The sponsorship will see Aggregate Industries take up a stand at the event, where members of the team will be on hand to discuss the diverse careers available across the business, the company’s approach to inclusivity, and the Hi Viz LGBTQ+ Network. They will also engage with the community with activities and merchandise for adults and children alike, including showcasing a special Pride-branded truck. Employees will also be taking part in the parade with branded t-shirts, hard hats, and banners.
The sponsorship of Leicester Pride forms part of Aggregate Industries continued focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) within the business. Part of its recent ED&I strategy, the business has introduced its ‘Hi Viz’ LGBTQ+ Affinity Group which aims to build a progressive and inclusive workplace, where everyone can feel comfortable being themselves every day. Championing the LGBTQ+ agenda, Hi Viz has created a thriving and growing community of allies and ambassadors across the business.
The network creates a safe and welcoming environment for all employees who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who simply support equal rights for all. It also acts as a voice for LGBTQ+ employees within Aggregate Industries as well as driving change by continuing to educate, raise awareness and up-skill colleagues.
James Roberts, HR Director at Aggregate Industries, said: “As one of the Leicestershire’s largest based businesses, we’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Leicester Pride event, and continuing to increase visibility of the LGBTQ+ community within Aggregate Industries and the wider construction industry. It’s set to be a fantastic and fun day, and we’re looking forward to representing our Hi Viz Affinity Group at the event and speaking to people who may be interested in a career in the construction industry.”
Aggregate Industries is an inclusive employer, with Affinity Groups also supporting women in the construction sector, age, ethnicity and nationality, veterans and disability.
For further information about careers at Aggregate Industries, please visit https://careers.aggregate.com/