Gordon Ffrench Associates Ltd was founded in 2001. The company has established an excellent reputation for the delivery of outstanding consultancy services in the areas of equality, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding.

The company's success and achievements have been built on the successful delivery of high calibre staff training and consultancy services in both the public and private sectors. We have worked nationally and internationally for over 500 organisations in England, Wales, the Channel Islands, Italy, Austria, Germany, St Helena in the South Atlantic and the United States.

Clients have included local and national government, the National Health Service, National Fire & Rescue Service, National College of Policing, Secondary Schools, Further and Higher Education Institutions, Legal & Accountancy firms and many other influential companies, insitutions and organisations.
We offer assistance to ensure the delivery of the following ‘Core Competences’
Leadership and People Management
Strategic Planning
Change and Crisis Management
Quality Management
Inspection Experience and Knowledge
New Technology Innovation
Curriculum Development
Widening Participation/Inclusion/Community Cohesion
Best Practice/HR
Partnership working with External Stakeholders

The services we currently offer include:



Public & Private Sector Organisations
  • Drafting polices and operational plans.
  • Quality audits and compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
  • Training staff in effective Safe Guarding practices, ensuring a full understanding of an organisation’s ‘Vicarious Liability’ and ‘Duty of Care’.
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion compliance for all tender applications.
  • Assisting Human Resource departments with complex staff grievance, disciplinary, and employment tribunal cases by providing expert advice on all aspects of discrimination and discriminatory practices.
  • Coaching and mentoring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisors and those with a specialist brief to ensure equality and diversity is effectively promoted and embedded in all aspects of an organisation’s service delivery.
  • Design, develop and implement policy and practice at both strategic and operational levels for the 'outstanding' delivery and management of equality, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding.
  • Development of complex management reports and associated data collection systems linked to equality performance indicators.
Educational Institutions
  • Effective strategies to support the education of young people in danger of social exclusion and isolation.
  • Staff development training initiatives for ‘Drive to Outstanding’ (D2O), in teaching and learning.
  • Development of individual teaching staff to Grade 1/Outstanding, (one to one coaching).
  • Training to ensure equality, diversity, inclusion and safeguarding are fully embedded in the curriculum and in all aspects of an organisations service delivery.
  • Facilitation and delivery of seminars and workshops with a specific focus on unconscious bias, equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Analysing equality data to ensure successful strategies for the narrowing of achievement gaps.
  • Benchmarking and target setting for equality and diversity in organisational development.
  • Full legal compliance for equality, diversity & inclusion - ‘prevention, pro-action, promotion’.
  • Preparation for OFSTED inspection.
Current Projects:

United Kingdom Sailing Association, Isle of Wight:
Delivering on-going staff development training to UKSA Instructors, Teachers and Lecturing staff. We are also delivering sessions on the 'Prevent Duty & British Values' to Students on the UKSA NCS project. Visit the UKSA site here.

Cornerstone Research:
Economic consulting firm specialising in financial analysis and expert testimony: Currently delivering Executive Coaching and staff development training to Cornerstone staff covering equality, diversity, inclusion and Unconscious Bias.