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In our latest video announcement, Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, extends his gratitude to the new Members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. He acknowledges their dedication to upholding good employment practices throughout the challenges of the past year.

He also celebrates that the total Member count of the Charter is now over 100. Achieving Membership is no small feat, and this number is testament to the growth of the Charter, which could only have been achieved with the support and commitment of organisations across our city-region, as well as the hard work of the Charter team, the Technical Panel and Board.

By organisations demonstrating commitment to good employment practice, we are directly improving the lives of our residents, and making this a region of employment excellence.

For their great practice across the seven key characteristics of the Charter, the following organisations are actively contributing to the positive momentum we've been building.

The new Members are:


The commitment of these organisations impacts more than 9,000 employees, who now enjoy the benefits of good employment, including fair and secure work, and fair pay.

Advancing from Supporter to Member status requires employers to undergo a comprehensive assessment and a technical panel review to ensure alignment with the Charter's seven characteristics of Good Employment.

The Charter's objective is to elevate employment standards across Greater Manchester and contribute to the prosperity of the region's economy. Employers embarking on this journey can initially participate as Supporters, accessing a range of resources and support to enhance their practices, before progressing to Members who can demonstrate employment excellence across multiple areas. Learn more and get involved.

We were already Supporters of the Charter, so it was the natural next step to become Members. Fundamentally, we align with the purpose of the Charter, ensuring great standards of employment are met, and that those standards are reflected and benefit people, society, and the economy

AEW Architects - Karey Wardhaugh, People Manager

I am really proud that EMERGE has been accredited by the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, it recognises the efforts that we have invested in building a fair and inclusive workplace, fostering an environment that provides opportunities for everyone.

Emerge Manchester - Lucy Danger, CEO

Championing good employment and ethical recruitment has been at the heart of our business since we started. Our people values underpin the type of company we want to be - as an employer, but also as the driver for our growth strategy, how we deliver recruitment services and the type of customers we want to work with.

Grassroots Recruitment - Caroline Patten, Co-Founder and Director

We are delighted to be members of the Good Employment Charter. It's a testament to our values, our team and the communities we work with. We will continue to grow and lead with compassion, creativity and commitment to inclusive opportunities and employment.

Healthy Me, Healthy Communities - Hollie Louise Walsh, Deputy CEO

We are delighted to have achieved Member status of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and thrilled to be one of the first Greater Manchester colleges to receive this recognition. We pride ourselves on being a good employer and are fully committed to staff engagement, always appreciating the importance of the health and wellbeing of our staff teams and the value that this brings to our College Community.

Hopwood Hall College - Julia Heap, Principal and Chief Executive

Having the Good Employment Charter membership for IPOS endorses the fact that my employer puts us first with a supportive culture and emphasis on personal development and wellbeing. We are encouraged to learn and develop whilst being rewarded with trust, flexibility and fair pay in our day-to-day work.

IPOS - Jo Saul, Finance Manager

We are extremely proud to become committed members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, where we can confidently demonstrate how we truly value the importance of a hardworking, loyal and dedicated team, who go above and beyond day in, day out putting patients at the heart of all that we do.

Kumar Family Practice - Beth Caldwell, Practice Manager

At Salix Homes, we pride ourselves on being a great place to work, offering an inclusive and supportive working environment and providing our employees with opportunities to grow and thrive... We look forward to continuing to embrace the principles of the Charter to further develop and enhance our working practices.

Salix Homes - Sue Sutton, Chief Executive

We are delighted to become members of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter and are proud & privileged to be the first school to join the charter. This achievement recognises the work we undertaken to be responsible employers. Our vision of ‘achievement and success for all’ is there not just for our pupils but also our staff.

Thomasson Memorial School - Nicola Runcie, Assistant Headteacher