Lloyds Banking Group is publically demonstrating its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues and customers by joining in with Pride festival celebrations across the UK.
Across the country, employees have been invited to join in with Pride celebrations under branded banners in official marches taking place in Edinburgh, London and Leeds.
Lloyds Bank and Halifax ATMs along the London Pride parade route last weekend were dressed in rainbow colours to show support for LGBT employees and customers taking part in the event. ATMs and local bank branches in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and Brighton will also be decked out with rainbow themed window decorations when Pride events take place in those cities this summer. At London Pride, over 60 Lloyds Banking Group employees took part in the parade, marching under the Lloyds Bank brand.
Lloyds Banking Group has long been committed to supporting the LGBT community. The Group has an active Rainbow Network made up of 2,200 colleagues and has received multiple awards for recognition, recently being named the Top Private Sector employer in the 2015 Stonewall Top 100 Employers list.
Fiona Cannon OBE, Group Director of Diversity & inclusion at Lloyds Banking Group said: “As a Group, we’re passionate about ensuring our business truly reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Supporting the LGBT community is of immense importance to us and ensuring our LGBT colleagues are as engaged as other groups of colleagues is a key commitment within our Helping Britain Prosper Plan.”