Unit Manager Health Protection, Bury Council
Natasha Franklin has been a champion of equality since becoming the vice chair of the newly formed council LGBT employee network group in 2007 and subsequently chair of the group in 2014. She was instrumental in developing the council’s Recognising Diversity course, written in response to homophobic incidents in the workplace and utilising anonymised real examples of behaviour.
In the workplace, Natasha has also supported the launch of the council’s allies programme, challenged policies and procedures and organised numerous events for the employee network group.
She’s helped organise and participated in many community events including the first ever Bury Pride in 2017, which is now set to be an annual occurrence.