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The Bank of London, the next generation technology company and the world’s first purpose-built global clearing, agency, and transaction bank, today announced that it will be partnering with the Rainbow Honours to launch “The Bank of London Rainbow Honours”.  These awards celebrate the groups, institutions, charities, businesses, and individuals from the entire LGBTQI community who have worked all year around to influence, change and promote LGBTQI equality for the betterment of all.

Taking place on 1 June 2022 at 8 Northumberland Avenue in central London, ”The Bank of London Rainbow Honours” will showcase and celebrate those who strive to make the workplace a better place for LGBTQI+ employees and those who give up their spare time to volunteer. 

We are now calling on the public and businesses to get involved by nominating their champions today.

– Linda Riley, founder.

The awards will also salute businesses who demonstrate their commitment to equality all-year round.  At The Bank of London, equity, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our business sitting alongside our company values which include authenticity, empowerment, courage and kindness. The whole Bank is empowered through this lens, living them every day – starting from the very top. It isn’t just paying lip-service like some companies do – our Group Chief Executive & Founder, Anthony Watson is the first – and only – openly gay person to launch a bank in the United Kingdom, and currently the only openly gay Chief Executive of a British bank. 

Bank of London CEO & Founder Anthony Watson (photo: Bank of London)

Speaking exclusively to OutNewsGlobal, Anthony Watson, Group Chief Executive Officer & Founder of The Bank of London, said:  “As LGBTQI+ history month draws to a close, I’m delighted to announce The Bank of London Rainbow Honours. In a society where LGBTQI+ people have been routinely marginalised, it is more important than ever that we honour those members of our community who are our role models, those who are our allies, and those organisations who are working tirelessly for the betterment of LGBTQI+ people across the United Kingdom.”

Linda Riley, Founder of The Rainbow Honours, added: “We are incredibly excited to be announcing details of The Bank of London Rainbow Honours. These awards will recognise the individuals, organisations, charities and unsung heroes who help to make the world a better place for LGBTQI+ communities. Over the last 20 years, the UK has led the way on LGBTQI+ rights with historic legislation to create a fairer, more accepting and more diverse society but there is still so much more to do. We are now calling on the public and businesses to get involved by nominating their champions today.”  

Nominations for The Bank of London Rainbow Honours are now open at where you can also check out each individual award category.

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