The Bradford City FC Community Foundation has unveiled an exciting new collaboration with Muslim Friendly Employers (MFE), aiming to foster “Muslim-friendly” workplaces within their community.

MFE, dedicated to cultivating inclusive work environments, partners with employers to attract individuals from the Muslim community while ensuring existing staff feel included.

Humayun Islam, CEO of Muslim Friendly Employers, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, stating: “Embracing diversity isn’t just a goal; it’s our commitment. Partnering with Bradford City FC Community Foundation marks a significant stride towards inclusivity. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with Regal Foods PLC to establish prayer and ablution facilities, embodying our ethos of accessibility and unity. Their generous contribution during Ramadan reflects our shared values, paving the way for a more inclusive workplace and community.”

The Foundation has pledged to collaborate closely with MFE and Regal Foods PLC to provide ongoing support for Muslim employees. Initiatives include flexible working hours accommodating religious obligations, dietary options catering to diverse needs, and refining recruitment practices to eliminate unconscious bias.

Regal Foods PLC has stated: “Following on from our ongoing partnership with Bradford City AFC, we are thrilled to be joining Bradford City FC Community Foundation and Muslim Friendly Employers in creating positive spaces for all. At Regal Food Products Group, we firmly believe in embracing all areas of diversity and to be continuing this journey out in the local community is fantastic.”

Faisel Ali, Director of Regal Group, added: “Last year we created a multi-faith prayer room at Valley Parade, and with a new partnership now in place, we are looking forward to creating a new facility at Bradford City FC Community Foundation with Muslim Friendly Employers. Our community is at the heart of everything we do and with that said, we couldn’t be prouder of our great city and the people who make it the inspiring place it is today.”

Ian Ormondroyd, Bradford City FC Community Foundation CEO, said: “We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and constructive place to work and establishing a relationship with Muslim Friendly Employers underlines our commitment to offering employment opportunities to members of the Muslim community. We deliver consistently for our community and are always seeking new ways to connect with people both internally and externally. This partnership gives us the tools to contour our entire operation, and ensure we provide a workspace which Muslim employees feel part, and proud, of.”