With headquarters in the traditional Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, you might be forgiven for thinking Inhealthcare lives up to stereotype. In reality, our digital health company is becoming a model of diversity and inclusion from our senior management to our team of tech operatives.
Half of our senior managers are women. They are head of marketing Louise Ashton, head of commercial operations Charli Land, business development director Georgia Middleton and head of HR Nichola Wake. They work alongside product director Jamie Innes, chief executive Bryn Sage and chief technology officer Michael Wray.
We are bringing on new talent at the company and, helped by our flexible working policies and latest communications technologies, we are recruiting people from beyond the normal travel-to-work catchment area. Inhealthcare has created 20 new jobs this year to meet growing NHS and private sector demand for our digitally inclusive remote patient monitoring and virtual wards services, taking headcount to 55.
For entry level roles, we often hire on aptitude rather than experience, focusing on the person, their drive to succeed and what they will add to our organisation. Many of our senior managers started out in junior roles and progressed through the company. Our CEO is a big believer in social mobility: he began his working life as a 16-year-old electrical engineering apprentice.
Some 15 per cent of our people are from ethnic minority backgrounds, which is around five times the average for Harrogate and North Yorkshire. We recognise that diversity and inclusion boosts business performance and helps us to design and deliver technologies that meet the needs of the UK population at large.
Our approach seems to be working. Staff turnover level is two per cent, way below the UK average of around 15 per cent. To find out more about working at our dynamic company, please visit