Our Next Event

Modern Families: Routes to managing work and family life

Thu, May 16, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM GMT

Irwin MItchell LLP
Imperial House
31 Temple Street
B2 5DB

The Alliance Network are delighted to invite you to our 1st event of 2019 on Modern Families – Routes to managing work and family life.

We have 2 great guest speakers followed by an interactive panel discussion on 16th May 2019.

If you are a parent, carer, returner to work or an employee / employer looking for advice and guidance in modern working arrangements then please come along and see us.

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/modern-families-routes-to-managing-work-and-family-life-tickets-60869083066

Birmingham Pride 2019

Dear Friends,

We recognise that not all organisations have access to the budgets to allow them to get involved with Pride, so the Alliance Network is again forming a walking group of various organisations to march together and allow all Alliance members to have the opportunity to take part.

The Parade is on Saturday 25th May 2019 and we would love you and your group to join us! Last year was a great success with nearly 70 people marching together from 7 Midlands based organisations.

We will be marching under the Alliance banner, but we encourage you to wear your organisation's t-shirts and branding to get them noticed.

As numbers are limited, and we have already had a huge amount of interest, we have to operate on a first come first serve basis. Companies already confirmed include Cushman and Wakefield, Wesleyan, Irwin Mitchells. Mazars, EY, Mercers, Hays and Serco.

If you are interested in joining us, then please email mike.morgan@hays.com with your name, organisation, and approximate size of your group by close of play Friday 31st April 2019.

Over recent months there have been events and news stories locally, nationally, and internationally, concerning the LGBT+ community. The local issues around awareness and education in schools can be a divisive topic and has harboured some strong homophobic comment. Pride this year feels a really important way of recognising and celebrating inclusion for everyone in the city while support for the LGBT+ community.

Many thanks,

Paul Eaves-Seeley
The Alliance Network

Who We Are

Chair – Paul Eaves-Seeley & Vice Chair - Brian Ashmead-Siers, PwC
Membership – Mike Morgan, Hays
Communications & Social Media Team – Neil Jinks DWF
Core - Michelle Yeomans Deutsche Bank, Andrew Kane Pinsent Masons, Peter Bond Gowling WLG, Lee Cartwright Mazars, Fransesca Harris PwC, Clare Coates Barclays, Matt Daniels Midan Ltd, Khy Khan Equal Approach, Billy Jones PwC, Richard Cartwright PwC, Stephanie Hardy PwC
Ambassadors – John Webb HSBC, Richard Hancher KPMG, Maciej Krezolek Arup, Sean Russell Sean Russell Consulting, Luke Fletcher Aston University, Stephen McAuliffe Birmingham University, Tom Snyder Birmingham University


Representatives from LGBT Employer Networks in the Midlands


To create a significant LGBT network, across professional service organisations in the Midlands


This will enable us to achieve our objectives in 3 main areas:

  • People - Provide stronger local support and events
  • Business - Drive changes and improvements in local Businesses
  • Community - Help local relevant charities and organisations

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    Many UK and Global Employer Networks are high profile and successful

    Often activity and Sponsorship is much more visible in London

    Many LGBT people who work in the Midlands don't have access to the same support

    Smaller organisations won't have the resources or scale to develop networks

    Work alongside Midland LGBT Employer Network but provide more specific advice and support to professional service organisations

    Help drive the business case for inclusion in Midlands

    Support individuals to be themselves at work and reach their full potential

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