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Genesis Business Manager honoured as Top 10 Diversity Champion


Genesis Business Manager Miles Lanham was recognised as a Vodaphone Top 10 Diversity Champion at the Natwest British LGBT Awards on Friday evening (12 May).

Miles, who has worked at Genesis for seven years, received his Top 10 trophy at a special awards event at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms.  He was recognised on account of his tireless efforts to champion LGBT issues for Genesis staff, customers and the wider housing sector on top of a busy day job.

Miles chairs Genesis’ LGBT staff network, G-Force, which runs a wide programme of events and meetings including activity marking LGBT History Month and annual attendance at Pride London.  G-Force was highly commended by Stonewall in 2015.

He is also heavily involved with the LGBT Residents Forum, which meets regularly and discusses how to best support LGBT customers, including through improving responses to social isolation and hate crime. 

Miles co-founded the cross-sector LGBT network HouseProud, which now has 41 organisations affiliated and a separate group in North-west England. 

He said: “I am really flattered to be in the top 10 diversity champions with such significant employers as Goldman Sachs and the Royal Navy. None of this would have been possible without the freedom and support I consistently get at Genesis, who take the lead in the sector on LGBT inclusivity with our staff and customers.”

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