Today, we have been named one of the top 100 employers in the UK for supporting LGBTQ+ staff to be themselves at work.
The honour comes from Stonewall – Europe's largest charity for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer rights.
We have also achieved their silver award, which recognises exceptional employers who are committed to supporting their LGBTQ+ staff and customers.
Over the past year, Notting Hill Genesis has undertaken significant strides towards creating an inclusive working environment, which was highlighted in a special recognition award at the G15 ethnicity awards for improving representation at the board and executive board levels.
Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers List 2023 is the UK’s leading ranking of employers from public, private and third sectors on how inclusive their workplaces are. Creating inclusive environments makes the workplace safer and better for everyone – not just LGBTQ+ people.
Nancy Kelley, CEO of Stonewall (she/her) said: “It’s been fantastic to see all of the work put in by Notting Hill Genesis over the past year to create a workplace where LGBTQ+ staff feel free to thrive as themselves.
“For many of us, the majority of our time is spent at work, so if we have to hide who we are it can take an enormous personal toll and hold us back from fulfilling our true potential. Creating environments where we can all feel comfortable makes our workplaces a safer, better and friendlier place for everyone and helps staff be proud of who they are.
“We’re incredibly proud to see so many new entrants from a range of sectors on this year’s list, who are committed to making LGBTQ+ people’s lives better.”
ED&I and wellbeing lead Natalie Quilter added: “I am tremendously proud that we have achieved the silver award and are in the top 100 employers for the first time. It shows our work around supporting LGBTQ+ colleagues and all diversity strands has not gone unnoticed, and most importantly our staff feel supported and encouraged to be themselves at work.
"Thank you to everyone who made this possible including our fantastic LGBTQ+ staff network PROUD@NHG – we are all proud of you.”