London Sock Company, Co-Founder

Ryan Palmer London Sock Company Co-Founder

Ryan says: “We’ve always felt strongly that creating an equal and diverse team of people, with different personalities and at varied stages of their career, really helps to create a more creative environment.

“It not only makes our team more exciting, but has helped us attract a wider range of candidates over the years.

“I feel like it means the team naturally feel more comfortable and happy – there is greater respect, support and positivity.

“It has been shown time and time again that inclusive and diverse workplaces typically have lower employee turnover.

“On a completely fundamental level, it is extremely shortsighted to not build your business around equality, diversity and inclusivity. Women are hugely influential when it comes to making purchasing decisions – companies that fail to include women on the inside will not appeal to women on the outside.

“I am proud that, despite being a men-focused sock brand, 50% of our team is female.”