Supporting Pride

We’ve always believed in inclusivity and diversity in our communities, where everyone has a place – from small businesses to the people that live there.

Pride festivals

We’re incredibly proud to have sponsored the Manchester Pride festival in our hometown since 2016. As well as celebrating LGBTQ+ life, they campaign for equality for all, and create opportunities that allow LGBTQ+ people in Greater Manchester to thrive.

Find out more about Manchester Pride.

Making society better

Our co-operative values have always driven us to make society better for everyone, regardless of sexuality, race, gender or disability. It's a vision of equality that we share with our customers and colleagues.

We’ve always believed that actions speak louder than words. That’s why we refuse banking services to any organisations that deny LGBTQ+ rights.

Learn more about our values and ethics.

Our inclusive working culture

We’re passionate about our commitment to inclusion and diversity. This is championed by our five colleague networks, embracing inclusivity, celebrating our differences, and offering information and support.

  • Access: Supporting colleagues with disabilities, long-term health conditions, mental health conditions and caring responsibilities.
  • Elevate: the Bank’s gender inclusion network.
  • Futures: Our early career network, recognising the challenges people can face at the start of their career.
  • Proud Together: Representing LGBTQ+ colleagues across the Bank.
  • Reach: Celebrating race, ethnicity and cultural heritage.

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