Pride month 2021

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 has been online in 2020 and 2021.

Throughout the month, our people and teams will have the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to inclusion through educational events, networking and celebrations.

Pride at Close Brothers Group

Find out more about the 2021 Close Brothers Group virtual Pride celebrations here.

Celebrating Pride at Close Brothers

Pride insights

Interview with Martyn Atkinson, Group COO & Unity Network Executive Sponsor

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 ally

Kat Batchelor, Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Close Brothers Asset Management, provides some tips on how to be a LGBTQ+ ally at work.

Building an inclusive environment that allows everyone to thrive

At Close Brothers we are passionate about fairness and equality, and we’re committed to building an inclusive environment that enables all of our colleagues, including those who identify as LGBTQ+ to thrive.

To me, Pride is a celebration of inclusion, equality and freedom of expression. Our Inclusion Committee and I will keep asking the challenging and necessary questions in order to improve, to make sure everyone in our firm feels valued and included. Happy Pride!
Matthew Spencer Inclusion Committee Chair



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