Stonewall has released its Top 100 Employers List in celebration of those bringing LGBTQ+ inclusion to the forefront of the workplace.
The charity did not release a list in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, making this the first since 2020. Published on 23 February, Stonewall hailed global financial services firm, Macquarie Group, 2022’s Top Employer for LGBTQ+ people. “We’re thrilled with the recognition of how important LGBTQ+ inclusion is to Macquarie, in the UK and globally,” said Paul Plewman, Chief Executive Officer for Macquarie Group in EMEA. “This achievement recognises years of work to ensure that all our people feel empowered and can thrive and is a tribute to the commitment of the whole Macquarie team.” Also ranking in the top five was the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in second place, Clifford Chance LLP and Victim Support in joint third and the NHS Business Services Authority at number five.
The financial sector was found to be the best at LGBTQ+ inclusion in 2022, with 16 firms from financial services managing to rank in the Top 100.