Team Love is a small, independent company started by a group of friends that has expanded over the past 10 years.  The nature of our company’s foundations, growth and place within the sector as a whole has often seen us operating within closed networks.  We recognise that we must actively seek to address this issue.

We want to use our platform to increase representation within the events industry – behind the scenes and at the forefront – inviting those from all walks of life to have a seat at the table to ensure the future is inclusive and diverse.

Our aspiration is to open up our workforces, partnerships and audiences to the widest range of people from the locale in which we are operating, through employment, training, inclusive recruitment and opportunities for all.

We are actively promoting changes around diversity and inclusion across all areas of our organisation, embedding them into our event plans, company policies and communications. For Team Love, diversity and inclusion refers to specific actions.  We have created a set of Guiding Principles that summarise what we’re working towards for all of our projects. They will be used as a checklist during both planning and evaluation to ensure that we continue to make progress across every event:

We are inspired by bringing together culture and community through a range of festivals and events across Bristol, the UK and Europe. We want our spaces to be inclusive of people from all backgrounds, diverse in output and a place where people can come together and share their knowledge, experience and culture in a space that is open and accessible for all.

We are committed to this work and see it as a priority for Team Love that must involve and engage our full team.  We understand that it is an ongoing process and will regularly check  progress as part of our annual review.