Bupa colleagues will be joining Pride events across the UK celebrating diversity, inclusion and bringing your true self to work.
Ahead of London Pride last weekend, colleagues at Bupa Cromwell Hospital pulled out the bunting, helped personalise the Cromwell’s pride banner for Saturday’s parade, and set up an in-house tattoo studio where colleagues could get temporary rainbow tattoos. Colleagues from the hospital then joined the festivities in London.
Fiona Thornhill, Marketing Director at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, said: “Inclusivity is so important, especially in the workplace. I feel proud and lucky to work at Bupa where diversity and inclusion is actively supported.”
Bupa was also a Gold sponsor of the Salford Pink Picnic last month. The aim of the picnic was to build community cohesion, encourage social interaction, and bring people together regardless of gender, sexuality, race or religion to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion in Salford.
Over the coming weeks, colleagues from across Bupa will be attending Sparkle in Manchester on 12 July, Trans Pride Brighton and Hove on 20 July, Brighton Pride on 3 August and Manchester Pride on 23-26 August.
Nikki Williams, a member of Bupa’s diversity and inclusion network, DiverCity, said: “We’re extremely proud and excited to be joining Pride events across the country. Having organised Bupa taking part in the parade in Manchester the past two years, I get such a real buzz when I hear people talking about the parade.
“This year DiverCity has been a proud sponsor of Salford’s Pink Picnic, and the world’s biggest free Transgender Pride ‘Sparkle’ which will be held over the weekend. We have 150 people walking with us in Manchester Pride, and we also have a float at Brighton Pride.
“You can walk around Bupa and see all kinds of wonderfully different people. We’re a diverse and inclusive workplace. The sign on the front of Bupa says #BeYouAtBupa – that’s what this is all about – being us – with the added Everyone is Welcome – I am incredibly proud to be a part of that.”