Suffolk County Council is one of the top places for lesbian, gay and bisexual people to work, according to the latest national index from the equalities charity Stonewall.
Since 2013, the council has risen 96 places to 61st in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index for 2014.
Adria Pittock, chair of the Suffolk County Council lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff network, said:
“Suffolk County Council achieving such a high place in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 is fantastic news and is proof positive of the support that the organisation is providing for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff and the genuine desire to see us be the best that we can be within the organisation.
“It is also an indicator of the commitment that Suffolk County Council is making to ensure that the needs of the wider lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are considered across all of the council’s activities.”
Councillor Rebecca Hopfensperger, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member responsible for equalities and inclusion, said:
“I am delighted that Suffolk County Council is recognised as one of the Top 100 employers in this year’s Stonewall Index.
“This achievement acts as a demonstration of our commitment to support our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff and communities across Suffolk.”