At JTP, we realise that it is important to practise what you preach. To this end we have taken steps to create a diverse, inclusive, sustainable and enjoyable working environment, whilst at the same time minimising our carbon footprint, embedding quality and design excellence throughout our projects and implementing measures that stimulate and engage our talented teams. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions posed unparalleled challenges and changes to our way of life and the way in which we have subsequently worked for the last two years. This new hybrid way of working was a quick transition, but we were adamant to continue our ambitions to be a collaborative, supportive, social and learning environment for our people. We encourage better work/life balance to tackle the long-hours culture of the built environment and strive to advance and celebrate our talented female professionals who make up 50% of our employees, 33% at Board level and 56% at Associate level. We are proud to have our annual salary review process ensuring we achieve this by guaranteeing male and female counterparts receive equal pay. The values of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) remain embedded in JTP’s core principles. Our EDI Charter is a public statement, signed by Partners and Directors, that sets out our commitment to create an equal, diverse and inclusive workplace and our determination to positively influence diversity in the wider architectural industry. Our established EDI group – which is represented by employees and works with the Managing Partner and HR/Operations Partner – examines how we can improve EDI internally and externally. We commit to upholding the values of the RIBA Inclusion Charter and help to break down barriers to create a more inclusive profession. An active member of the Architecture Race Forum, we work with the group to encourage diversity and inspire change. Our success is due to the effort and ability of the talented people who work at JTP. We believe in sharing our success with those who contribute to it and have a generous benefits package to reward our employees which is detailed further in our entry submission. The continuous development of our people and supporting employees in identifying and meeting their development needs is another important aspect of our work. We allocate an annual budget for training, run a programme of professional support and knowledge sharing activities and offer sponsorship and support to employees undertaking their examination in professional practice. These initiatives highlight JTP’s commitment to create an equal, inclusive and rewarding workplace for all our employees and our ambitions to positively influence and encourage diversity in the wider architectural industry and in the places that we create.