The Alliance Network

The Alliance Network brings together LGBTQ+ professionals and staff networks in the Midlands.

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We arrange socials and informative events to support individuals and drive positive change for LGBTQ+ people in the workplace and in the community.


About us

Our steering group is chaired by Paul Eaves-Seeley (Serco) and our membership secretary is Mike Morgan (Hays). We’re a non-incorporated body i.e. we’re not a business nor a charity.

Our aim is to make the Midlands the best place for LGBTQ+ professionals to work. We have hundreds of members from Midlands’ businesses and the public sector who regularly attend our social events and informative discussions.

Click here for more details on our steering group membership and how you can get involved.


STEERING GROUP MEMBERS

MIDAN CONSULTINGDEUTSCHE BANKGOWLING WLG
PINSENT MASONSSERCO
BARCLAYCARDRBSDLA PIPER
ASTON UNIVERSITY HAYS

WHY

Many UK and Global Employer Networks are high profile and successful

Often activity and sponsorship is much more visible in London

Many LGBT people who work in the Midlands don’t have access to the same support

Smaller organisations won’t have the resources or scale to develop networks

Work alongside Midland LGBT Employer Network but provide more specific advice and support to professional service organisations

Help drive the business case for inclusion in Midlands

Support individuals to be themselves at work and reach their full potential

OBJECTIVES

Arrange business focussed and personal development events
Work with all other networks – Midlands LGBT Employer, Open Land, Birmingham University Mentor Scheme, Out of Office etc.
Share information and best practice in Diversity and inclusion approach, LGBT Employer Networks etc across organisations – business input
Arrange events and provide support to all not just LGBT community
Drive more active involvement from people based on the Midlands
Attract and supporting wider LGBT community – female representation is key
Support local relevant charities in terms of increasing knowledge and fund raising

LATEST POSTS

14th May 2020 – COVID-19 Briefing from Birmingham LGBT Director Steph Keeble

Our sincere thanks to Steph Keeble, Director of Birmingham LGBT, for taking time out to brief our network on the impact of CV-19. Birmingham LGBT is a registered charity and provides a range of services and activities for the LGBT Community in Birmingham and beyond. Including sexual health, events, domestic violence, counselling, support, fitness, arts, […]

5th May 2020 – COVID-19 Briefing from Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street

Our sincere thanks to Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, for taking time out to brief our network on the impact of CV-19. 5th May 2020 Guest Speaker: Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands Notes: (NB. This is not a full nor necessarily accurate set of notes!) Although the government specifically called out […]