Published date: 30 August 2023

NHSPS March In Manchester Pride Parade

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) recently took part in celebrating Pride by marching in the Manchester Pride Parade to show support for LGBT+ colleagues and communities.

The march took place on August 26th and 50 NHSPS colleagues joined the festivities to promote inclusivity in the workplace – and broader society.

In 2022, NHSPS participated in Brighton Pride; a parade where colleagues took part and celebrated 30 years of Pride whilst showcasing NHSPS’ Prism Network.

This year, walking groups saw colleagues and allies from across the business – especially those who live in the Manchester locality – celebrate LGBT+ identities and accomplishments, whilst simultaneously reflecting on their struggle for equality.

Min Rodriguez, Head of Culture and Inclusion for NHSPS, said: “The diversity of our colleagues is something we celebrate at NHSPS. Not only does this make us a more dynamic organisation but allows us to harness different skills, perspectives, and experiences to deliver the best property and facilities management services to the NHS.”

“We will reflect on the challenges LGBT+ communities face and ensure that we can offer an inclusive and accepting work environment, regardless of identity. I hope that our participation in the Manchester Pride March will show that we mean business when it comes to supporting and promoting LGBT+ communities.”

Helen McCarthy, Chief People Officer for NHSPS, said: “As a member of the LGBT+ community myself I am delighted that our colleagues will be marching and demonstrating how much we have grown as a business over the past 10 years. We will continue to place an emphasis on inclusivity during our 10th anniversary celebrations and beyond.”