Black Lives Matter

8th Jun 2020

The death of George Floyd and the subsequent scenes are a time to "to reflect and stand together as one community," says our President Richard Goddard.

Richard Goddard

President of CITMA Richard Goddard said: “The death of George Floyd and many of the subsequent scenes we have witnessed have been distressing for us all. We must use this time to reflect and stand together as one community and show solidarity with our black and minority ethnic members and staff and make a stand against racism and discrimination in all its forms.

"We are proud of the work we and initiatives like IP Inclusive do to support diversity and inclusion. However, there is far more for us to do together to enhance and celebrate diversity in the IP community. More for us to do to tackle the conscious and unconscious bias that exists and to inspire people, no matter their background, that a career in IP could be for them.

"A more diverse IP community is a better IP community.”