We are exceptionally proud to have won not one, but TWO awards at the first ever Liverpool City Region (LCR) Pride Awards.

The awards, which recognises and celebrates the very best people, places and initiatives in the city region that supports the LGBTQ+ community, was organised by LCR Pride Foundation.

Agent came home with the award for LGBTQ+ Friendly Business of the Year and our CEO, Paul was awarded Business Person of the Year.

These awards are in recognition of the incredibly hard work we put into making Agent an inclusive and open workplace. For the past 13 years we have celebrated our team and encouraged them to bring their entire selves to work, no matter their sexuality, gender or how they identify.

As Agent chief executive, Paul continuously supports the country’s LGBTQ+ business community and was recently selected by the Department of International Trade and the British Consulate in New York to take part in the first ever LGBTQ+ Founders’ Trade Mission.

As well as this, Paul welcomed over 150 business leaders to Pride Connect at Agent’s Baltic Triangle headquarters to start the Pride season. The purpose of this event was to celebrate the city region’s thriving LGBTQ+ business community, as well as highlight what more needs to be done to ensure that every single member of this community feels empowered to pursue any career they want. Paul also joined a number of prominent business leaders to march in Liverpool’s Pride parade.

Paul is also proud to represent Liverpool City Region’s business community in his role as deputy chair of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and co-chair of the LEP’s creative and digital board. He is also vice chair of Liverpool’s Everyman and Playhouse theatres and is industry champion of the Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) for the creative industries. As part of these roles, Paul ensures that the voice of the LGBTQ+ community is heard by businesses, cultural institutions and the organisations that lead on national policies.