West of England Good Employment Charter

West of England Good Employment Charter
Growth Hub
Growth Hub
Growth Hub

The West of England Good Employment Charter will set the standard for working practices in the region.

Supporting businesses of any size or sector to improve investment in their staff, enabling more inclusive, equitable and sustainable working practices, positively benefitting people, society, and the wider economy. 

Good employment isn’t just the ‘right’ thing to do, it also helps employers achieve more and contributes to a thriving economy. These are just some of the ways joining the Charter and being an employer of choice could benefit your business:

  1. Higher staff retention rates
  2. Better productivity
  3. Healthier workplace culture
  4. Top talent chooses you

The Good Employment Charter aims to support employers to create workplaces that embrace the characteristics of good employment. The Charter is based on seven characteristics of good employment including security, flexibility, wellbeing and development. By making a pledge to meet these good employment standards, participating businesses can become an ‘employer of choice’.

Delivered by the West of England Combined Authority, the Good Employment Charter is driven to develop diverse, equitable and truly inclusive employment practices across the West of England.

Eligibility requirements

The Charter is free to join and open to all businesses in all sectors in the West of England region: Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset.

Growth Hub
Growth Hub
Growth Hub
The West of England Growth Hub is the West of England Combined Authority’s dedicated business support service. 360-degree business support We provide tailored support, expert guidance and access to finance and support programmes to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). We bring together local and national business support in one place, making it easy for you to find what you need. Free service We are a free and impartial service open to all businesses, from all sectors. We offer help to businesses throughout Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We will connect you to the best public and private sector partners and suppliers to help your business develop and grow. One-to-one business support Free, one-to-one business advice is also available through the Growth Hub. Our Enterprise Advisors will help you : Access development programmes and funding Connect to support, advice and guidance from our expert partners Identify the challenges and opportunities for your business Benefit from support networks, events and peer support. We’d also like to invite you to explore our suite of online tools, training and services. These have been made available to you by our expert partners. Contact us today Please contact us by email at with your query and contact details. Please include your business name, sector, the address of your registered offices and telephone/email contact details. To contact us by telephone, please call 0117 456 6955 between 9:30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please note our phone lines may be busy during this period. If you’re unable to reach us immediately, please email us at and we’ll arrange a time to call you back.

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