21 May 2014

Marcus Collins, John Amaechi and the Mayor of Liverpool to speak at Stonewall Manchester Workplace Conference

Barclays’ Adam Rowse and Jan Gooding from Aviva also on the panel

John Amaechi OBE, the organisational consultant and former international basketball player and X Factor’s Marcus Collins are two of the keynote speakers at Stonewall’s 2014 Manchester Workplace Conference, Britain’s leading conference on sexual orientation issues in the workplace. The conference returns to Manchester on 6 June for the third time.

Joining John and Marcus are The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar and Barclays Retail Banking Business Managing Director, Adam Rowse. Also on the panel is Jan Gooding, Aviva Group Brand Director and Stonewall Chair of Trustees.

Stonewall’s Workplace Conference promotes good practice around sexual orientation in the workplace, and attracted over 200 delegates from every sector in 2013. Barclays and Aviva both secured places on Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers 2014 and the North West was one of the best performing regions on the annual list.

Simon Feeke, Stonewall Head of Workplace said: ‘We’re delighted to bring so much talent together for our third Manchester Workplace Conference. People perform better when they can be themselves, and a workplace that welcomes lesbian, gay and bisexual staff is better for everyone to work in. After two highly successful conferences, we look forward to seeing even more employers from the North West this year.’

Stonewall’s 2014 Workplace Conference series is supported by Barclays, with conferences in Cardiff and Edinburgh taking place later this year.

The conference will be held at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on 6 June. For more information visit www.stonewall.org.uk/wpc2014manchester.

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