An International Women's Day panel event
Immediate staff celebrate at a volleyball match during the annual IM summer party
An Immediate emplyee celebrates at the annual Christmas party
The Hub at Vineyard House

Our people are our biggest asset

Creating a diverse and supportive company culture where our people feel included, valued and developed, is a founding principle for Immediate. We work hard to create an environment where people learn and develop, want to give their best every day and thrive while working at Immediate.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion underpins our company values and behaviours. We believe that when people with different backgrounds and perspectives work together, we can create the most value for our people, readers, customers and society.

Equitable processes

As a people-centric organisation, creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels supported, valued and developed, is a strategic priority for us. We continually review our policies to support all, covering areas from neurodiversity to menopause and transitioning. Our range of benefits include enhanced family, surrogacy and care leave, as we look to support our people at all stages of their lives.

Our commitment to corporate diversity

We want to make sure we have fairness and equality across all levels of our company. As part of this, we publish our ethnicity pay gap report, alongside our gender gap statistics, on an annual basis.

We know we still have work to do to close our pay gap and are committed to doing so. To help us, we’ve pledged to 50% representation of women in our leadership and top-paid roles, and 20% ethnically diverse leaders by 2028.

Immediate Media's Diwali Celebrations at Vineyard House. Tuesday 14th November 2023.

Partner organisations

We’re proud to work in collaboration with the following organisations:  

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Community and belonging

As part of our commitment to creating a truly supportive, equitable and diverse culture, we’ve established seven network groups at Immediate. They provide an open environment for people to network, mentor and exchange ideas, solutions and experiences – and importantly, help influence positive action and change.

  • IM Family Network Group Logo, Immediate Media Co.

    IM Family

    This group champions family-friendly practices, supporting parents and carers across Immediate. It educates the business and guides policy to be inclusive of those with caring responsibilities.

  • IM Woman Network Group Logo, Immediate Media Co.

    IM Woman

    The IM Woman network empowers and supports all women at Immediate, advocating for gender equity and woman-friendly working practices.

  • IM Minds & Bodies Network Group Logo, Immediate Media Co.

    IM Minds and Bodies

    IM Minds and Bodies supports members and educates the business on visible and invisible disabilities, including neurodiversity, while also ensuring our brands and products are accessible to all.

  • IM Proud Network Group Logo, Immediate Media Co.

    IM Proud

    IM Proud serves as a safe space for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, advocating for an inclusive and equal workplace for all genders and sexual identities.

  • Multicultural @ Immediate Network Group Logo, Immediate Media Co.

    Multicultural @ Immediate

    This group is a safe space to discuss, question, challenge and act where necessary, to promote race equality and diversity. MC@IM actively encourages allies to join the group to help influence change and promote equality and diversity at Immediate.

  • Menopause Network Group Logo, Immediate Media Co.


    This group provides a safe, respectful and confidential space to discuss the menopause, perimenopause and hormonal health.

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    Women in Tech

    Our purpose is to retain women in Product and Tech and accelerate and support women’s development. We offer peer support and a forum to surface needs and issues. We influence and recommend processes and initiatives that create fair opportunities and diversity of thought.


We believe we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on the world and be more sustainable in everything we do. We’re working hard to reduce our emissions by 30% by 2030 and to be net zero by 2045. Our people are key to influencing this change, so we’re giving them the knowledge, tools and resources to help combat the climate emergency, both at home and at work. We offer:

  • Climate literacy training to understand the science of climate change.
  • Department specific training – whatever your job is, you will be equipped with insights and actions to act with the planet in mind.
  • Regular sessions with Couch to Carbon Zero, offering tips and advice on how to be more sustainable in your home life, from banking and energy to fast fashion and travel.
  • Regular Lunch and Learn sessions.

We also offer:

  • The option to opt into an ethical pension 
  • A cycle to work scheme
  • Showers and changing rooms
  • Electric vehicle charging points

We’re also committed to a greener workplace. All our offices are powered by 100% renewable energy, with low energy lighting installed throughout, with sensor activated lights and air conditioning to reduce energy consumption. When it comes to food and drink, we always offer vegan and vegetarian options, and no single-use products in our subsidised canteen. We donate all leftover food to local food waste charity, Olio, and have a zero-to-landfill policy.

Love Learning

We want our people to learn and grow whilst at Immediate and invest in their development to give them the skills, tools and experience to thrive in their careers. 

We offer everyone access to our online learning platform, so they can curate their own learning and development plans, in addition to in-person learning opportunities focused on key skills. We invest in our people and managers to develop skills we need today and in the future, including those around data, video and AI. 

Learning together, to create new connections and a shared sense of discovery and innovation, is also hugely important at Immediate. We host company-wide learning days and initiatives, as well as workshops and events to support people’s personal development and wellbeing. 

Two Immediate employees work in The Hub space at Vineyard House


Making a positive contribution to our local community is really important to us. Throughout the year, we work closely with charities and groups in our area to help support the important and valuable work they do in our communities, including an annual summer volunteering programme, which we encourage all our people take part in.

The groups and charities we support include:

  • Solidarity Sports supporting children recovering from complex trauma
    Barons Court Project – the only day care centre in Hammersmith and Fulham supporting the homeless and vulnerable
  • The Marmalade Trust – the leading charity for loneliness
  • SOBUS – a Community and Development Agency for Hammersmith and Fulham  
Outreach 2024, Immediate Media Co.

Recent awards

We’re proud of the awards our brands, teams and individuals have won – including being awarded the UK’s 4th best place to work in the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards 2022. 

See a list of all our recent award wins
  • PPA Awards 2023

    Employer of the Year | Team of the Year – B2C (

    PPA Awards
  • AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2023 

    Employer Excellence Award | Best Online Brand: Consumer (BBC Good Food) | Editorial Team of the Year (BBC Good Food & olive)

    AOP Digital Publishing Awards
  • Drum Awards for Online Media 2023 

    Branded Content Team of the Year (Imagine)

    The Drum Awards for Online Media
  • Publisher Podcast Awards 2023 

    Best Food & Drink Podcast (BBC Good Food Podcast) | Best Hobbies & Special Interest Podcast (The HistoryExtra Podcast)

    The Podcast Publisher Awards
  •  PPA Awards 2022 

    Writer of the Year (Melissa Thompson, BBC Good Food) | Media Brand of the Year (BBC Good Food) | Editor of the Year (Lily Barclay, and | Campaign of the Year (Monty Don Book Campaign, BBC Gardeners’ World) | Team of the Year (Immediate People Team)

    PPA Awards
  • British Media Awards 2022 

    Marketing Team of the Year, Consumer Media (Subscriptions)

    British Media Awards
  • Publisher Podcast Awards 2022

    Best Hobbies & Special Interest Podcast (BBC Gardeners’ World Podcast)

    The Publisher Podcast Awards
  • Management Today DE&I Leadership Awards 2022 

    Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (IM Community) 

    Management Today


  • Headshot of David Reay, Group People Director, Immediate Media Co.

    David Reay

    People Director

  • Dominic Lobley

    Director of Communications

  • Ridhi Radia

    Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Ali Foster-Grose

    Director of Events & Outreach