Culture & Values

We believe that a diverse, motivated, and supported workforce is vital to connecting with our customers and delivering our strategy.

Our commitment to growing a diverse workforce and supporting employee wellbeing is fundamental to our success and underpins our core company values.


hours of training undertaken by employees

78 %

engagement score by our employees

Our Values

Our values are what we stand for at British Land and connect us every day to our vision, purpose and strategy.

Bring your whole self
Listen and understand
Build for the future
Be smarter together
Deliver at pace

Celebrating diversity

To achieve our purpose, we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where people can achieve their full potential

"Bring your whole self" is a core value of British Land; we understand that diversity of backgrounds promotes diversity of thought and enhances our business.

Our diversity, equality and inclusion mission is to make a positive difference to colleagues, communities and the wider industry by taking actions to promote equality. We consider all areas of diversity by working in close collaboration with our employee networks, who represent our people and are a voice for change.

In the past decade, we have made great progress in making British Land a more diverse and inclusive business generally, but we recognise that there is more work for us to do, particularly when it comes to race equality.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion at British Land

Developing talent

We understand the importance of both developing talent within the business and investing in future talent

We are focused on supporting every colleague to realise their potential by investing in employee learning and development, as well as providing young people with wider access to jobs in real estate.

We continue to partner with Pathways to Property, a free summer school at The University of Reading that encourages people from diverse backgrounds to study real estate at university and take up careers in our sector.

British Land also partner with #10000BlackInterns, a campaign looking to offer internships to Black students across the UK to help kick start their careers, and the Change 100 flagship programme, offering paid internships to university students or recent graduates with disabilities or long term conditions.

Early careers

We are helping develop the diverse talent pool of tomorrow through opportunities in our team. These include our graduate schemes, paid internships, apprenticeships and work experience.

Other educational programmes we support that link to career paths in our sector include UrbanPlan UK with the Urban Land Institute.

Across our portfolio, over 36,000 people benefitted from our skills, employment and educational initiatives in the year.

Early Career Opportunities

Promoting Wellbeing

We understand the importance of maintaining a good balance between work and life priorities

With the help of our networks and committees, we have worked hard to create a culture of support and understanding for all our employees. Our Wellbeing Committee leads the way to support employees’ physical and mental health

Like our customers, many employees wish to work more flexibly to better balance their personal and professional lives. To accommodate this, we ensure that all our employees have the technology to work flexibly. Our Parents and Carers Network has guided the business to help and support parents and those managing caring responsibilities whilst working from home, advocating flexibility and understanding.

Our ESG Committee has guided and supported all our workforce engagement activities, such as our check-in surveys and wellbeing survey. By having a dedicated Committee with formal responsibility for the engagement of our employees, our people always remain central to our strategy.

Parents and Carers Wellbeing Committee