Diversity & inclusion

We believe all our people should feel included and comfortable working here. And we do everything we can to make sure they do. Our aim is to create an environment where our colleagues, whatever their role, are able to grow, thrive, and be all they can be.

We’ve always been ahead of the curve when it comes to offering equality of opportunity. For example, we launched a pioneering project which staffed our Macclesfield store entirely with people over the age of 50 in 1989. And our commitment to equality goes far beyond age.

We promote inclusion, fairness, and respect by encouraging equality and diversity and eliminating unlawful discrimination for all. We respect and celebrate differences. And we’re proactive when it comes to removing discrimination in any of our policies, processes, or ways of working.


Applying for a job at B&Q

We want to ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants to all Kingfisher companies are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at recruitment@b-and-q.co.uk


Our key projects…

We’re a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer

Kingfisher partner with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Business Disability Forum (BDF). They help us to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and tech solutions to make our business an inclusive place for all.

Learn more about what it means to be a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer on the DWP website


Flexible working with Timewise

Work/life balance is important for wellbeing. Wherever possible, we’re flexible about time off and working patterns. We work with Timewise to make sure we’re getting flexible working right. And we’ve joined the Moving Up in Retail programme – an initiative focused on making it possible for people who work flexibly to progress in their careers.

For more information on Timewise, check out their website (https://timewise.co.uk/)


But there’s plenty more to do. With the help of our customers and colleagues, we’ll continue to make B&Q a good home for everyone.