Pride month

Every June, the LGBTQ+ community and allies come together in a celebration of diversity, acceptance and unity.

Across the world, millions attend marches, parades and parties, although like many other events, most of the connecting and celebrating moved online during the covid-19 pandemic. As a result the LGBTQ+ community now enjoys a mixture of in-person and digital Pride events which offer greater accessibility.

"As well as being incredibly serious in its purpose, Pride Month is also incredibly joyous and I look forward to feeling that joy enliven our business." - Eddy Reynolds, CEO

A diverse group

Beyond Pride month, people and teams across the whole Close Brothers Group have the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to inclusion all-year-round.

Find out how our wider business celebrates diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all of our employees can feel proud to work for us, regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or background.

Diversity and Inclusion at Close Brothers Group

Pride insights

Inclusivity and acceptance - what Pride means to me

Martyn Atkinson, Chief Operating Officer and Board member for Close Brothers Group, shares his feelings on inclusivity, acceptance, and what Pride means to him.

How to be an all-year-round ally

Here are a few of our top tips on being an LGBTQ+ ally and improving your allyship in the workplace.

Building an inclusive environment

We want every member of our firm, regardless of background, to feel valued and included. Find out how we are creating an inclusive environment where everyone can perform at their best.

Being an ally and supporting our LGBTQ+ colleagues to nurture a wholly inclusive work environment ensures we have team members with high self-esteem and self-worth, and boosts overall morale benefitting both the individuals and the wider team.

             Catherine Parry, Chief Finance Officer


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