David Shrimpton, Managing Director at Moneybarn has been named one of LGBT Great's top 50 Gamechangers this year.
This initiative seeks to recognise and celebrate LGBTQ+ talent around the world, who are excelling at work, influencing their role, and using their platform to empower the community.
Highlights from the past 12 months include LGBTQ+ History Month where David shared his personal experiences and coming out story with colleagues around the business.
David also co-hosted a live Q&A session with the LGBTQ+ Affinity Group who shared their stories and experiences, and a live Time to Talk with gender fluid and genre fluid musician and drag queen Monopoly Phonic.
David sponsored 50 colleagues across the Group to participate in the parade at this year’s Leeds Pride in June, with friends and family joining them. We'll be getting involved with a larger calendar of events as part of our membership with LGBT Great. This will include mentoring workshops and networking sessions with fellow LGBT Great members, as well as celebration events and awards that highlight colleagues who display role model behaviours that closely align with our Values.
I can't take all the glory as we couldn't drive positive change and awareness around Inclusion and Diversity across the business without the truly amazing support from our Affinity Groups, especially the LGBTQ+ one that I proudly sponsor. Thank you to everyone who continually cares about colleagues and embraces inclusivity and diversity through everything they do.
David Shrimpton, Managing Director at Moneybarn