Plus Dane named top gay-friendly housing

19.01.2012

Plus Dane Group has been named one of the most gay-friendly companies to work for in the UK.

Plus Dane Group has been named one of the most gay-friendly companies to work for in the UK.

The Merseyside and Cheshire organisation was the only housing association in the North West to make the top 100 list, which was compiled by lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall.

Among the initiatives which impressed judges at Stonewall was Plus Dane’s employment of Diversity Champions to promote gay-friendly working at all levels of the company, as well their progressive approaches to pensions, healthcare schemes mentoring and training.

The group is also heavily involved in work that challenges homophobia, such as Liverpool’s annual Pride event and the campaigning  group Homes for Everyone.

Clare Mawdsley-Geoghegan, chair of Plus Dane’s Something for Everyone diversity and equality group, said: "One of the reasons why Plus Dane is so successful as a business is because we attract recruit and retain the very best staff. 

"Creating a workplace in which diversity is celebrated and equality is embedded and where gay, Lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees can truly be themselves is an essential part of that work and is one of the reasons why we remain the employer of choice in this sector."

The Stonewall Top 100 Employers result builds on Plus Dane’s top 40 placing in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for.