Tideway has been shortlisted for the third year in a row at the British LGBT awards as one of the ‘Top 10 Inclusive Companies’.
The annual awards celebrate the campaigners and allies who have made a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community during the past 12 months. The awards have celebrity and corporate categories, and among this year’s nominees are superstars including Harry Styles, Lizzo, Gillian Anderson, Philip Schofield and Willow Smith.
Other companies named in the top 10 inclusive category include Sainsbury's, O2, KPMG and Nestlé.
Tideway was shortlisted on the back of an application that highlighted the numerous ways that the company prioritises inclusivity, with particular reference to Encompass, the staff-led network that works continuously to make Tideway and the wider construction industry more inclusive for its staff.
Steve Hails, Exec Sponsor for the LGBT+ Encompass network said: “I am thrilled that Tideway is shortlisted at these fantastic awards for the third year in a row. As part of Encompass, the network has continually developed our inclusion philosophy through numerous activities and events which has shown us to be a leading company in the construction sector."
Adam Smith, Creative Lead and LGBTQ+ Network chair at Tideway said “I am incredibly proud that Tideway has been shortlisted again in the Inclusive Employer category. To be considered alongside companies such as Sainsbury's, O2 and Nestlé is a huge achievement for Tideway in itself.
"At Tideway, we like people to bring their whole self to work. I believe that companies that are diverse in age, ethnicity, gender identity, race, sexual orientation and physical or mental ability are absolutely better places to work.
"An environment where everyone, whoever they are, can perform to the best of their ability is the right thing to do. The work Encompass does is helping to make the construction industry more attractive to people who may not have seen it as an option before."
The judging process for corporate categories means that winners are independently chosen by an expert panel, without any input from the organisers. The winners will be announced at the annual ceremony, which this year will be held on 27 August.