The mission for PRIDE is centered around creating and fostering a safe, open environment for all, and to promote inclusivity across the business through education, visibility, conversation and policy. The network launch event held earlier this year was filled with colleagues, and welcomed guest speakers from other organisations including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Stonewall – Europe’s largest LGBT+ charity.
Laura Coombs, Global Franchise Standards Co-ordinator, described the journey the network had gone through to get to where they are now, including attending external recruitment events, and attending their first Birmingham Pride parade, where colleagues followed a liveried Range Rover SVAutobiography across the city.
Nigel Blenkinsop, Operations Director at Solihull and executive sponsor of the Jaguar Land Rover PRIDE network, added: “It was very humbling to get the chance to be executive sponsor of this network. It’s a great opportunity for the LGBT+ network to create an alliance and to have a positive impact on our organisation.”