Investors in Diversity for Small Business Stage 1

Investors in Diversity for Small Business Level 2

As with the Investors in Diversity Award, the Investors in Diversity for Small Businesses Award is a national equality standard which provides an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) framework designed to help schools review their current EDI approaches and plan further development and embedding.


  • identify gaps in policies, procedures and practices, which could enable you to improve customer service and business performance;
  • build your credentials (upon successful achievement) so that you can compete for public sector contracts;


  • We carry out a diagnostic (an online survey for all staff), which helps you understand where you are now.
  • Successful organisations will receive:
  • accreditation for 24 months;
  • a certificate of achievement of ‘Investors in Diversity for Small Businesses’;
  • an ‘Investors in Diversity for Small Businesses’ plaque.

Process and Time Commitments:

  • 20 minutes per person to complete the diagnostic;
  • Successful organisations achieve the accreditation for 24 months.

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