Welcome to the Race for Opportunity archive. The documents contained within this section are representative of research produced by Race for Opportunity over the years and collectively chart the progress of ethnic minorities both in the workplace and from a social perspective.

1994 RfO Business Development Activities

2000 RfO Examples of Action

2004 RfO Ethnic Minortity Students in Higher Education

2005 RfO A Mini Guide to Getting Started with Supplier Diversity

2006  RfO UK PLC - The Next Generation

2009 RfO Regional Factsheets 


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Ethnic Minority Regional Factsheets
2009 The Race for Opportunity Regional Factsheets focus on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across all the ten regions in England and Wales, and offer calls to action, toolkits, research and guidance to help employers to manage and harness the potential of an increasingly diverse workforce.

View and download the 2009 Race for Opportunity Ethnic Minority Regional Factsheets

Front Cover - UK PLC - the Next Generation








It is essential that the views of the emerging workforce is both listened to and their views taken on board.  UK employers who have a real and continued commitment to equality of opportunity and proactively welcome and want ethnic minority employers have a greater talent pool for recruitment opportunities. 

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A Mini Guide to getting Started on Supplier Diversity

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As we know supplier diversity is a proactive business process that seeks to  provide suppliers with equal access to purchasing opportunities.  It makes good business sense and benefits both business and the communities that we serve, if we strengthen our minority ethnic business communities which will ultimately contribute to the overall economic growth and expansion if each organisation's services market and thereby contribute to each organisation's corporate objectives and increased share holder value. 

PDF iconrfo_a_mini_guide_to_get_started_on_supplier_diversity.pdf

Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

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It is valuable for recruiters to understand students better in order to start to identify how to improve the results from their diversity recruitment.  Therefore, this factsheet sought to give recruiters an introduction to ethnic minority students in Higher Education - from where and what they were studying to their career aspirations and job hunting techniques. 

PDF iconrfo_ethnic_minority_students_in_higher_education_2004_report.pdf

Race for Opportunity - Examples of Action

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A series of engaging case studies examining the impact of action from Race for Opportunity members across four areas of work.


  • Developing the framework
  • Engaging the Community
  • Developing the managers of the future.


  • Understanding and winning new customers

Purchasing Supplier Development 

  • Leveraging purchasing power to regenerate local communities
  • Building supplier diversity
  • Inflencing the supply chain

Community Involvement

  • Mentoring 
  • Building capacity to implement racial diversity

PDF iconrfo_race_for_opportunity_examples_of_action.pdf

RfO Business Development Activities

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This document in four papers charts the development of business activities of Ethnic Minorities. Looking at the founding of community and advisory associations and charting business inititiatives a well as recording ethnic classifications and groupings, population growth,regional patterns and educational qualifications.

PDF iconIntroduction - Business Development Activities of Ethnic Minorities in GB.pdf

PDF iconPopulation of Ethnic Minorities in GB_.pdf

PDF iconEthnic Minorites Education/ Qualifications

PDF iconEthnic Minorites Business_Development_Activities.pdf