Become a Beacon and play a leading role in improving how employers take action on domestic abuse.

Our Beacon programme harnesses the achievements of employers who have made a commitment to tackling domestic abuse in the workplace, using these companies’ voice to shine a light on EIDA’s mission.

Beacons are now our most prominent advocates, leading the culture change among UK employers by influencing and inspiring other employers to step forward and make a difference.​

​Beacons receive:

  • Dedicated and personalised support from the EIDA team
  • Bespoke opportunities to meet with matched member organisations to share best practice and learnings
  • The chance to share your work on domestic abuse with over 1,000 EIDA employer members
  • Your logo on our website (should you wish to be recognised)
  • Press and media support for your activities
  • Networking with our exclusive group of Beacon members, including at our annual Beacon event

EIDA is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a small team. The financial contribution offered by our generous Beacons allows us to support more employers to do more to tackle domestic abuse in their organisations.

Become an EIDA Beacon and help us lead the change. ​Contact us today for more details. 


 

Our Beacon Partners

BUSINESS MINISTER, PAUL SCULLY, DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

"Home should always be a safe place, but for many this sadly isn’t the case. For anyone experiencing or at risk from domestic abuse, I want to make sure help and support is readily available to them in the workplace. No one should have to suffer in silence, and that’s why my department is joining the Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse to ensure employees get the support they need. I would urge more businesses to join this important initiative, as this simple step could have a life-changing impact on domestic abuse survivors."

FIONA CANNON OBE, GROUP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS DIRECTOR, LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

“We are proud to be working in partnership with the Employer’s Initiative Against Domestic Abuse (EIDA) in our role as a Founding ‘Beacon’. At Lloyds Banking Group, we adopt a ‘Acknowledge, Respond, Refer’ approach, providing a holistic programme of support to all our 65,000+ colleagues. In addition to our ongoing training, communications and support for employees around domestic abuse, we launched a new programme this year to provide emergency accommodation, food and one-to-one support for any colleague in need, as well as their children. We look forward to working together with EIDA and our fellow Beacons to help tackle the issue, and inspire positive change within other organisations.”

NICK READ, GLOBAL CEO, VODAFONE

“Domestic abuse affects so many in our society in all industries, all companies and at every level of seniority. Vodafone’s commitment to tackle domestic abuse is evidenced by our on-going work in raising awareness of the issue, our support for Vodafone employees and our role as an EIDA Beacon.”

DERMOT MCDONOGH, COO, GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL

“We owe it to all of our people to provide a safe and supportive environment. Equally, as we start this important journey to educate and inform and to raise awareness, we want to give our support to this issue so those affected in our communities can have the courage to take action. We look forward to working with EIDA and bringing energy and commitment to our role as a Beacon.”

CHRISTOPHER EVANS, JOINT CEO OF COLLINSON

“With domestic violence on the rise during COVID-19, and the boundaries between work and home increasingly blurred, it has never been more important for companies to offer their employees tools and support that can be a lifeline for those in need. Companies are only part of the solution, but we all know that taking a public stand on issues such as domestic abuse helps to raise awareness and reduce stigma. This is why we hope every company will join us in creating a corporate bulwark against domestic violence.”

VICTORIA MACDUFF, PARTNER, SLAUGHTER AND MAY

“At Slaughter and May, we are pleased to be a Beacon member. We are striving to promote a culture of openness where everyone feels able to discuss or declare domestic abuse in a safe environment. We are committed to providing meaningful support for individuals through effective communication, raising awareness, and providing guidance and training so that our colleagues and managers can spot the signs and respond positively.”

MARSTON HOLDINGS

“Marston Holdings prides itself on its ethical business practices.  As a Platinum Investors in People accredited organisation, we put our people at the very heart of our business and strive to support them in every way possible. We recognise and abhor the insidious nature of domestic abuse, and we are committed to tackling it by all means possible. As a Beacon, we will shine a light on our policies and practices, raise awareness via our staff groups and ensure that domestic abuse awareness is a key part of our training.  Most importantly, we will be there to listen to those that are victims.”

SUSAN BRIGHT, GLOBAL MANAGING PARTNER FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

"Hogan Lovells is proud to be a founding Beacon of the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA). The firm's pro bono practice is exploring ways to provide legal advice to support EIDA, from advising on contracts to contributing to an updated Toolkit for Employers to help those affected by domestic abuse. We felt that it was critical to become a Beacon, because domestic abuse is an issue that Hogan Lovells firmly stands against and becoming an EIDA Beacon builds on our long-standing commitment to helping people affected by domestic abuse. We want to partner with other organisations and share best practice about how to shine a light on domestic abuse in the workplace, which is why the EIDA network is so important in bringing businesses together.”

KELLY METCALF HEAD OF DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND WELLBEING, FUJITSU

“We want to ensure that any of our people experiencing domestic abuse know they can trust Fujitsu to support them in the right way.  The resources provided by the Employers Initiative for Domestic Abuse (EIDA) have proven an invaluable source of support for us and have helped to shape our approach to domestic abuse in the workplace. As a key supplier to the UK Public Sector, we were also delighted to support the Home Office, one of our strategic customers, and their #Youarenotalone campaign. We are proud to be Beacon members and look forward to continuing to support EIDA and share their important work.”

DEBORAH SEYMOUR, DIRECTOR OF HR & TRAINING, HAND PICKED HOTELS

"Hand Picked Hotels is proud to be a Beacon of the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA). Raising awareness of domestic abuse and providing vital help to those who need it has never been more critical, especially at a time when essential periods of national lockdown have blurred the lines between work and home.  Hand Picked is committed to providing a safe and supportive workplace environment, offering access to free resources and one-to-one support services as well as training and guidance for our teams.  The work EIDA undertakes is invaluable and we look forward to doing all we can to help amplify the message and provide welcome support and care to victims of domestic abuse."