Kenwright shortlisted for Role Model of the Year in diversity awards

lawrence kenwrightSIGNATURE Living Group Chairman Lawrence Kenwright has been shortlisted for a European Diversity Award in its Role Model of the Year category.

The awards, which take place in London next month, recognise organisations, CEOs, C-level executives and other business leaders from across the continent that have made an outstanding contribution to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Kenwright (pictured) has been a leading light in the sphere of equality and diversity having supported causes such as Liverpool Pride, the British LGBT Awards and has established the company’s internal LGBT network.

He works with working class communities to provide young people with jobs and apprenticeship opportunities and also appeared on the National Geographic Channel’s Undercover Angel which saw him offer much needed financial support to a youth organisation operating in the capital.

This July, Kenwright and his wife Katie, who together founded Signature Living in 2008, were honoured in the Guardian’s 2017 Pride Power List after showing their commitment to the LGBT community.

They were included in the Ally list awarded to people who are “outspoken in their support of the LGBT+ community and have been shown to be a powerful catalysts of change with their advocacy, both in the workplace and at home”.

“To be shortlisted for a European Diversity Award is a huge honour,” said Kenwright.  “At Signature Living, we understand the importance of equality and inclusion and the impact it has, both within the company and the communities in which we operate.

“We have got behind major diversity events because talent comes in all forms and embracing this fact will only help our company to thrive in the future.”

Finalists in the Role Model of the Year category include former athlete Donna Fraser, Stuart Barette, the driving force behind HSBC’s Pride Network, and Army chief Lieutenant General Patrick Sanders CBE DSO.

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