Tideway’s Director of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Steve Hails, has been recognised for his work promoting diversity and inclusivity as he was shortlisted for an LGBT award.
Steve has been named as a Top 10 Corporate Ally in the British LGBT Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the LGBT community along with innovators and companies whose work supports inclusion.
At Tideway - the company building London’s new 25km ‘super sewer’ – he is responsible for encouraging the demonstration of transformational health and safety performance. He is the Executive Sponsor of the Tideway LGBT group and a trained Ally, supporting the team with promotion of diversity and inclusivity values.
Adam Smith, Chair of Tideway’s LGBT Encompass network, said: “Steve’s nomination is a great honour for him, but also for the Encompass network at Tideway. Through his support and leadership, we have really been able to make some positive changes in regards to LGBT inclusion within the company and the wider construction industry.”
Steve is also Chair of the Board of Trustees for Mates in Mind (the new mental health charity for UK construction), President of the Construction Health & Safety Group, a founding member of the Health in Construction Leadership Group and Chair of the Infrastructure Client Group (H&S) and the Transforming Tunnelling Safety Group.
Tideway participates in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index each year and in 2019, the company has placed second in its sector group, Property, Engineering and Construction. Tideway has moved from 227th in the list of most LGBT inclusive employers in the UK to 107th this year.
Steve said: “This is an excellent achievement for Tideway of which we should be very proud – I’m sure we can grow more in 2019 and break into the top 100 next year. Well done all.”
Tideway is also a participant in the Pride in London parade promoting the message: “Changing the face of construction”.
The British LGBT Awards 2019 winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on Friday 17 May.