Ban the Box employers

This is a short information page with details of those employers that have signed up to the Ban the Box campaign. The aim of this page is to develop the list of Ban the Box employers produced by Business in the Community (BITC) into information more aimed at individuals with a criminal record, including the name and contact details of the employer as well as setting out the point at which the employer may ask you to disclose your criminal record.

This forms part of our information section on looking for (and keeping) employment and volunteering.


AccentureAccountants & Management ConsultantsLondon, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh & Global020 7844
Adnams SouthwoldFood & BeverageSouthwold (HO), London & East of England01502 727 an offer of employment
AldermansIndustrial & EngineeringPlymouth01752 201 shortlisting
Allen & OveryLegalLondon, Belfast & Global020 3088 to formal offer of employment
AmeySupport ServicesOxford (HO), Nationwide & Australia0800 521
Back on TrackNot for ProfitManchester0161 834 shortlisting
Bain & CompanyManagement ConsultantsLondon & Global020 7969 to formal offer of employment
BarclaysFinancial ServicesNationwide & Global0843 557 an offer of employment
Barkers & Co LLPManagement ConsultantsSussex0330 133 0418
Bloomsbury InstituteEducationLondon020 7078 8840Don't ask at all
BootsFood & PharmaceuticalsNottingham (HO) & Nationwide0844 826 to formal offer of employment
Business in the Community (BITC)Third SectorLondon (HO), Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Belfast020 7566 to formal offer of employment (regulated roles only)
Bristol City CouncilPublicBristol0117 922 to formal offer of employment
Cambridge University PressMedia, Marketing & PRCambridge01223 358 interview
Carbon60RecruitmentFareham (HO), Nationwide & Global01329 227 to formal offer of employment
CarpetrightRetailPurfleet (HO) & Nationwide01708 802 to formal offer of employment
Census DataSupport ServicesPortishead0117 405 8549At interview
CGL (Change, Grow, Live)Third SectorHove (HO) & Nationwide01273 823 interview (regulated roles only)
Choice SupportNot for ProfitLondon (HO) & Nationwide020 7261 interview
Chwarae TegNot for ProfitCardiff02920 462
City & Guilds GroupPublicLondon0844 543
Civil ServicePublicNationwideNo publicly available according to department
ClinksThird SectorLondon020 7383
Code 4000Not for ProfitNationwideNo publicly available numberwww.code4000.orgPrior to formal offer of employment
Concept Design SolutionsPublicFarnborough01252 524 initial shift (necessary roles only)
ConvictionThird SectorNationwide020 3880
CostainConstructionMaidenhead01628 842 interview (necessary roles only)
Currie & BrownConstructionJersey (HO), Nationwide, Global020 7920 an offer of employment
Cubiquity MediaMedia, Marketing & PRWolverhampton (HO)01883 621 an offer of employment
CyreniansNot for ProfitNationwide020 7938 2004www.cyrenians.orgRegulated roles only
Destria PartnersManagement ConsultantsLondon020 3053 to formal offer of employment
East of England Co-OpRetailEast of England01473 786 000www.eastofengland.coopVaries according to role
Eversheds SutherlandLegalLondon, Nationwide & Global020 7919 an offer of employment
Fair TrainNot for ProfitCoventry024 7610 interview
Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerLegalLondon, Manchester & Global020 7936 an offer of employment
FujitsuTechnologyNationwide01235 797 an offer of employment
Genius WithinEducation, Employment & TrainingLewes01273 890 interview
GentooHousing & HomelessnessSunderland0191 525 an offer of employment
Genuine Solutions GroupTechnology & EnvironmentalSurbiton020 3177 interview
GleedsSurveyorsLondon, Nationwide & Global020 7631 interview (necessary roles only)
Gowling WLGLegalLondon & Birmingham0800 096 post offer vetting process
GreenzoneFacilities ManagementNewark-on-Trent (HO), Nationwide0333 996 6666www.greenzoneuk/com/careers?
Ground ControlLandscapingBillericay (HO) & Nationwide01884 849 interview
Guidant GlobalRecruitmentNationwide020 3096 interview (voluntary disclosure)
Heat ConnectionUtilitiesNorth East01224 571 an offer of employment
High Peak FoodbankThird SectorBuxton01298 214 disclosure when its comfortable for the applicant to disclose
HortechFacilities ManagementStaffordshire01785 285 interview
Howard League for Penal ReformNot for ProfitLondon020 7249 an offer of employment
HSS Hire GroupEquipment hireNationwide0345 608
Icon DesignsManufacturingBlackburn01254 662
InderflameFacilities ManagementDroitwich01905 794 294www.inderflame.comAfter shortlisting
InterserveFacilities ManagementTwyford (HO), Nationwide, Global0118 932 2nd stage of interviews (relevant roles only)
Intuitive Thinking SkillsMedical & HealthManchester0800 069 2nd stage of interview
ISS UKFacilities ManagementNationwide & Global0845 057 an offer of employment (relevant roles only)
J.M. ScullyConstructionWimborne01202 843
JP ConcreteConstructionOkehampton, Newhaven & Langar0115 895
JTIManufacturingNationwide & Global01932 372 an offer of employment
KierConstructionSandy (HO), Nationwide & Global01767 355 an offer of employment (relevant roles only)
KilnbridgeConstructionNationwide020 7511
Kinnerton ConfectioneryFood & BeverageLondon (HO), Fakenham, Sherburn01328 862 an offer of employment
Lancashire HoldingsInsuranceLondon, Nationwide & Global020 7264 an offer of employment
Land SecuritiesReal EstateLondon (HO) & Nationwide020 7413
Leo BurnettCommunicationsLondon & Global020 7751
LinklatersLegalLondon & Global020 7456 2000careers.linklaters.comDo not ask at all
Liverpool VisionGovernment AdministrationLiverpool0151 600 to formal offer of employment
Macs Plasterboard SystemsConstructionLuton01582 722
Manor Fresh LimitedFood & BeverageLincolnshire01406 301 interview
Marlborough HighwaysConstructionNationwide020 7739 not ask at all
Matrix APAProduct Design & ProcurementLondon & Hong Kong020 8673
MaximusSupport ServicesNationwide0300 456 interview
MVFTechnologyLondon020 7424
NACROThird SectorLondon (HO) & Nationwide0300 123 shortlisting
National Museums LiverpoolCultural InstitutionLiverpool0151 207 to formal offer of employment
NBCSupport ServicesSnetterton (HO) & Nationwide0333 567 interview
NMC GroupConstructionNationwide0800 090 to formal offer of employment
NononsenseEventsNationwide020 7502 chat prior to interview
Northumbrian WaterUtilitiesNorth East0845 604 to formal offer of employment
OffployRecruitmentNationwideNo publicly available interview
On Course South WestEducationPlymouth01752 660 an offer of employment
Only ConnectNot for ProfitLondon020 3642 interview
Orion GroupRecruitmentNationwideNo publicly available
Paul J Watson SolicitorsLegalMiddlesborough01642 293 to formal offer of employment
Pen OpticalHealth & Social CareMaidstone01622 674 interview
People PlusPublic Services ProviderNationwide0800 681 to formal offer of employment
Peer Power YouthNot for ProfitLondon0203 877 shortlisting
PrestigeRecruitmentBirmingham, Liverpool, Wilmslow, Warrington0121 244 interview
ProfusionMarketingLondon020 7014 an offer of employment
Project SimplyPR & CommunicationsManchester0161 408
Prisons Org UKNot for ProfitBury0845 474
Reconstruct RecruitmentRecruitmentBirmingham0121 448
Record UKUtilitiesNationwide01698 376 interview
The Recruitment & Employment ConfederationRecruitmentLondon020 7009 1st round of interviews
Redbridge CouncilPublic SectorLondon020 855 depending on role
Redemption RoastersFood & BeverageLondonNo publicly available numberwww.redemptionroasters.comVaries depending on role & where candidate is recruited from
Reformed FoundationEducation & EmployabilityLondon020 7733
Reward GatewayManagement ConsultantsNationwide & Global020 7229
Ricoh UKITLondon & Nationwide0845 744 to formal offer of employment
Roast RestaurantsHospitalityLondon0203 006
SercoSupport ServicesNationwide & Global01256 745 to formal offer of employment (relevant roles only)
Serenity ServicesThird Sector to formal offer of employment
SES Group (West County Recruitment)RecruitmentNewton Abbot01626 362 interview
Shekinah MissionThird SectorPlymouth01752 203 interview
Sir Robert McAlpineConstructionNationwide0333 566 to formal offer of employment
Site Visibility MarketingDigital MarketingBrighton01273 733 final interview
SocietyRecruitmentLondon020 7935 not ask at all
SodexoSupport ServicesNationwide020 7404 ask for MOJ jobs
Southbank CentreArtsLondon020 7960 to formal offer of employment
SOVAThird SectorBasingstoke01256 854 disclosure for some roles
Styles & Wood GroupArchitectsLondon, Manchester, Nottingham0161 926 to formal offer of employment (relevant roles only)
St Leger HomesHousingDoncaster01302 862 interview
The Old VicArtsLondon020 7928 not ask at all except for relevant roles
TidewayUtilitiesLondon020 3744 not ask at all except for relevant roles
Trafford Housing TrustHousingManchester0161 968 shortlisting
True StoryMedia, Marketing & PRNottingham0115 984 interview
UnlockThird SectorMaidstone01622 230 an offer of employment
Urbaser LimitedSupport ServicesNationwide01242 248 an offer of employment
Virgin TrainsTransportLondon & Nationwide0845 748 an offer of employment
ViridorUtilitiesTaunton & Nationwide01823 721 not ask at all
Walking with the WoundedThird SectorNorfolk (HO), London & Manchester01263 863 interview
West Midlands Police and Crime CommissionerPublicWest Midlands0121 626
Westway TrustNot for ProfitLondon020 8962 interview
ZetterRecruitmentLondon No publicly available interview
007 Pest ControlWaste ManagementSandon (HO) & London0800 142 initial application stage for relevant roles
2nd ChanceThird SectorBristol & Birmingham0117 903 97722ndchancegroup.organisation/contactPrior to formal offer for relevant roles


Gaps in the table mean that we’ve been unable to get clarification from the organisation as to when they ask applicants to disclose their criminal record. We will be continuing to update and improve the information available.

Where we have concerns that an organisation which is signed up to the campaign is not doing what they say they do, we will look at raising this both with the employer and BITC. If you have any personal experience of applying for work with one of these companies (good or bad) please let us know by emailing

More information

  1. For practical information – More information can be found on our looking for (and keeping) employment and volunteering
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  4. Questions – If you have any questions about this you can contact our helpline.
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