Proud to support Pride!
During August, members of the Civic Engineers team have been proud to support both Leeds and Manchester Pride, as part of the alliance of construction companies working to build LGBT+ inclusion, Building Equality.
Manchester Pride took place over the Bank Holiday weekend and alongside more than 150 representatives from 17 other organisations, the team took part in the Parade and helped make it the biggest show of equality, diversity and inclusion the North West construction sector has ever seen at Manchester Pride.
In its second year at Manchester Pride, Building Equality doubled in size since 2017; with even more senior leadership visibility than ever before. Building Equality was joined by sponsors; Flannery, A-Plant and Hays to march together alongside the rainbow JCB to help increase awareness of LGBT+ employees working in the construction industry.
Building Equality is giving LGBT+ employees a voice and a platform to promote the positive contribution they make to the industry, whilst demonstrating the importance of promoting diversity and inclusion, in order to retain and attract the best talent to a sector short on skilled workers, whatever their background. Building Equality offers greater diversity within the industry through its involvement in many built-environment initiatives aimed at promoting fairness, inclusion and respect at grassroots, including attendance at a record number of pride events; Manchester, London, Newcastle, Leeds and Student Pride.