Richard Hodgson shortlisted for the British LGBT Awards

Richard Hodgson, Partner has been shortlisted for the British LGBT Awards, Inspirational Leader Award. The news comes during LGBT History Month, an annual observance in the UK that celebrates the contributions and sacrifices of the LGBT Community, and their allies.

The British LGBT Awards is an award show that aims to recognise individuals and organisations that display "outstanding" commitment to the LGBT community. LGBT celebrities, straight allies and business leaders are among the people that are recognised.

Richard was nominated for this award in recognition of his contributions in making LGBT an increasingly visible strand within the firm. Having set up the initial LGBT Network, now known as With Pride, Richard has been a role model for LGBT people across the entire practice.

I am very proud of Richard for receiving this acclamation” says Partner, David Martin who has recently taken on the role of UK Diversity Partner. “Both Richard and I were elected to Partnership in the same year and it has been fantastic to see him elevate LGBT equality in the firm and act as a role model for many”.

The winner of each award will be announced at the British LGBT Awards ceremony in London on 11 May. Although the corporate categories will be judged by senior business leaders you can support the British LGBT Awards by voting in the public categories here