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Friday, January 14, 2011

Credit where it's due, again

From my employers' intranet site today:

Lloyds Banking Group has received public recognition for our work on sexual orientation equality. The Stonewall 2011 Top 100 Employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, revealed today, ranks Lloyds Banking Group as the top private sector employer in the UK. The Group was runner up in the overall index. In a second win, the Group has been named as Top Scottish employer by Stonewall Scotland.

Today’s national media has extensive coverage of the wins, in the Times and the Herald. Our achievement was also on Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme.

Stonewall’s Top 100 is the UK’s major sexual orientation equality award. Competition for a place is fierce, with almost 400 private and public sector entrants this year. It carries weight with prospective employees as well as our own employees and the wider lesbian, gay and bisexual community.

“I’m absolutely delighted with these fantastic accolades,” says Helen Weir, Executive Sponsor for our sexual orientation programme, who is due to accept the award on behalf of the Group this evening. “I’m passionate about my role as Executive Sponsor for sexual orientation. It makes sound commercial sense that Lloyds Banking Group should aim to be the best place to work - and bank – for lesbian, gay and bisexual people. And winning these awards shows we are another step closer to our goal! I’m so proud of our progress and look forward to continuing our journey.”

And Fiona Cannon, who is our Director for Diversity and Inclusion, was given an OBE in the New Year's Honours list.

I'm pleased that Lloyds Banking Group is doing this work (and no, I'm neither gay nor bisexual, nor have I had a sex change, and I haven't dressed in women's clothing since I played a witch in Macbeth at school in 1972). I'm just as pleased that it's being recognised for doing the right thing.


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