The Halifax bank is to promote efforts to boost representation of ethnic minority staff with a series of equal opportunities road-shows.
A similar initiative developed in 1999 saw the proportion of ethnic minority appointments rise to half of the total in one area.
Equal opportunities roadshows last year led to the formation of a local ethnic working party in the Bradford area with a remit to increase the ethnic minority representation in its workforce and raise its profile within local communities.
Jill Dawson, Halifax equal opportunities manager, said, "By training staff from ethnic minority backgrounds to become the contact point for candidates throughout the recruitment process, we recruited a higher percentage of minority staff - and developed the skills of our existing staff."
Fifty per cent of the last round of appointments in the Bradford area came from ethnic minority backgrounds.