DE&S employee picks up prestigious award.

Published 2nd November 2018.

MOD LGBT+ Sh..OUT network Team awarded Head Office Commendation in London.

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MOD LGBT+ Sh..OUT network committee member Patricia Hughes travelled to London to help receive a team commendation from the MOD Chief Operating Officer, David Goldstone.

Patricia, Ajax operations manager from Land Equipment’s Vehicle Support Team, is also a member of DE&S Pride – one of the organisation’s numerous Diversity & Inclusion networks.

The MOD LGBT+ Sh..OUT network committee works hard to promote positive and inclusive practices within DE&S, wider MOD and the local communities.

Patricia says in the past year the network has made many contributions such as; influencing policy change, provided informed knowledge to project teams, participated in external events to promote careers in the MOD, ran conferences and worked with external organisations such as Stonewall and industry to share and promote best practice.

“A more diverse and Inclusive workforce is generally more productive and stronger,” Patricia, pictured second from left, said.

“DE&S actively promotes the PRIDE network, encouraging membership across the workforce. We are not just for those who identify as LGBT+, but also for people to sign up as allies.”

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