Equality & Diversity Policy

Our Commitment to Equality and Respect: A Foundation for Success

At Nichol & Hill we are committed to nurturing a supportive and inclusive culture throughout our workforce. We recognise that diversity enriches our workplace and are dedicated to promoting an environment free from discrimination.

Our Commitment

We aim to provide equal opportunity to all employees, job applicants and stakeholders and ensure our workforce reflects the diverse community we serve. Our goal is to foster a workplace where everyone is respected, valued and can thrive.

Policy Statement

Nichol & Hill is committed to equality and fairness for all employees and applicants without discrimination or less favourable treatment based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We stand against all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Scope of the Policy

All employees, whether part-time, full-time or temporary, are to be treated fairly and with respect. Employment decisions, including those regarding selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefits, will be based on merit, experience and abilities.

Key Commitments

  • To appreciate and value the differences and contributions of all team members.
  • To promote a workplace where dignity and respect are fundamental.
  • To enforce a zero-tolerance policy towards intimidation, bullying, and harassment, taking disciplinary actions against those who violate this policy.
  • To ensure all staff have access to the same training, development, and progression opportunities.
  • To conduct regular reviews of our employment practices and procedures to guarantee their fairness.


This policy will be made available on the Nichol & Hill website to reach employees, partners, customers, and job applicants effectively. It is fully endorsed by our senior management and will be monitored and reviewed annually to foster ongoing promotion of equality and diversity.

Feedback and Grievance Mechanisms

We encourage those who experience discrimination to speak out, enabling us to address and rectify such issues. We maintain a clear process for reporting and handling grievances related to equality and diversity, which is communicated to all staff.

Legal Compliance

Our policy complies with UK laws and regulations on workplace equality and diversity, including the Equality Act 2010.

Data Protection and Privacy

We handle personal data related to this policy in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act, ensuring privacy and confidentiality.