The Mix approach

Helping you make the unconscious, conscious

Embracing diversity and inclusion isn’t just the right thing to do – it also gives you a strategic advantage. Organisations with diverse teams consistently outperform their competitors by fostering innovation, adaptability and creativity.

Our DEI consultancy services are designed to create real transformation. We set measurable goals and benchmarks, regularly monitoring progress to ensure that our strategies are making a tangible impact. By focusing on both short-term wins and long-term sustainability, we help your organisation achieve lasting change. Tailored ongoing support means we’re by your side as you implement strategies and initiatives. Our team provides regular check-ins, progress assessments, and timely adjustments to ensure your diversity and inclusion goals are being met. We understand that each organisation’s needs evolve, so our support adapts accordingly.

What you’ll get

We know that every organisation is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to diversity and inclusion. Our experienced consultants take the time to understand your company’s specific needs, challenges, and goals. Through comprehensive analysis, we identify areas of improvement and develop a roadmap for change.

Our strategies encompass everything from leadership development and employee training to creating inclusive policies and fostering diverse talent pipelines. Our signature practice areas include:

DEI Strategy and Plan

Keeping our finger on the pulse of D&I business practices, research, and trends is part of our raison d’etre and helps us to help you develop a clear strategy and plan. Learn more.


Using the ‘Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark’ and IAT tests we can audit where you are now to help you move forward confidently. Learn more.


From virtual sessions to half or full day workshops, we aim to surprise you with how engaging and fun we can make Diversity and Inclusion! Explore workshops.

Gender Pay Gap.

We help companies report, communicate, educate and then take action to move the needle on their Pay Gap numbers. More on Gender Pay Gap services.

Board Level Briefings.

Need buy-in from the top? Our compelling briefings engage on the business case for D&I, best practice, case studies and how to effectively communicate with employees on this topic. More on Board Level Briefings.

Diversity Councils and Meetings.

We have helped companies create, launch and build interest in specific Diversity Networks and D&I Ambassador Programmes, as well as providing speakers. View our work.

Retained consulting time

Sometimes we call this being a ‘critical friend’. You’ll be paired with one of our consultants who will commit a set amount of time to you a month (typically half a day). We’ll be there to help whenever and wherever you need it! Are you a D&I Lead making a presentation to your Board? You can rehearse it with us! Drafting a new strategy? Run it by us. Feeling the emotional burden of dealing with what can be upsetting DEI cases every day? Our consultants can be a friendly ear and a shoulder to lean on. Our Mix value ‘candid but kind’ really comes into play here – we’ll always be honest and recommend what best practice would be, but we’ll work alongside you to reach your goals.


the likelihood of companies with greater board-gender diversity financially outperforming those with less diversity on their board
McKinsey & Company, 2023


of institutional investors subject ESG to the same scrutiny as operational and financial considerations
2022 Edelman Trust Barometer


of global jobseekers have turned down or decided not to pursue a job opportunity because of a perceived lack of inclusion
McKinsey & Company, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

We provide DEI consultancy services to a wide range of global organisations, from huge pharmaceutical firms to Formula One teams, FMCG firms, financial institutions, hospitals, retail, healthcare… Any organisation that values creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment can benefit from our services.

Success is measured through a combination of quantitative and qualitative metrics. We use key performance indicators (KPIs) such as diversity representation, employee engagement and satisfaction scores, retention rates, and the effectiveness of DEI training programs. Additionally, we gather feedback through surveys, focus groups, and interviews to understand the impact of DEI initiatives on organisational culture and employee experiences. Regular monitoring and reporting help us track progress and make necessary adjustments.

The duration of our DEI consultancy engagements varies depending on the specific needs and goals of the organisation. Short-term engagements can last a few months, focusing on assessments and initial strategy development. Long-term partnerships, which include comprehensive implementation and ongoing support, can extend over several years. We work with each client to establish a timeline that aligns with their DEI objectives and resources.

Sustainability is achieved through continuous commitment, ongoing education, and regular evaluation. We help organisations build robust DEI frameworks that include clear policies, procedures, and accountability mechanisms. Providing training and development opportunities for leaders and employees ensures that DEI principles are consistently applied. Regularly monitoring progress and adjusting strategies based on feedback and data ensures that DEI initiatives remain relevant and effective over time.

Since our foundation in 2014, Mix has been the DEI Consultancy of choice for both public and private sector organisations, and many companies in the FTSE 100 & 250 and Fortune 1000. Organisations choose us for our holistic and customised approach to DEI; they stay with us for our commitment to ongoing support and continuous improvement, which ensures organisations achieve lasting, meaningful change.

Because we’re built from expert communicators and facilitators with lived experience, the Mix team is uniquely placed to help people shift their perceptions and foster real change. There are no box-tickers here: we put real thought into what we do – creating usable, bespoke DEI solutions that actually make a difference. Read more about us.

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Thought leadership

Resources and news on everything DEI

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Is The DEI Backlash A Genuine Concern?

Mix CEO and co-founder Hayley Barnard takes a deep-dive into the ‘DEI backlash’ and asks – why do leading politicians and cultural figures seem to be targeting DEI? And how do we respond?

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Understanding the Models of Disability: The Importance of Reasonable Adjustments

The models of disability help us understand how society defines and talks about disability. There are four main models we will discuss: the medical model, the charity model, the social model, and the celebratory model. Find out more in our quick guide.

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“I Don’t Care Who You Are, I Just Need You To Do Your Job”

DEI consultant and speaker Tom Crawford explains why not caring who your employees are is a problem for leaders. And how understanding employee motivations, self-awareness and role-modelling makes for a more inclusive workplace.

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