination case for £50,000.

Read full article here.

Tribunal rules unfair dismissal in pregnancy-related case.

Read case here.

Verdict shows the importance of inclusion training in a disability discrimination case.

Read case here.

Ruling identified direct discrimination through racial profiling.

Read case here.

'Equality and diversity training' order in a race discrimination case.

Read article here.

Former employee was treated “less favourable” on the grounds of maternity.

Read article here.

Victory in unfair dismissal case. 

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Other news

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Lancaster and Morecambe Chamber of Commerce holds its first EDI Steering Group meeting with Roda Ogunpehin, Founder of RQ Consult also in attendance.

Read LinkedIn post here

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Perimenopausal women have 40% higher risk of depression, study suggests.

Read more here

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Women in wealthier areas are twice as likely to receive HRT, research finds.

Read more here

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

DWP - Recruiting, managing and developing disabled people: a practical guide for managers.

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Holland & Barrett trains 600 women’s health coaches to give in-store support.

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Ethnic minorities in England ‘need more GP visits’ before cancer diagnosis.

Read full article here

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

‘Danger zone’: the warnings designed to protect women at UK business events.

Read full article here

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

John Lewis seeks to ease job interview nerves by revealing questions online.

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

UK women ‘need to work extra 19 years to retire with same pension pot as men'.

Read full article here

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

EHRC backs sex and disability discrimination case due to the #menopause.

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Thailand in a historic step closer to marriage equality.

Read BBC article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Payout for Uber Eats driver over face scan bias case.

Read BBC article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

ChatGPT Introduces Read Aloud Feature for Accessibility.

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

"Technology must tackle bias in medical devices."

Read The Guardian article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Skills for Care reports ongoing challenges for Black, Asian and ethnic minority staff in social care.

Read full report here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

EHRC - Menopause in the workplace: Guidance for employers.

Read full guidance here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

EHRC: Guidance for employers. 

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Navigating "The Menopause Brain".

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Unpaid "emotional labour" - an added shift women take on in the workplace.

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The motherhood penalty deepens in the UK.

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Stonewall Article: 5 things you might have missed from the 2021 Census.

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Census 2021: How your area has changed in the last 10 years.

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Student uses podcast to "remove blindness stigma".

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

1 in 61 pregnant women say their boss insinuated they should have an abortion.

Read the report here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

'The wigs and prosthetics were meant for white people: A black woman on having cancer.'  

Read the BBC story here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

McDonald's workers speak out over sexual abuse claims.

Read the BBC article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Inclusive Britain: Responding to the government's progress updates.

Read EHRC blog here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Europe: Four cities putting disabled travellers first.

Read the article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Where now for workplace diversity after court’s affirmative action ruling?

Read The Guardian article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Meet Elin, The German Sesame Street’s first muppet with a disability.

Read article here.  [Image by NDR/Thorsten Jander]

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

UK mothers earned £4.44 less an hour than fathers in 2023, finds analysis.

 Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

#Aldi trials a quieter shopping experience for customers who require 'sensory-friendly' ambience.

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Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Ikea is to tackle sexual harassment after UK complaint.

Read the BBC article here

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Some Tesco stores to supply free sensory bags to help autistic children feel comfortable in store.

Read about one of the stores here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

"Iceland’s first full-day women’s strike in 48 years aims to close pay gap".

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The most common ageist jargon used in job advertisements in the UK. 

Read it here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Family of #HenriettaLacks  lawsuit settlement.

Read article here. [Image source: https://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/]

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

CFA Institute introduces its first-ever #Diversity, #Equity and #Inclusion Code in the UK. 

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

George at Asda launched new adapted clothing range for young people with disabilities. [Image by Freepik]

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

ChatGPT replicates gender bias in recommendation letters.

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

1 in 7 HR leaders believe men are better suited for top jobs. 

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

CEOs: time out of workforce widens gender gap.  [FT subscription applies]

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Equal Pay Day report reveals that UK women aged 40 and over won't see the pay gap close until pension age.

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The criteria for #DrivingDiversity are evolving, and it's not just about gender and ethnicity anymore.

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Gaming: Just Dance being made accessible to everyone.

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

The UK government has announced plans to reinstate essential EU equality laws.

Read  article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

More ethnic diversity in UK's largest businesses but still work to do, analysis suggests.

Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Paternity leave: Call for more help as fathers cannot afford time off.

Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Landmark review calls on employers to boost support for autistic people.

Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Employers must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ for women going through menopause.

Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

"When black women work in whiter teams, they may have worse job outcomes."

Read article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Sexual harassment in City has shifted from office to work trips, MPs told.

 Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Childcare key to greater female participation in workforce - CAI.

 Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

‘Absolutely shameful’ UK ethnicity pay gap persists, figures show.

 Read full case here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

British Sign Language to be offered as GCSE subject.

Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Minister uses sign language in parliament- a Common's first.

Read full article here.

Stonewall Article posted by RQ Consult experts in diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Four in five UK women say workplace support for menopause lacking – survey.

Read full article here.

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