Organiser: LGBT Property Professionals (supported by JLL)
Location: JLL, One Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, M1 1RG
As the built environment continues to grapple with an ageing and shrinking workforce, we need to ensure our industry is welcoming to all. Current statistics show that homophobia within the industry is still rife, resulting in it not being a career of choice for many diverse groups.
LGBT Property Professionals is a networking group, based in Manchester, that aims to drive LGBT inclusion within property and construction. They do this through sharing best practice, providing a safe space for LGBT people (and allies) to network, and collaborating with other organisations on new initiatives to help improve the industry’s reputation in order to attract a more diverse workforce. Their next event ‘Working Better Together’ is on 23 May in Manchester and will involve a panel discussion on how the industry can better work together to drive LGBT inclusion.