Mark Tittle, Phil Barton-Ancliffe, Laura Liddiard and Andrew Merrell from Sky volunteer for the Albert Kennedy Trust.

Sky colleagues volunteer for the Albert Kennedy Trust

In April, colleagues from Sky visited a home run by the Albert Kennedy Trust in London that supports LGBT 16-25 year olds who are homeless or living in hostile environments. Helped by landscaping and construction partner Careys, the team cleared weeds, planted flowers, jet-washed patios and filled a skip-full of rubbish to give the house’s residents a place to enjoy during the summer.

Mark Tittle, Co-Chair of the LGBT+@Sky network said: “We’ve worked with AKT for a little while to support their fundraising and have been truly humbled by the experiences the people the Trust works with have gone through. It’s the start of what we hope will be an ongoing volunteering partnership and an opportunity for people at Sky to learn more about why LGBT+ inclusion is still so important to talk about.”

Phil Barton-Ancliffe, Co-Chair, added: “It’s great to work for a company that supports inclusion with real action. Activities like this are just one example of how we’re making a difference in the community and I’m massively proud of what we’re achieving right across Sky.”

It’s one of many activities the LGBT+@Sky network – a group of over 1000 LGBT+ colleagues and non-LGBT allies – is involved in as the company aims to improve inclusion not just for colleagues across company, but for people in the communities in which it’s based.

With the diversity and inclusion agenda increasingly core to Sky’s values – Sky has risen 180 places to reach #162 in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI) this year, with a plan to hit the Top 100 next year – the aim is to continue working with AKT and other community organisations up and down the UK to involve more colleagues in the journey towards equality.

To find out more, email lgbt@sky.uk.

Picture (from left to right): Mark Tittle, Phil Barton-Ancliffe, Laura Liddiard and Andrew Merrell from Sky volunteer for the Albert Kennedy Trust.