Formal launch of Sainsbury’s Argos BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) Network!
The launch event was held at the Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre in Holborn, London, and was attended by over 100 colleagues from stores and various Argos offices across the country.
It was fantastic to see so many people from across the business interested in the diversity agenda from a BAME perspective, to hear the stories of BAME colleagues and peers and to hear so passionately from CEO John Rogers on the desire for the business to become more inclusive.
Rajesh Gupta and Sarah Nelson Top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders list
We want to be the most inclusive retailer where everyone can fulfil their potential, so we’re really proud to once again have two of our colleagues featured in the 2018’s Financial Times EMPower Top 100 Ethnic Minority Leaders list. This list recognises 100 senior role models who are helping to make the workplace a more welcoming place for ethnic minority employees.
We’d like to congratulate Rajesh Gupta, Head of Trading for Argos Financial Services and Sarah Nelson, Group Financial Controller on this brilliant achievement.
Eid, Rosh Hashanah and Diwali Celebrations at Argos
This year, for the first time, Argos celebrated 3 major festivals- Eid, Rosh Hashanah and Diwali, at its Head Office in Milton Keynes. There were traditional decorations and themed lunches in the office cafeteria.
Eid and Diwali were also celebrated across other office locations and some stores and our website showcased products that customers could use to search for gifts for these festivals.
Black History Month at Argos
Several events were organised at Argos to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of black people of African and Caribbean heritage during Black History month in October. There were online competitions that generated a lot of excitement across store colleagues, Caribbean inspired lunches and stalls and exhibitions in the Milton Keynes office where Black Businesses and Artists showcased their products and art.