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Sytner Group supports local LGBTQ+ community and partners with Leicester Pride

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

Sytner Group has partnered with Leicester Pride 2021 as a part of the business’ ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Colleagues from the company’s various franchises will be marching in the vibrant parade on September 4th in the city centre, showing solidarity with the community.

Simon Harrison, Sytner Group Colleague on the Leicester Pride Committee, said: “We are very excited to have Sytner Group on board as one of our main partners this year.

“It’s great that the company is willing to support us, not only today but ongoing through its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace which is visible to myself and colleagues throughout the business with the ‘One Team’ ethos which really does mean that we all belong.

“We look forward to working with them during Leicester Pride and going forward to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace.”

With Leicester being home to the business’ Head Office, a number of dealerships and home to many colleagues, the company felt it was appropriate to support Leicester Pride and keep it close to home for its first partnership.

Partnering with Leicester Pride is just one way that Sytner Group is planning to drive change within the industry.

This comes as Sytner Group announces its new Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Jodie Williams, who will be working in a newly formed role supporting Sytner Group to develop and implement the diversity and inclusion strategy.

Jodie Williams, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, said: “I’m passionate about creating cultures which are diverse and reflect the communities in which we operate, where individuals can be their best self.

“It’s very important that diversity and inclusion is recognised and supported within businesses and industries and I aim to enhance the ‘One Team’ ethos within the business and continue to work with colleagues to continuously advance and improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”

As an experienced diversity and inclusion professional, Jodie has, in previous roles, developed and implemented various diversity and inclusion strategies.

Melvin Rogers, Director of Human Resources, said: “With Jodie’s extensive background and knowledge working previously for National Express, ITV and Yorkshire Water, Jodie’s career has been centred on creating workplaces where everyone can fully participate.

“Amongst her accolades are being shortlisted in the Head of Diversity category at the European Diversity Awards 2019 and named in the Top 100 Northern Power Women Future List.

“We’re really looking forward to working with Jodie and developing and implementing the diversity and inclusion strategy for Sytner Group to continue our ‘one team’ ethos throughout the business.”

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