Construction industry presence at Pride

Representatives from construction organisations across the region will attend Liverpool Pride this weekend, to show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Construction Industry Training Board, AECOM, ISG, Morgan Sindall, and Space Architects are among attendees.

Liverpool-based Constructing Equality was behind the co-ordination of the sector's presence at Liverpool Pride this year.

Chrissi McCarthy, managing director of Constructing Equality, said: "There was a really great response when we started to get the companies together for Liverpool Pride. It seemed like they all wanted to get involved, and represent the industry at events like this, and had resources set aside to make a splash on the day. Hopefully this will demonstrate to the LGBT community that construction has started to move on from the old fashioned image often portrayed."

The Construction Industry Training Board recently launched its Be Fair Framework, designed to provide guidance and accreditation for companies within the industry who wish to demonstrate commitment to the equality and diversity agenda.

Construction industry representatives will be at the family area at Pier Head on Saturday 2 August after 12pm with construction-based games and activities.

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