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Berkshire based organisations appear on Stonewall list of best employers

Stonewall has named its 100 best employers for LGBT equality - and employers based in Berkshire feature.

Vodafone, which is has its headquarters in Newbury, is in 32nd place in the list.

The Environment Agency, which has its South East regional office based in Reading, also features in 13th place.

The University of Reading also features - it's managed to place in 80th position on the list.

Other organisations include the Welsh Government, the British Army, RAF and MI5. 

The charity's CEO Ruth Hunt said

"The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019, now in its fifteenth year, has been the largest yet. We’re immensely delighted by this year’s Top 100 Employers – and of all the 445 organisations that entered the 2019 Index – and I want to congratulate them for their continued progress on LGBT equality."

"You are leading the way in making workplaces more LGBT inclusive and ensuring that LGBT employees, customers and service users can be safe, accepted and respected across the UK."

"Spanning diverse sectors from banking to healthcare, education to law and retail to government, the best employers are taking action to help create workplaces and services that, day by day, make a real and tangible difference to the lives of LGBT people."

"This year, many of our Top 100 Employers have not just led the way within their own organisations, they have also been strong voices campaigning for reform of the Gender Recognition Act, for marriage equality in Northern Ireland, for greater inclusivity in sport and more."

You can see all of the employers who feature here. 

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