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Top 100 LGBTQ-inclusive employers named by Stonewall

Businesses in the financial, legal, and education sectors make up almost half the list.

2022-02-23

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Unsplash

Stonewall has released its list of the Top 100 Employers who are having a "life-changing" impact when it comes to LGBTQ inclusion. 

The 2022 list is topped by the financial services firm, Macquarie Group as the most inclusive employer. Financial, legal, and education sectors make up almost half of the Top 100 organisations from the public, private, and third sectors.

Following a year-long hiatus, this year's list acknowledges the impact of the pandemic on businesses and ranks organisations on their efforts and commitment to inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in the workplace. The charity is also launching its Bring Yourself To Work campaign in response to increased opposition to trans inclusion in the workplace.

Commenting on the list Stonewall's CEO, Nancy Kelley, says: "It’s been wonderful to see all of the work put in by the private, public and third sector organisations making up the Top 100 Employers List this year.

"For many of us, the majority of our time is spent at work, so if we don’t feel comfortable being ourselves, it can take an enormous toll. Creating environments where we can all feel comfortable makes the workplace a safer, better and friendlier place for everyone and helps staff be proud of who they are."

Stonewall’s Top Employer List 2022:


1 - Macquarie Group
2 - Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
3 - Clifford Chance LLP
3 - Victim Support
5 - NHS Business Services Authority
6 - Jacobs Engineering limited
7 - Cardiff University
8 - Slaughter and May
9 - Sky UK
10 - Pinsent Masons LLP
11 - Citi
12 - Riverside
13 - Mayer Brown International LLP
14 - King's College London
14 - St Mungo's
16 - Environment Agency
17 - KPMG UK
18 - Eversheds Sutherland LLP
19 - Pearson
20 - Touchstone
21 - Leigh Day
22 - The University of Manchester
23 - Stockport Homes Group
23 - Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
23 - Tesco Stores Ltd
26 - Swansea University
27 - Aviva
28 - Solicitors Regulation Authority
29 - Skills Development Scotland
30 - Greater London Authority
31 - Irwin Mitchell LLP
32 - HSBC
33 - Teach First
34 - Leicestershire Police
35 - University of Plymouth
36 - Bank of America
37 - Mace
38 - Surrey Police
39 - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
40 - Severn Trent
40 - Home Group
40 - Allen & Overy
40 - Vodafone
44 - Rolls-Royce
45 - Thoughtworks
46 - bp
47 - Wrexham Glyndwr University
47 - Camden Council
49 - Sussex Police
49 - NatWest Group
49 - GSK
52 - S2
53 - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
53 - Linklaters
53 - Oliver Wyman
56 - Enterprise Rent-A-Car
57 - Bank of England
58 - NHS England and NHS Improvement
59 - dentsu
59 - Unilever
61 - Moody's
61 - Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
63 - The House of Lords
64 - University of Bristol
64 - Department for International Trade
64 - Public Health Wales
67 - De Montfort University
67 - Fidelity International
67 - Financial Ombudsman Service
70 - Burness Paull LLP
71 - Royal Navy
71 - The Insolvency Service
73 - TSB Bank
74 - Fujitsu Services
75 - University of Greenwich
75 - Avon and Somerset Police
77 - Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
77 - Kingsley Napley LLP
79 - Credit Suisse
79 - RPC
81 - OC&C Strategy Consultants
82 - M&S Bank
83 - Financial Conduct Authority
84 - Leicestershire County Council
85 - Omnicom Media Group
86 - Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service
86 - Santander UK
88 - The University of Salford
89 - The Scottish Government
89 - NELFT
89 - RSM UK
89 - EY
93 - Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service)
94 - Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
94 - Wellcome Trust
96 - Imperial College London
96 - Zurich Insurance
98 - University of Roehampton
99 - Mastercard
100 - Thames Water Utilities Ltd
100 - Barclays
100 - L&Q

The Top 100 Employers List is compiled through submissions to a free, voluntary benchmarking tool, the Workplace Equality Index. All submissions are then marked against thorough and standardized criteria and the Top 100 Employers are picked out for their excellent work in creating inclusive workplaces for their LGBTQ+ staff.

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