Wednesday 20th December, 2017: Today, super-indie, Argonon Group, releases the results of its 2017 diversity report after the launch of Argonon For Everyone in 2016 – a campaign established to find, support and nurture a diverse team across the group, which is made up of Leopard Pictures, Leopard USA, Remedy Productions, Remedy Canada, Transparent Television, Windfall Films, Barefaced, Bandicoot, Blacklisted Films and joint venture BriteSpark Films.

As set out in 2016 with the launch of Argonon For Everyone, Argonon conducted a group-wide survey (September 2016) and committed to a series of diversity goals. Argonon is now able to report on the 2017 survey (completed 3rd November 2017), the achievements against objectives, new processes and schemes that have been implemented – evaluating how the Group has delivered on its diversity commitment aimed towards Argonon’s 2020 targets.

One year on, key findings and achievements include*:

James Burstall, CEO of Argonon, says: “As a group, we’ve made great progress, with increased numbers of representation of BAME and disabled staff as well as females. At executive level we have seen an increase in female representation as well as numbers of individuals from Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups – but there’s still a wealth
of diverse talent out there waiting to be tapped and a lot more to be done.

It’s my continued aim for us to be a leading example among media groups, working collaboratively with others in the industry to make our teams more diverse and produce content that truly reflects the world we now live in.”

2018 Objectives – highlights:

* The results reflect the numbers of current Argonon employees who responded to the survey