At Signature Living we’re proud to be sponsoring the NatWest British LGBT Awards for the second year running.
As one of the UK’s most diverse LGBT friendly companies, we are passionate supporters of the LGBT+ community.
Speaking of our support for the event, Signature Living Chairman Lawrence Kenwright told the press:
“From the boardroom down to the shop floor Signature Living is all about diversity. We embrace all people and proudly celebrate the vibrant and diverse nature of our employees and hotel guests. I am pleased to reaffirm our commitment to the LGBT+ community by backing this important event again.”
Managing Director Kris Mochrie also shared: “It is a pleasured to lead an organisation where our people are encouraged and supported to be themselves. Our decision to support initiatives like the British LGBT Awards is a recognition of our LGBT+ employees.”
Founder of the ceremony Sarah Garrett MBE emphasised Signature’s involvement, saying: “Signature Living’s passionate show of support for the LGBT community is commendable.”
The ceremony is set to commence on May 11 and will be held in London. This unique awards ceremony has been designed to showcase individuals and organisations that have demonstrated great commitment to the LGBT+ community.
As a non-for-profit initiative, the NatWest British LGBT Awards state that additional funds from the event sales or fundraising will be used for:
- LGBT<25<: LGBT+ youth. Through research, they hope to outline the specific needs of a group faced with growing challenges in a changing world. A focus will be placed on building awareness of these needs and helping to give support via existing charities.
- LBWomen (LBWomen.org) – Following a survey into the lives of LB Women, it was discovered that the lack of lesbian and bisexual role models was a key factor to women not being out in the workplace. As a result, they launched a free resource and network in 2016, which has grown into 100+ group of executives and senior executives across the country.
- Alternative Family Week (www.alternativeparenting.co.uk): The same-sex parenting awareness week highlights the visibility of LGBT+ parents and helps educate through media and a week’s programme of events (from 2013 onwards).
- Intersectionality: BAME and LGBT in the workplace 2015 initiative.
Who’s Nominated this Year?
NatWest British LGBT Awards 2018 has some fantastic nominees this year. With a variety of categories, it’s an exciting time for those that have been recognised for their hard work and commitment.
In the Top 10 LGBT+ Celebrities category, nominees include supermodel and actress Cara Delevigne, actor Colton Haynes, chart-topping star Demi Lovato and Merseyside’s very own Paul O’Grady.
In the Top 10 Online Influencers category, this year’s nominees include social media favourite Connor Franta, Tommy Dorfman of hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and YouTube sensation Tyler Oakley.
Nominated for MI5 Outstanding Contributions to LGBT+ Life, nominees feature Co-founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, Phyll Opoku-Gyimah and Bisexual Campaigner Lewis Oakley.
The awards also acknowledge momentous Media Moments of the year, with Justin Trudeau’s apology to the LGBT+ community and Moonlight bagging an Oscar making it onto the list of nominees.
Winners are set to be announced on 11th May 2018. And we’re certainly looking forward to the results!