Liverpool Pride gets support from Space Group and other construction firms

Space Group is returning to Liverpool this weekend; not for any site visits, but in our capacity as a committed LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) employer.

This Saturday sees the fifth annual Liverpool Pride festival, and Construction Equality, the Merseyside-based standard-bearer for diversity and inclusion in the construction industry, has amassed a number of companies to support the event. Space Group is amongst them.

Together with the likes of the CITB and Morgan Sindall, we are determined to confront the inaccurate stereotypes about the construction industry in the 21st century; that we are a macho, Mad Men-style cadre of blokes. Attending the festival with our company banners goes some way to remedying this.

“Our participation in Liverpool Pride is yet another way in which we’re challenging complacency within the construction industry,” said Rob Charlton, CEO of Space Group, “Our ethos is to rethink the world, and our support of LGBT lifestyles is in line with this thinking.”

He continued: “This isn’t the type of event which the construction industry would traditionally be involved in. Why not? By making moves in this area, we want to break down prejudice and build a team comprising of a rich mix of people and cultures. This ensures we are always challenging and rethinking what we do.”

This year’s festival is headlined by pop act Katy B, and also features an exclusive performance from Wicked, the globally successful musical that subverts the story of The Wizard of Oz.

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