At Direct Line Group we remain committed to playing an important role in supporting the Leeds economy. As well as investing in physical bricks and mortar, with the stated aim of providing world class offices, we fully support the Grant Thornton led initiative to create inclusive growth in the city, with our Business Services Director, Christian Davis a member of the working party. We work closely with Creating Inclusive Cultures in Leeds, which is a collaboration of companies and employers who are committed to realising the benefits of diversity and inclusion to position their cities as business powerhouses. We are also dedicated to playing a key role in supporting the Leeds Council bid for the 2023 City of Culture.
Our development of new technologies, such as Robotic Process automation requires us to attract new skills to the area to help us build on this great advancement in our business. We have identified Leeds as a core location for attracting graduates as well as a variety of apprenticeship roles. Our development of the HR and Finance function has allowed us to bring in new talent to enable us to provide first class support to our colleagues across the UK community-based organisations, events and galas.