Further Information & FAQs
I’m a start up or small business and my budget is low but equality is important to me. Can you help?
Yes. We want to be accessible to everyone. We are pleased to offer payment by way of 3 instalments to those in their first year of business. Please email us by clicking here so that we can set up a payment plan for you. Please note that payment by instalments will be made by way of recurring invoices sent by email with the ability to pay by debit/credit card either online or over the phone . Up front payments can now be made directly through our website.
What does ‘A comprehensive inclusivity language review of your business’ mean?
This means that our team will conduct a detailed review of your website or main business page, your customer booking form, and your Terms & Conditions /Contract in order to provide you with specific recommendations that fit your business i.e. we will apply our insight and knowledge to your business.
What does ‘Recommendations in an easy to read format’ mean?
We do our utmost to make our recommendations as simple as possible and easy to digest because we know how busy you are. We will refer to specific sections of your business, and providing page numbers where possible. Where we recommend changes, we will provide alternative paragraph wording that can easily be copied and pasted, if you choose to adopt them and we will provide more than one alternative, if possible, so as to give you options.
What else will your review provide?
Our review recommendations will be sent to you in a report format. It will include our specific recommendations and a whole host of helpful information for you to read and hopefully adopt at your leisure. It will also include our Core Values, which we require our members to embrace (although you probably already do). It is not a requirement however that you publish these anywhere in your business but you are welcome to if you like.
I’d like to add your Core Values to my website, what do I need to know?
You are permitted to copy and paste our Core Values and add them to your website and/or your business documentation. We simply ask that you provide us with the necessary copyright notice which will be included in your report. We also ask that you do not change the wording of our Core Values.
What else can I expect in your report?
As well as recommendations specific to your business, we will also include, at the very least, the following:
A section called, Don’t Assume; Do Ask, which provides basic tips on how to take the lead from your couples;
A list of gender identities with our understanding of each;
A list of sexual orientation terms with our understanding of each;
A brief explanation of our understanding of personal pronouns, i.e. he/his, she/her, they/them, with examples;
A brief list of honourifics/titles i.e. Mr, Mrs, Mx, with our understanding of each;
A detailed list of recommended word/phrase swaps, (wedding industry specific and general), which includes alternative terms for Bride, Groom, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen (also a great source of inspiration for new inclusive products and/or stationery and an opportunity to collaborate with us on new designs); and
A section detailing further useful resources which includes recommendations for LGBTQ legal experts and further diversity training and/or knowledge.