05 Aug 2019

WBD hosted a pre-pride celebration event alongside Building Equality (BE) who work with an alliance of construction firms collaborating to drive LGBTQ+ inclusion in the construction industry.

The pre-pride celebration event was held for the annual Leeds Pride 2019 LGBTQ+ march on 4 August 2019 this year in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Fiona Graham, Commercial Property Lawyer at WBD commented:

"It's very refreshing to work in an environment that actively encourages people to be themselves. Here at WBD, our #BeYourselfCampaign is having a very positive impact on promoting a more open culture and we are delighted to be teaming up with BE to promote inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community."

Sarah Wales, Construction and Engineering Solicitor, added:

"By embracing LGBTQ+ employees, businesses are seen as great places to work as this can help to attract people to join businesses and the construction sector more generally. Education is key to help the culture of any work place as individuals are likely to accept something once they understand it. Here at WBD we will continue supporting our employees and our sectors to embrace diversity and inclusion."