Meet Our 2023 Supporters!

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters, who help to make the British LGBT Awards 2022 happen!


At Macquarie we value the innovation and creativity that diversity of thought brings, and recognise that inclusion ensures all our people are empowered to innovate and invest for a better future.

We understand that our people often have multiple, intersecting identities and so our strategy focuses on ensuring that everyone feels that they can bring their whole selves to work. We promote a diverse and inclusive environment for our LGBTQ+ people and clients, where everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self to work and be an ally. We do this through inclusive policies, ongoing education, awareness and community engagement.

We’ve been working hard to ensure that LGBTQ+ inclusion is embedded throughout our business and beyond, into the communities in which we live and work. Critical to our mission to include everyone from day one is our incredible employee-led Macquarie Pride Network, who are a Stonewall highly commended network.

Last year, we were ranked the top employer in the Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, and we are proud to once again be the co-headline sponsor of the British LGBT Awards.

We are so proud to support the British LGBT Awards. The ceremony is a true celebration of inspiring people, highlighting the incredible contributions of those creating an inclusive world.

‘We are grateful to everyone involved for being part of this memorable event and helping shine a light on every aspect of the LGBT+ community and its allies. Congratulations to all the nominees and the winning individuals and organisations



At HSBC UK we strive to create a working environment that welcomes LGBT+ colleagues and customers, and is open, supportive, and inclusive at every level. We celebrate and value our differences, as our diversity makes us a stronger organisation and allows us to help our customers thrive. Opening up a world of opportunity.

At Legal & General, we believe in inclusive capitalism. This means addressing some of society’s biggest problems – climate change, ageing populations, urban regeneration – whilst delivering  business for clients and future generations. Our commitment to inclusion shapes how we work, how we support our people and communities, and how we contribute to society as a responsible investor.

LGBTQ+ inclusion is an essential part of how we think and act as a business. We’re proud of our award-winning L&GBT + Allies Network, an employee-led group that represents all LGBTQ+ perspectives and promotes allyship. We’re also hugely proud of the contribution we’ve made to the lives of our people and communities in London, Brighton & Hove, Cardiff, and Birmingham, as well as our teams around the world. We continue to focus on practical change – through initiatives like school outreach, student mentoring, and LGBT-focused mental health support.

In 2022, we were proud to support amazing organisations like Just Like Us, LGBT Great and Trans in The City, all of whom share our vision for a more inclusive society.

When it comes to inclusion, there’s always more to do. That’s why we’re so excited to be a part of the British LGBT Awards, a place to celebrate amazing work, and continue to learn what else we can achieve together.

At bp we aim to create an environment where everyone can be their best and true selves and reach their full potential. We believe we have a responsibility to do things differently, to do more to create equity – fair treatment according to everyone’s unique needs.

We want to be a great place to work for everyone and we’re proud to be a business where people can be themselves, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We value difference, hear all voices, nurture all talent and have zero-tolerance to prejudice.

We are creating a business where our LGBTQIA+ colleagues, customers and suppliers feel safe being their best selves every day.

‘We’re Network Rail and proud! Proud to be an inclusive employer that supports LGBT+ colleagues and allies through our employee network, Archway.
Archway exists to make Network Rail a safer and more inclusive place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people to work.
Everything Archway strives to do falls under three categories – educating, empowering and connection. Archway educates by hosting sessions on various topics related to the LGBT+ community.
Archway empowers all colleagues to bring their authentic self to work. They’ve lobbied for changes to our IT systems to introduce language which recognises the breadth of sexual identities and gender descriptors and are now able to have pronouns set after their display names on all systems.
Archway connects via social events across Britain, their industry-wide annual conference and their annual ‘Rail Pride Fest.’
All 1100 Archway members are helping us make real progress for our LGBT+ colleagues and allies, because the railway is for everyone. We’ve joined with KPMG to try and raise £40,000 for Terrence Higgins Trust in their 40th year.’

Paramount is a leading media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount’s portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. We are dedicated to creating a culture where all employees belong. The creativity and passion of our diverse workforce fuel our commitment to celebrating diverse voices. From RuPaul’s Drag Race and The L Word: Generation Q to The Loud House and Queerpiphany, Paramount is committed to sharing stories of LGBTQ+ characters and talent.

Jefferies is fully committed to an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace where everyone can bring their whole self to work. To achieve this aim, we are working to platform LGBTQ+ role models, empower allies, and ensure we take an intersectional approach to inclusion

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JET is a proud advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion. The ‘JET and Proud’ LGBTQ+ committee brings together a network group of hundreds of colleagues from across 24 countries who meet regularly. The company works alongside a wider Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging programme that includes Black and Minority Ethnic colleagues, neurodiverse colleagues, women, parents and carers, and more. The committee focuses on: celebrating and supercharging LGBTQ+ talent, supporting restaurant partners to be inclusive and making sure every customer interaction is inclusive. Whoever you are — or whatever takeaway you fancy – you’re welcome at

At Johnson & Johnson, diversity, equity and inclusion are key drivers of our success, helping us deliver the solutions and innovations that bring healthier lives to the billions of people we serve around the world. Our employee resource groups are uniquely positioned to provide key insights from lived experience and community outreach, which ultimately help us achieve our mission.

Open&Out represents a growing global network of LGBT+ colleagues and allies who are open-minded and out to make a difference by empowering employees, creating inclusive workplaces and championing communities. We are proud to sponsor the Top 10 LGBT Charity or Community Initiatives category again this year.

At Cynergy Bank our culture is underpinned by our core values, specifically One Team – Diverse and Inclusivepromoting an environment where colleagues can bring their whole selves to work every day.

Our Inclusion and Diversity Employee Network are pivotal in raising knowledge and understanding across our business as well as supporting practical interventions that ensure we deliver equitable policies, build inclusive leadership, and foster diversity of talent and thought.

We are proud to be sponsoring the 2023 Trailblazer Award and excited to be a part of the British LGBT 2023 celebrations.

We congratulate all the nominees at this years’ awards for their amazing achievements and take inspiration from the incredibly important work done to date by everyone sponsoring and contributing to these awards.

Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that contributed to introducing Champagne to the world by offering a range of unique wines for every occasion. From the iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, from the extroverted Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial, each Champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, an enticing palate and an elegant maturity. Since its founding, Moët & Chandon has been a Champagne of choice to celebrate historical moments or private moments of great personal importance. For each of life’s memorable moments, Moët & Chandon has a style of Champagne that marks the moment in a very unique way. We are so proud to be a category sponsor of the British LGBT awards in 2023. Moët & Chandon is a firm ally of the LGBT movement. Please drink responsibly. For more information visit

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As well as giving you all the stories you need to know (from breaking news to the biggest sport stories), also has all the stories you want to know.

The content is written for and reaches a young, mobile-savvy metropolitan audience. In the UK, audiences are larger than those for Reddit, Buzzfeed, Vice, LadBibleGroup, UniLad or

Editorially separate from the print edition, this can take the form of the latest showbiz gossip, the funniest and oddest stories from around the world and the best opinion pieces, without a party political standpoint.

At, you can join the 57 million unique visitors a month (ABCs, November 2019) in enjoying a new way of thinking when it comes to a news site.


At Santander our core values champion inclusivity for our people, and the communities that we are part of. To celebrate inclusivity, we’re delighted to be joining the British LGBT Awards as a supporting sponsor. We aim to reflect and celebrate diversity in our workplace, developing an inclusive culture that adds real value to our business. This includes how we create an environment that supports members of the LGBTQ+ community to thrive and succeed, as well as fostering allyship at all levels of the organisation. We’re so proud that Darren Kerrison, Engagement Manager in our Legal and Corporate Governance Function has been nominated for British LGBT Awards Top 10 in the Inspirational Leader Category. Darren’s work each day leading our LGBTQ+ Network Embrace has won the Outstanding Employee Network of the Year at the European Diversity Awards and helped Santander achieved Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ inclusive employers, and the Gold Award.

Fostering an open and accepting environment for every colleague is a core part of our values at Nestlé.  We are delighted to play our part in supporting the LGBT Awards, improving equality and the lives of LGBT+ people.

Our Proud@Nestlé network has been instrumental in developing our approach over the last few years.  From a conversation over coffee between two colleagues in 2015, our network has grown to more than 340 members and we’re proud to say we’re still growing.

Together with our senior sponsors, the network has contributed to developing our policies. For example, our gender-neutral parental leave and our trans inclusion policies.  The network has inspired hundreds of people by sharing their stories and educating others on how to be a great ally.  We have shown our support through sponsoring and attending Pride events and are delighted to have been able to support LGBT+ charities like AKT, raising money through our events to contribute more broadly to the communities in which we operate.


Brand Advance Group was founded by Christopher Kenna a gay, black father or two. So, from inception right through to today, LGBT+ diversity along with all other forms of diversity has been a core value of Brand Advance Group.  We’re big believers in championing the LGBTQ+ community and ensuring that advertisers and brands include and speak to them authentically and within media and spaces that are relevant to them. We work with a vast number of owned and operated LGBTQ focused publishers, serving this community.  Our revenue share business model means that we’re actively supporting the LGBTQ+ communities and delivering on our promise of equity and equality for everyone we work with. Also, 20% of our team is from the LGBTQ+ community and we’ve created a culture that allows everyone to be themselves.

BNP Paribas has had a long history of commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and acting as a positive agent in society. It was the first bank to sign the L’Autre Circle LGBT+ commitment charter in France, and has established Pride networks reaching over 40 countries by 2022, hosting three global conferences on LGBT+ Business. Its first Pride network was in the UK in 2009, with recent actions in the country being, among others: sponsorship of Black Pride (2016-22), Swindon Pride (2019-22), a guide for managers on Trans Employees (2022), on diverse types of families, including LGBT+ couples (2022), and an internal campaign on Coming Out experiences (2023). Pride UK supports NGOs such as Positive East and Opening Doors and has roughly 1000 active members.


JM’s purpose to catalyse the net zero transition drives our strategy and mirrors society’s need for a more sustainable future. To achieve our strategy and encourage innovation, we need diversity of thought, experience and representation in our employees as well as a culture of inclusion and belonging to ensure that all employees are able to bring their full selves to work, can add value and reach their full potential.
As part of our diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy, we focus on promoting an inclusive workplace culture for our LGBTQ+ colleagues, and engaging allies through ongoing awareness and education. In addition to our efforts on changing behaviours, we focus on ensuring we have LGBTQ+ inclusive facilities throughout our sites, offering inclusive PPE and encouraging visible allyship.
Our Pride in JM employee resource group has been instrumental in driving inclusion for our LGBTQ+ colleagues, including through reverse mentoring and training programmes for our senior leaders. Their hugely popular role models and allies interview scheme ensures colleagues can hear from others with similar experiences, and allows allies to share their thoughts, creating a community of safe space learning and belonging.

We are fully committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion as part of our ambition to be diverse and truly inclusive. We still have a long way to go, but we will continue to be intentional in our approach, work with and support our LGBTQ+ community as we strive towards a culture of inclusion and belonging for all.

We are fully committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion as part of our ambition to be diverse and truly inclusive. We still have a long way to go, but this nomination for Laura is well deserved recognition for the work they have led and the impact they have made in driving a culture of inclusion and belonging for our LGBTQ+ colleagues

Shell’s vision is a bold one: to become one of the world’s most diverse and inclusive companies, a place where everyone – from our employees to our customers, partners and suppliers – feels valued, respected and has a strong sense of belonging.
This goal is embedded in our company strategy – “Powering Progress” – because it’s about who we are, it’s the right thing to do, and it makes Shell a stronger company. It brings richness of experience, helping Shell innovate for the future and better serve our customers, so we all thrive together. Shell’s CEO and Executive Committee are accountable for progress and to advance LGBT+ inclusion within Shell and the communities where we work and operate.
We’ve witnessed huge leaps forward in recent years from marriage equality in over 30 countries, to leaders in politics and business from across the LGBT+ spectrum being out and proud. However, there are also worrying issues that are growing, like in new anti-LGBT+ legislation in some countries and increases in reported hate crimes.
Therefore its vital we build an inclusive workplace where LGBT+ staff feel safe and comfortable to be who they are -and this is true for all countries where Shell operates. Our LGBT+ inclusion work happens at a country level in line with local policies, laws and regulations.
Proud@Shell UK, co-chaired by Ross McKellar, Hanna Mayhew and Hayley Meek help shape UK strategy, along with 14 other ERGs across the world, supported by a Global LGBT+ forum.

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