Wed, 10 Jul 2019

As a major employer in the West Midlands, BNP Paribas Personal Finance is proud to signal its commitment to being an inclusive work place and to LGBTQ+ equality.

The consumer finance company has a clear vision of being a force for positive change and proactively creates an environment and culture which enables people to be themselves.  With 860 people across two UK sites, the company is committed to promoting and maintaining a diverse, inclusive and stimulating work environment where differences in thoughts, backgrounds and perspectives are embraced.

Stephen Hunt, CEO BNP Paribas in the UK, said “We all spend a lot of time at work and it is an important part of our lives.  So creating an environment where everybody feels they belong and can be themselves is not only the right thing to do; it makes clear business sense. I believe that having people who feel confident and relaxed within our environment brings the best out of them and enables us as a business to continue to deliver great things. Our inclusive culture is extremely precious to us and I think makes us a great place to work.”

The Pride network is part of our Diversity and Inclusion programme which was created to enable people to develop and succeed and to ensure people are treated with dignity and respect. The company recognises and supports the diversity of all colleagues and wants to raise awareness on issues that can be faced by LGBTQ+ people in the workplace and beyond.

Michael Johnson, Talent, Career and Development Manager, BNP Paribas Personal Finance said: "We employ talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and I believe that the fact people can be themselves, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or culture is a significant contributor to our ongoing success."