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Our commitment

To create meaningful change for our clients, our people and our communities, we need diverse talent and diverse ways of working. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where we can do our best work.

Our employees should be able to recognise themselves in our company policies and practices, regardless of factors like their religion, family responsibilities, gender identities and disabilities. We offer inclusive benefits and our remuneration structure was designed for our team, by our team, to be simple and transparent. This means that people at the same grade receive equal remuneration and comparable progression opportunities.

Click the link below to read more detail on our DE&I journey.


Diversity, equity and inclusion has long been a strategic priority for Gate One. We recognise that diversity of thought fosters high-performing teams, encourages innovation and, put simply, benefits everyone. We’ve always committed to offering an inclusive and transparent culture, where individual differences are respected and valued. United by our shared values, each of us at Gate One brings our own perspectives, ideas and skills to make meaningful impacts to our colleagues, clients and society. I'm proud to be our DE&I lead and it inspires me to collaborate with team members across all grades and functions, as we continue to progress on this journey.

Tim PhillipsManaging partner



We drive greater diversity, equity and inclusion for all our people who identify as being part of the pride community and groups within that. Over the past year, we’ve achieved many goals to increase awareness and inclusion for our pride community members, including the introduction of a new trans and gender-neutral parental leave policy and a variety of pride month socials.

Gender equity

We create a culture and space for open discussion as we continue to work towards gender equity and foster more connections across genders at Gate One. We’ve engaged people from across the business to help shape the gender equity plan for 2023.

Race and culture

We celebrate and champion ethnic diversity, and support equal opportunities across the business. Recent highlights include a podcast celebrating black contributions to British society and raising understanding of black history in general for Black History Month, marking cultural holidays including Eid, Diwali and Rosh Hashanah, and organising internationally themed dinner nights.

Disability and neurodiversity

We bring awareness of the issues that people with disabilities and neurodivergent problems face daily. We recently ran an event with a hearing-impaired individual who shared his story of living with a disability. The session aimed to educate us on the unique experiences of the deaf and hearing-impaired, and teach us how we can support our hearing-impaired colleagues.

Our DE&I targets

Below are some of the commitments through the ‘All-In Charter’, created for all agencies within Havas. We are committed to reaching these targets and report our progress to both the Gate One and Havas boards quarterly.

50% of women in the most senior roles in our business by 2025

25% black, asian and minority ethnic employees by 2025

At least 10% black, asian and minority ethnic employees in senior management by 2025

DE&I stories

We regularly take part in activities and share stories to support our DE&I ambitions.


Our recent activity

Learn more about us

If you’re looking for a company where you can work with interesting and influential organisations, continually learn and challenge yourself, and enjoy the support of wonderful colleagues, then look no further than Gate One.

Life at Gate One


Meet some of our team

Tim Phillips
Managing partner
Georgina Pipe
Stasia Smith-Turpin
Client Director
Kenya Flute
People and talent officer

If you would like to speak to us about our DE&I strategy, please contact Sonia Cochet.