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Britain's Top 100 Employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff


The following are the Stonewall Top 100 Employers in Britain for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in 2011. These organisations have scored the highest on Stonewall's 25-question Workplace Equality Index designed to measure equality in the workplace, and have been able to demonstrate their best practice with supplementary evidence.

Home Office 2011 Winner

1 Home Office

Home Secretary Theresa May on the importance of the Home Office being named Stonewall's most gay-friendly employer 2011. Click on the picture to view the video. 


2 Lloyds Banking Group

Click here for the Pink Paper's interview with Lloyds, who were named Private Sector Employer of the Year and were also the Top Scottish Employer 2011.

3 Ernst & Young

Click here to see a quote from Harry Gaskell, Chair of Diversity and Inclusiveness Steering Group.

4 Hampshire Constabulary
5 IBM
6 Goldman Sachs
7 East Sussex County Council 
8 = Brighton & Hove City Council
8 = HM Revenue & Customs
10 Barclays

11 Gentoo Group
12 = London Borough of Tower Hamlets
12 = Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
14 London Borough of Islington
15 Accenture
16 = Foreign & Commonwealth Office
16 = Transport for London

18 Environment Agency England and Wales
Lisa Pinney EA
Lisa Pinney from the Environment Agency talks to Stonewall about the Agency's approach to supporting and developing lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Click the picture to watch the video. Or click here for the Environment Agency's interview on being named Top Welsh Employer 2011


19 Simmons & Simmons
20 Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

21 = Citizens Advice

Click here for Citizens Advice's interview on being named the highest performing charity on the 2011 Workplace Equality Index

21 = Metropolitan Housing Partnership
23 London Borough of Hackney
24 = Gloucestershire County Council
24 = Merseyside Police
26 = Kent Police
26 = North Wales Police
28 = Manchester City Council
28 = Newcastle City Council


Jon Ward Cheshire Const30 = Cheshire Constabulary

Jon Ward from Cheshire Constabulary talks to Stonewall about the ways that the force develops and supports their lesbian, gay and bisexual staff


30 = Leicestershire County Council
30 = Pinsent Masons LLP
33 = American Express
33 = Nacro
35 = British Transport Police
35 = Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
35 = Thames Valley Police
38 = Cardiff County Council
38 = Derby City Council
38 = Kirklees Council

38 = West Mercia Constabulary
42 = Aviva
42 = Hogan Lovells
42 = The National Assembly for Wales

Harry Small Baker & McKenzie LLP45 = Baker & McKenzie LLP

Harry Small from Baker & McKenzie LLP on how the firm became the 'Most Improved Employer' in Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2011. Click on the picture to view the video.


45 = Suffolk Constabulary
47 Royal Bank of Scotland Group
48 = Liverpool John Moores University
48 = Suffolk County Council & Customer Services Direct Ltd
50 = Crown Prosecution Service England and Wales
50 = Herbert Smith LLP
50 = Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
50 = Your Homes Newcastle

54 = Credit Suisse
54 = NHS Tower Hamlets
54 = West Yorkshire Police
57 = National Audit Office
57 = Newham College of Further Education
57 = West Sussex County Council
60 = Core Assets Group
60 = Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service
60 = University of Salford
60 = West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

64 = Bury Council
64 = Dyfed Powys Police
64 = Sheffield City Council
64 = The Co-operative
68 = Derbyshire County Council
68 = J.P. Morgan
68 = Knowsley Housing Trust
68 = South Wales Police

72 = Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
72 = Department of Health
72 = Eversheds LLP
72 = North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust
76 = Bristol City Council
76 = Essex Police
76 = Skillset Sector Skills Council

 


Natasha Broomfield Read from Victim Support76 = Victim Support England and Wales

Victim Support's Natasha Broomfield-Reid talks to Stonewall about the different ways the charity supports its lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. Click on the picture to view the video.

80 = Cardiff University
80 = Department for Work and Pensions
80 = Leeds City Council
80 = London Borough of Waltham Forest
84 = Barnardo's
84 = Lothian & Borders Police
84 = Sussex Police
87 = Birmingham City Council
87 = Clydesdale Bank
87 = Imperial College London

90 = Deloitte
90 = University of Cambridge
90 = Warwickshire County Council
93 = East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service
93 = Irwin Mitchell Solicitors
93 = ITV plc

 


93 = Rugby Football LeagueSarah Walters Rugby Football League

Sarah Williams from the Rugby Football League talks about the benefits of entering Stonewall's Workplace Equality for the RFL. Click on the picture to watch the video or read the coverage in the Guardian here.

97 = National Grid
97 = Procter & Gamble UK
97 = Royal Air Force
100 Kent County Council


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Download previous versions of the Index

For the 2010 Index booklet click here
For the 2009 Index booklet click here
For the 2008 Index booklet click here
For the 2007 Index booklet click here
For the 2006 Index booklet click here
For the 2005 Index booklet click here 

 

 

 

 Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2011 cover
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To see the full analysis of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2011, including sector Top Fives, Award Winners and the results from the staff feedback questionnaire.