Our portfolio companies are people businesses and in aggregate have over 280,000 employees across numerous sectors in thousands of worldwide locations. We want our portfolio companies to be great places to work, enabling them to deliver success through the people they employ. We therefore monitor and encourage companies to create engaging learning and development opportunities and safe, diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our portfolio companies have been recognised for creating award-winning career development programmes and providing mental, physical and financial wellbeing support.

As a firm, we are also partnering with various industry initiatives to encourage greater awareness and uptake of diversity and inclusion within the financial sector. We are founding members of Level 20 and Out Investors and have become a 10,000 Black Interns’ participating firm. To support this activity, we have a Diversity and Inclusion policy which outlines our commitment to providing equal opportunity for all our people through the creation of an inclusive environment.

TDR is also a corporate partner for the London Futures Disability Employability Programme, which is focused on providing specialised mentoring for young Londoners with a learning disability who are facing social isolation and loneliness.

Our partnerships

ilke Academy

In 2019, ilke launched the ilke Academy, its first onsite Learning and Development facility for modular housing. The Academy welcomes new recruits from all walks of life, from school leavers, ex-military, retirees or those returning to work after a long break.

These new members of the ilke Homes team will form the next generation of house builders, helping plug the skills shortages the industry faces and building the homes of the future.

Since opening in 2020, over 800 people have passed through the Academy. The Academy will continue to be an invaluable resource as ilke Homes welcomes further apprentices, as well as recruiting significant numbers of new employees into their North Yorkshire factory to support the scale up of the business.

The ilke team is also working with local charities such as Skills4Living to identify ways to help members of the community with learning disabilities, autism or Asperger’s to gain valuable work experience.

We have a responsibility to help people from all backgrounds find employment and for too long, the construction sector has sat on its hands while the skills shortage has hit crisis point. Creating local jobs and helping get more women and young people into the sector have to be priorities.”

Dave Sheridan, Executive Chairman of ilke Homes