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The Clear Company & The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI)


The Clear Company is the brain child of Kate and Gareth Headley. As recruitment professionals, they realised the difficulties that organisations face in recruiting diverse talent and set about creating the tools and resources that businesses need to maximise their access to talent.

A nationally-recognised expert and auditor in diversity in recruitment, Kate works extensively with government & business in developing inclusive best practice.

She is a fully qualified HR professional who, following an early career in the private sector (Marks & Spencer) and the public sector (Manchester City Council) has spent over 15 years specialising in recruitment and diversity. Her passion and expertise in this area means that she is a sought-after speaker and advisor, helping to spread the word of the benefits of being diversity-confident to UK plc.

Kate is a key member of The Department of Work and Pensions Disability Employer Engagement Steering Group and is currently helping to create a platform for individual MPs to activate and support diversity best practice in their constituencies.