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College And Council Two Of Britain’s Best For LGBT Employees

19th January 2017
News, Mansfield

There are celebrations at West Nottinghamshire College and Nottinghamshire County Council after they were once again named as two of the country’s top workplaces for promoting lesbian, gay, bi and trans diversity.

The college has been placed 60th in equality charity Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers listing – the definitive national showcase of LGBT-friendly organisations.

It is amongst the highest-climbing organisations in the East Midlands – rising 33 places from its position of 93rd last year.

Whereas the county council improved its position for the third consecutive year and now sits just outside the top 50.

Louise Knott, vice-principal at West Nottinghamshire College and chair of its equality and diversity steering group, said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s Top 100 result. As a college, equality and diversity is deeply embedded within our culture and ethos. Over the last three years we have really focussed on LGBT+ equality and our result this year is a clear indication that all the hard work of colleague’s right across our organisation has paid dividends.”

Councillor Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "I am delighted that Nottinghamshire County Council continues to be right up there among the very best LGBT-friendly employers in the country. This is a really good example of how we are instilling ‘treating people fairly’ as one of our core values and I feel great personal pride at the massive progress we have made since I became Leader of the Council.”


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