Pride in Surrey name lead sponsor BAE Systems

Pride in Surrey have announced that the defence, aerospace and electronics company will be the lead sponsor of the inaugural 2019 Pride event.

A Pride in Surrey spokesperson said of the sponsorship agreement “It’s fab to see them wanting to make a difference, break down industry stereotypes and build for a more diverse and inclusive community.”

In a statement, Pride in Surrey organiser Stephen Ireland praised the company for “engaging very early on and demonstrating they wish to make a step change in diversity and inclusion.”

Theresa Palmer of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence added: “BAE Systems is extremely proud to be headline sponsor for the first ever Pride in Surrey.

“We feel strongly that visible support of such openly inclusive events is key to driving the type of diverse workplace we are striving for.

“We acknowledge that we are a large, global presence but what many people may not know is that the Applied Intelligence division is headquartered right here in Surrey.

“That makes this particular event even more personal for us as it represents our neighbours and as a local employer we want to make clear to our community that they have a welcoming, supportive business on their doorstep. “

The Pride event will take place on August 10 in Woking.

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