Top 10 Network Groups or ERGs 2020

In alphabetical order

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This category is judged based on evidence provided according to the british lgbt awards criteria.


Deutsche Bank

dbPride, Deutsche Bank’s LGBT+ employee network, was established in 2011 and counts over 1500 allies in the UK. At Deutsche Bank, diversity is a fundamental part of our DNA and we strive to foster an environment where all employees can bring their whole self to work. In 2019, we became a founding member of the Partnership for Global LGBTI Equality alongside six multinational companies and the World Economic Forum. We also proudly continued our partnership with Diversity Role Models (DRM) by sending employees to schools across London to deliver workshops covering positive stories of inclusion with young people and education staff.

Havas Pride


Havas Pride is the UK’s LGBTQ network for Havas, the world’s fifth largest advertising agency group. In the past 12 months. They’ve grown significantly, from hosting occasional socials to becoming an established network. In 2019, Havas Pride hosted panel discussions, film screenings and charity events, all to push for diversity and inclusion in their work, workplace and industry. For Pride, they took over their office lifts to celebrate 6 LGBTQ heroes, receiving an incredible response, getting press coverage and social media reaction from Billie Jean King and Lady Phyll. Havas Pride have supported the LGBT Foundation and Terrence Higgins Trust.

Heathrow Airport Pride


Heathrow is Europe’s largest airport and one of the world’s top international aviation hubs, welcoming more than 80 million passengers every year. As the UK’s global gateway, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of the organisation and we’re proud to welcome and recognise everyone’s differences. Over the past year, Heathrow’s PROUD Network has made huge strides in bringing the issues affecting LGBTQ+ colleagues and passengers to the forefront, including demonstrating support to our global community and influencing changes to policies and processes. We celebrated Pride across the airport and, quite literally, flew the flag for Transgender Awareness Week.


HSBC Pride Network


HSBC is an incredibly diverse global organisation. With employees representing many different identities across the LGBT+ spectrum, creating an inclusive environment is integral to all we do. We know that difference of opinion, thinking style, background and culture drives new ideas and innovation, creating sustainable business growth and commercial success, enabling a great workplace for our colleagues. In an increasingly complex and challenging global market place, having a diverse and inclusive workforce will help us to achieve our strategy and purpose. Our Pride Network is focused on supporting and enabling HSBC to achieve this, ensuring everyone can fulfil their potential.

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Nestlé UK&I LGBT Network


Nestlé’s UK & Ireland LGBT+ Network was officially formed in 2016 to help create a sense of belonging and ensure the business is a place where the LGBT+ community are visible and feel valued. With 200+ members the group has had a significant impact on the business, raising awareness in their home markets but also promoting LGBT+ issues across the global Nestlé family.

In 2019 the network created a global Nestlé Pride logo, marched in 3 prides and released a film series of what it’s like to be LGBT+ at Nestle. An allies’ group was also founded alongside a film featuring the Nestlé executive board on the power of allyship.

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Open & Out

Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, diversity and inclusion are key drivers of our success that help us deliver the solutions and innovations that bring healthier lives to the billions of people we serve around the world. Our employee resource groups (ERGs) are uniquely positioned to provide key insights, which ultimately help to drive that success.

Open&Out represents a growing global network of over 4,200 LGBTQ+ colleagues and allies who are open-minded and out to make a difference by empowering employees, creating inclusive workplaces and championing healthier communities. We are honoured to be recognised in the Top 10 ERG category for a second year.

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Shine is PwC’s worldwide LGBTQ+ network, which has been brought together under one powerful, globally aligned vision and identity for the first time in our history. In the UK, the network has reached over 1200 active members, with many more thousands across the world, who come together to drive forward and celebrate LGBTQ+ inclusion and equality across our organisation and beyond. Every day, our LGBTQ+ group members shine the light on the important issues in society. Every day, we work hard to make our culture stronger and create brighter opportunities that let each and every one of us truly shine. Together, we Shine.




At TalkTalk a core value is that we’re ‘for everyone’. Inclusion is part of everyday life and our people can truly be themselves here. Our employee networks provide opportunities to connect and TalkPride is our LGBT+ and allies’ network. TalkPride has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2018. Internally the network has raised LGBT+ visibility and representation through sharing stories, celebrating pride month, and providing colleagues an opportunity to meet through a monthly coffee morning. TalkPride is also embedded in the local community through relationships with Salford Pride, Salford City FC and The Proud Trust in Manchester.


TSB LGBT+ Network


The TSB LGBT+ network has seen a five-fold increase in membership over the past two years, creating ground breaking and award-winning content, actively helping create a highly engaged workforce and great place to work. A Yammer group of 400+ members actively contribute to shape the right culture and behaviours. Highly valued by TSB partners including CEO, Debbie Crosbie, who marched with the team at Edinburgh Pride this year. The network is vital in promoting inclusion of anyone who identifies as LGBT+ and their allies at every level, so that everyone is 100% able to come to work as themselves.


Cushman and Wakefield

We launched in early 2017, and as such things start out, we had just a handful of hopeful, energetic members.  Starting as we meant to go on, our name was chosen by the group and our first event was Birmingham Pride.

Since then we’ve crossed the Atlantic, marched in 10 Prides across the UK, stormed social media, and raised £3,000 selling Aids ribbons.  We’ve also collaborated with other D&I pillars supporting National Hate Crime Awareness.

But our work is just beginning:  we’re collaborating and influencing other pillars to be inclusive in their streams of BAME, Mental Health, and Parents network.