Award Winners 

Top 100 Employers - Cymru Top 10 - Workplace Equality Index - Diversity Champions 

Top Welsh Private Sector Employer

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

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ALISON BRITTAIN,GROUP DIRECTOR, RETAIL DIVISION AND LGBT EXECUTIVE SPONSOR, LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

‘I’m delighted that Lloyds Banking Group has been recognised as the leading employer for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Wales. We’re passionate about ensuring our colleagues can be themselves in the workplace, and that everyone is treated fairly, with dignity and respect. This award is recognition of our progress to create a more inclusive and supportive working environment.’

Top Welsh Public Sector Employer

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES

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DAME ROSEMARY BUTLER AM,PRESIDING OFFICER, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES

‘To be named as the Top Welsh Public Sector Employer for the second year running demonstrates that the National Assembly for Wales is committed to equality at work. I would like to thank all staff for contributing to this recognition and in particular the Equality Team and our LGBT staff network that work so hard to ensure that the Assembly continues to be an exemplar organisation. It is right that Wales’ parliamentary body takes a lead with this and I hope that we continue to build upon our success.’

Senior champion of the year 2015

SIR DEREK JONES, PERMANENT SECRETARY, WELSH GOVERNMENT

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‘Feeling comfortable to be ourselves at work is something that’s important for all of us. At the Welsh Government, we want to be the sort of workplace where everyone – whatever their background or sexual orientation – has the opportunity to thrive and succeed. Creating an environment where that can happen is something we’ve really focused on over the past year and I’m very proud that Stonewall has recognised the organisation’s commitment to equality with this award."

Network group of the year 2015

ENFYS, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

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‘Enfys are delighted to have been awarded Best Welsh Employee Network for the second year. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank staff and students at Cardiff University for all of their support and look forward to 2015 where we will continue to work hard to make a difference.’ - KAREN COOKE, CHAIR OF ENFYS THE LGBT+ STAFF NETWORK, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

 

Role model of the year 2015

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TRACY MYHILL - INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE WELSH AMBULANCE SERVICE TRUST

During her time as Deputy Chief Executive at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Tracy made an outstanding contribution to LGBT equality.

Through her leadership Tracy made a positive difference; encouraging and inspiring others to discuss LGBT issues within the Health Board and ensuring the LGBT Staff Network was actively involved in the organisation’s decision making processes.

Tracy has also supported a number of individuals through mentoring and coaching.

 

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KAREN COOKE - ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

Karen’s tremendous energy and enthusiasm has raised awareness of LGBT+ issues at every level throughout Cardiff University. Karen has given a large amount of personal time outside of her work role to support colleagues both internally and outside of the organisation.

Under Karen’s leadership, the University has implemented and grown the ‘Friends of Enfys’ scheme encouraging the most senior members of staff to promote LGBT+ equality.

 

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