Diversity Statement

The UK Professional Pole Championships expresses diversity through the commitment to equality, treating all individuals with respect and actively seeking to represent all communities within the pole industry.

The UK Professional Pole Championships is committed to developing a rich culture and a healthy environment in which every participant including, but not limited to, judges, stall holders, volunteers, and competitors, is treated fairly and with respect.

Diversity at The UK Professional Pole Championships refers to all the characteristics that make individuals different from each other. It includes characteristics or factors such as religion, race, ethnic origin, language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other potential factor of difference.

The UK Professional Pole Championships understands that the wide range of experiences and perspectives resulting from such diversity promotes innovation and business success. Diversity makes us creative, productive, responsive and creates a safe space for all to be involved.

The UK Professional Pole Championships are apposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and everyone involved will be treated fairly and with respect.

The UK Professional Pole Championships is committed to:

  • Create an environment in which the individual differences and contributions of all involved are recognised and valued
  • Create an environment that promotes dignity and respect for everyone involved in any capacity.
  • Attract and retain a skilled and diverse range of judges, competitors, stall holders, and volunteers.
  • Ensure appropriate selection criteria based on diverse skills, experience and perspectives is used when hiring new judges. Applications will not include any direct or inferred discrimination.