Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality Review
Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality Review
Following discussion around tackling discrimination in the beer and pub industry CAMRA is launching an Inclusivity, Diversity and Equality Review Group to ensure members and non-members do not suffer discrimination and feel safe and welcome within the organisation and at its events.
The Group will be tasked to look at CAMRA’s existing equality and diversity policies and processes to identify any gaps, weakness or improvements that can be made. The Group will also review the organisation’s Disciplinary processes and policies to ensure nothing is discouraging people from reporting discrimination, harassment or abuse – and that when it is reported, it is being dealt with appropriately.
We have launched an open consultation that any CAMRA member or interested member of the public can take part in.
The open consultation will run until Monday 14 February.
Ways for people to respond
People will be able to respond by:
- completing this online survey
- emailing their response or feedback to IDEReview@camra.org.uk
- by post to IDE Review c/o Ellie Hudspith, CAMRA, 230 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW.
We can post hard copies of the consultation survey to members if requested. You can request a paper survey (if you are requesting it for someone else, please get their permission first) by emailing postal details to IDEReview@camra.org.uk, or by writing to IDE Review c/o Ellie Hudspith, CAMRA, 230 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 4LW.
Bianca Ambrose (she/her)
Bianca runs a women’s beer group for her local CAMRA branch. In her professional life she works as a social scientist for government, her volunteering roles include time as a school governor and trustee. In these roles Bianca has researched equality, diversity and inclusion issues, worked on widening access and inclusion in employment and education, and has built up an understanding of EqIAs, equality standards and public sector duties in this area.
A very active CAMRA member for 20 years in October 2021. I have spent hours sitting on a large number committees, even more hours working at beer festivals and have held various roles. As a former regional POTY Judge I like nothing better than a pint in one of the best pubs in the country and have visited every National POTY winner since the competitions inception. As a former CBOB Judge, beer quality at CAMRA beer festivals is of special interest to me and I have spent over 10 years honing my cooling and dispense skills. As a former RD working and communicating with others came naturally, so much so that I was overwhelmingly voted in for three, three year terms. This framework gives me a very broad perspective on the membership. What I want to focus on is the integration of all age groups.
I have been a member of Camra for 25 years. Since 1995 I have worked in the disability rights sector both on a paid and voluntary level. I am disabled myself with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. Since 1995 I have worked with several charities which work for disabled people and charities run by disabled people. My work has included public speaking, organising and hosting workshops on subjects like access to further education, moving out of home, access to employment and coping with bullying within the workplace.
Roy joined CAMRA in its very early days and apart from a short gap when he moved house and job has been a member ever since. He is on the committees and acts as editor for a number of sports organisations and is active in local government. He is currently Scrutiny Commissioner of his District Council and was until recently Chairman of the Licensing Committee. A campaigner on environmental matters his hobbies include hill walking, travel especially in the UK, cooking and conversation. He likes to ‘collect’ pubs and has a comprehensive catalogue of the better ones he has found. Favourite pastime; putting the world to rights in a good pub, with good company, quaffing real ale often with good pub grub.
Ellie is CAMRA’s Senior Campaigns Manager, and has worked in the CAMRA Campaigns Team for six years. Away from CAMRA, she was a District Councillor for two years, is a trained trainer, and volunteers providing training and mentoring services for the political party that she was a Councillor for. She has a detailed knowledge of standards procedures, complaints processes, and equalities duties of local authorities.
Abigail Newton – facilitator
Catherine Tonry (she/her)
Catherine is CAMRA’s Technical Director and the Festival Organiser of the Great British Beer Festival. For her day job she is a Senior Lecturer in Computational Science and Engineering at the University of Greenwich. She is an out queer trans woman and was previously the co-chair of her University’s, Stonewall award winning, LGBT+ Staff Network. As co-chair of the network she delivered EDI training with a focus on trans issues and staff networks to external organisations.
Dan Veal (he/him)
Dan is a Branch Chairman as well as being a member of the Young Members Advisory Group (YMAG). As part of his Education degree, Dan specialised in Disability and Special Needs Education and Practice. Away from CAMRA, he is a teacher with a wealth of training within equality, diversity and inclusion.