Lloyds Banking Group collect two IN Awards

Lloyds Banking Group collect two IN Awards

Lloyds Banking Group were finalists in an amazing six categories at our inaugural Inclusive Networks Awards that took place at Band on the Wall in Manchester on 19th November – more than any other organisation. All four of their employee network groups were finalists at the awards, the only organisation to have representation in each of the four diversity network categories.

In recognition of their authentic support for their four hugely active network groups, the Group won the final award of the night, the ‘Investor in Network Groups’ award. They beat off stiff competition from BNY Mellon, PwC, The University of Manchester, EY and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Earlier in the evening, their Disability Network, Access, also won the ‘Health & Wellbeing Network of the Year’ award and their Rainbow Network was highly commended in the ‘Employee LGBT Network of the Year’ category. Well done Lloyds Banking Group!

Photo : John Turner and Tom Berry, representing the Access network

They were also finalists in the following categories :

  • Gender Network of the Year : Breakthrough Network
  • Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage Network of the Year : GEM Network
  • Collaboration of the Year : EY Women’s Network and Lloyds Banking Group ‘Breakthrough’ Network, The Secrets of Stakeholder Mapping and Networking for Success

    John Turner, Access Network Chair said: “It’s fantastic to win awards and it was a real honour to accept this one on behalf of the Network. It’s great to see the hard work of so many colleagues recognised in this way. But of course the real benefit of this type of recognition is the additional motivation it gives to keep the great work going. We will continue to focus on the things that are important to our members and are fully committed to creating a level playing field for all disabled colleagues within the Group.”

    Watch out for our upcoming features with members of each of their four awesome networks.

  • Careers at Lloyds Banking Group :

    Visit the Diversity Jobs website to check out lots of different opportunities at Lloyds Banking Group – www.diversityjobs.co.uk

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    About The Author

    Thomas Anderson

    Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He is a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards.

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