Homo Heroes 2013: Business of the Year

Publish Date: 07/08/2013

The The Lesbian & Gay Foundation’s annual Homo Heroes Awards, now in its third year, gives people the chance to recognise individuals, groups and organisations that have made a difference to the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, in the past year. These are the finalists for Business of the Year Award....


Co-operative Respect Network The Cooperative

The Co-operative has continued to make a visible and genuine contribution to the LGB&T community this year, with its employee network Respect playing a major part in this. Sponsoring and actively participating in 18 pride events across the country including the Trans celebration Sparkle. They were the only retailer to take part in the government’s consultation on Equal Marriage. They have also worked closely with a number of LGB&T groups and organisations in order to raise awareness of their work and actively support individual groups; from providing spaces to host events to painting and decorating rooms in safe houses.

The Quest 

The Quest

The Quest was formed in 2011 with a mission to transform the relationships Gay Men have with themselves, others and the world they inhabit. Central to this work is a life changing Weekend Exploration process during which groups investigate their past as gay boys, explore their present lives, release some of the toxic shame they carry and start to create authentic and nurturing behaviours moving forward. It's a unique and powerful process that opens up new and exciting possibilities. Ade Adeniji and Darren Brady are experienced and trained life coaches who devise and facilitate the group work.

Serenity Security Solutions 

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Serenity Security was created by two LGB&T directors who wanted to shatter the stereotype of the old-school ‘bouncer’ and believe that training and customer service are paramount in the industry. We believe the key to our success is matching the right kind of staff with each individual venue and we are the only door company in the Northwest to employ a large percentage of LGB&T staff. Supporting charities, they are proactively involved in promoting Manchester’s ‘Gay Village’ and supply security staff to a number of venues within it as well as supplying venues and events across the rest of Manchester and the UK.

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