TransUnion has announced that it partnered with Leeds Pride as a premium sponsor, aligned to the company’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Colleagues from TransUnion will be joining the parade through Leeds City Centre on 6 August, covering a 1.8 mile route. The team will also be participating in a fundraiser, aiming to walk a combined total of 100 miles on the day, with proceeds being donated to local Leeds LGBTQI+ charity Proud ‘N’ Diverse.
TransUnion’s colleague forum Pride @ TU is one of many inclusion and belonging groups within the organisation, all of which have executive support. Mark Horsey, chief financial officer for TransUnion in the UK is the executive sponsor for Pride @ TU and commented on the initiative.
Horsey said “We’re excited to be participating in this year’s Leeds Pride. At TransUnion we’re dedicated to providing an open, accepting, and safe space to inspire conversations and encourage learning.”
“We aim to give back to our local community whenever we can, which is why sponsoring Leeds Pride is important to us. Our colleague group drives awareness and education within the business so we’re thrilled to be a part of helping our local LGBTQI+ community feel supported and empowered to succeed.”
“We’re also really pleased that we can use this event as a means of fundraising for local charity Proud ‘N’ Diverse. As a business we’ll also be matching funds raised by our colleagues on the day.”
Robert Smith, co-founder of Proud ‘N’ Diverse said “We’re really thankful for TransUnion’s support to help us raise awareness on LGBTQI+ issue concerning current rights the LGBTQI+ community are facing. Our purpose is to make Leeds a safer space for LGBTQI+ individuals. We do this by being a point of contact where our friendly staff and volunteers can offer guidance on issues they are currently facing in a relaxed and non-pressured environment.”