Award Winners 

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Employer of the Year

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

‘I am absolutely delighted to lead an organisation that has been named as Stonewall’s Employer of the Year for 2015. The Trust has an outstanding reputation for its proactive approach to all strands of equality and diversity and it is great to see this recognised in
such a prestigious annual survey. This outcome does credit to our outstanding staff group who treat every patient, service user and carer with dignity and respect, in a work environment where all employees are able to reach their full potential. Having appeared in the Index for a number of years it is especially rewarding to see that our continued efforts to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive workplace have been recognised.’

 Ruth Hawkins 
 Chief Executive
 Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Senior Champion

Alison Lowe, Touchstone

‘I am absolutely amazed and humbled to be named the Stonewall Senior Champion. I believe that making Touchstone the best organisation it can be by celebrating the diversity that all our staff bring is what all good employers should do. To be then rewarded for doing my job is both a surprise and an incredible honour. I am passionate about creating safe places for people to thrive. Touchstone’s partnership with Stonewall has enabled us to honour our values of fairness and justice and I am incredibly grateful for Stonewall’s support to me in developing my leadership in the area of LGBT equality.’

 Alison Lowe
 Chief Executive

Employee Network Group of the Year

Pride UK at American Express

‘We are extremely proud that the American Express Pride Network has been named Stonewall Network Group of the Year 2015. Our members are truly inspiring and have worked tirelessly to provide our LGBT colleagues with access to professional development, community engagement and rights advocacy opportunities. This award is testament to their hard work and focus on our aspiration to be the UK’s most inclusive LGBT employer.’

 Michael Whyte
 Executive Sponsor
 American Express

Role Model of the Year 

Tamoor Ali, BP

‘I am absolutely delighted to be given the Stonewall Role Model of the Year 2015 award. It’s great recognition for me and BP for the work that we have done on LGBT equality in the workplace. Leading the network group has given me the confidence to be an out authentic leader and build my network within BP. I hope this encourages others in the energy industry to take the lead in the LGBT space and make a long-term sustainable and meaningful difference.’

 Tamoor Ali
 Senior Commercial Analyst,



Ally of the Year

Mark Gorry, EDF Energy

‘I’m absolutely delighted and humbled to be recognised by Stonewall as Ally of the Year. LGBT inclusion and support on LGBT matters to employees who don’t identify as LGBT themselves are a vital part of life at EDF Energy. It makes huge sense to the development, wellbeing and engagement of our people, and to the success of our business. With the help of our network, our employees, Stonewall and others, we’ve achieved a great deal here. I know we have more to do though, so this award is great inspiration to build on our achievements so far. It’s also a strong signal to our people, our customers, our sector and wider businesses that everyone has a role to play in making our workplaces and communities more inclusive and equal for everyone.’


 Mark Gorry
 Chief Nuclear Officer
 EDF Energy













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