The Tyne Is Fine For LGBT

Stonewall have just released their annual list of top LGBT-inclusive employers for 2020. This year sees the list topped by Newcastle City Council. Global chemical giant GSK and banking group Citi show at sixth and seventh on the list. Wales scores highly with entries for the National Assembly for Wales (8th), Welsh Government (9th) and Cardiff University (10th).

Other notable inclusions are Sky (28th) Channel 4 (35th) and supermarket chain Sainsbury’s (71st). Education and legal sectors are well represented with 16 and 15 entries respectively.

Sanjay Sood-Smith, executive director at Stonewall, commented: ‘Every year, our list of the top 100 employers shows us who’s leading the way when it comes to creating a work environment where LGBT people can thrive and be themselves in the UK.’

The list is created from over 500 entries.

Top LGBT-Inclusive Employers

1. Newcastle City Council

2. Gentoo Group

3. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

4. Pinsent Masons

5. Ministry of Justice

6. GSK

7. Citi Group

8. National Assembly For Wales

9. Welsh Government

10. Cardiff University

In addition, Stonewall created a list for top trans employers.

Top Trans-Inclusive Employers

1. Aviva

2. Bury Council

3. Cardiff University

4. Channel 4

5. Cheshire Fire and Rescue

6. Citi

7. Department of International Trade (DTI)

8. Gentoo Group

9. Homes England

10. JLL

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