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The Most Improved Charter Signatory is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our signatories in improving gender balance  (Open to Charter Signatories Only).

How to nominate

Nominating your organisation is simple, but we advise that you read this first! 

To nominate, follow these easy steps: 

• Provide the contact details of the organisation you are nominating, please note the need to confirm that you have their agreement to participate. 

• Tell us briefly why you think they deserve to be nominated (the citation part of the nomination form). 

• Provide your own contact details. 

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What the Judges Look For 
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What goes in the citation
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Please note:

1. Your nomination should go through your point of contact for the Charter to ensure only one nomination is submitted per organisation.

    2. In order to be nominated for this award, the organisation must be a Charter Signatory and have committed to:

These are the minimum criteria that a nominating organisation is expected to meet.

a. Nominating a member of the Senior Executive Committee to be accountable for gender diversity and inclusion

b. Setting internal targets, where appropriate, for gender diversity in senior management

c. Publishing progress annually against any targets in reports on our Charter website

d. Having an intention to ensure the pay or the objectives of the senior executive team are linked to delivery of any internal targets on gender inclusion and diversity

The Signatories:
  • QA

  • QinetiQ

  • Raytheon UK

  • RDUK - Rheinmetall UK

  • Renaissance Strategic Advisors

  • Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land


  • Rolls Royce

  • Royal Air Force

  • Royal Navy

  • Saab UK

  • Safran

  • Scientific Management International Ltd

  • Serco

  • Sharing in Growth

  • Strategic Command

  • Thales UK

  • TMD Technologies

  • Turner & Townsend

  • Ultra

  • Vysiion

  • Walker Precision Engineering

  • Fujitsu

  • General Dynamics

  • GKN Aerospace

  • Harquebus

  • improbable 

  • Jacobs

  • JJ Churchill

  • KBR

  • Leidos

  • Leonardo

  • Lockheed Martin UK

  • Manpower Group

  • Marshall Aerospace and Defence


  • Ministry of Defence

  • Mott MacDonald

  • MRL Public Sector Consultants

  • Northrop Grumman

  • Oxley Group 

  • PA Consulting

  • Pearson Engineering

  • PWC

  • AACE

  • ADS

  • Airbus

  • Aquila

  • Arcadis

  • Atkins

  • Atlas Elektronik UK

  • Babcock

  • BAE Systems

  • BMT

  • Boeing Defence UK

  • Boeing in the UK

  • Boyden

  • British Army

  • Britten-Norman Ltd

  • Cervus Defence and Security Ltd

  • Cohort PLC

  • Cranfield University

  • D Group

  • DE&S 

  • DSTL

  • Ferranti Technologies