GYRO has been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards.

September 1, 2017

Our LGBT+ Support Services have been shortlisted for the “Community Organisation Award for LGBT” at the National Diversity Awards 2017. Charities and role models from across the UK will gather at the breathtaking Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on September 8th 2017 for the UK’s largest celebration of diversity.

The best of British diversity will travel to Liverpool to showcase the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.

Over 22,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.

We are delighted to be not only nominated for this award but to be shortlisted is fantastic news! GYRO provides a safe and confidential space for young people to explore thier sexuality and/or gender identity. We run groups every week in which we explore LGBT+ issues, general issues facing young people and have opportunites to go on residentials and chat with staff about any issues you may be facing. We are really looking forward to the awards and it is a real honour to be shortlisted for the work we do.

MicroSoft will be just one of the brands supporting a skyfall of diverse talent alongside joint Headline Sponsors Direct Line Group.

Paul Geddes, CEO, Direct Line Group said ” We know that having a diverse workforce not only brings in more talent, it increases the variety of thinking, enabling us

to have a better understanding of our customers’ needs in an ever-changing Britain.”

“The momentum is gathering pace” he continued “but there is more all businesses can do to pave the way for change. We are therefore honoured to be

sponsoring the National Diversity Awards to celebrate the success of role models, businesses and organisations who are leading the way to true diversity and

inclusion in our society.”

Designed to highlight the country’s most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA’s are supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Sir Lenny Henry

amongst many. TV Presenter Graham Norton Said “Promoting and celebrating diversity is close to my heart which is why I am thrilled to support The National Diversity Awards! I want to wish all of this year’s shortlisted nominees the best of luck for the ceremony, you all deserve to win!’’

Paul Sesay, Founder and CEO of The National Diversity Awards said “I am so proud to be able to witness the journeys of some of the most inspiring role models this

country has to offer. Each year I am overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of nominations, and those shortlisted should know how privileged I am to share

your stories with the nation. You are all winners and I can’t wait to meet you at the ceremony.”

We will keep you updated about how we get on…….