Watershed a winner in first Bristol Pride Awards

Posted on Wed 11 Nov 2015
Clare Reddington, Creative Director and Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator accept the Award from Jayne Graham-Cummings of Pride

Watershed is delighted to have been recognised as 'Best Employer' in the first ever Bristol Pride Awards, announced at the inaugural Bristol Pride Gala Ball at the Marriott Royal Hotel on Halloween.

The event brought the LGBT community together with businesses and people doing great work in the city, with both Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson and Lord Mayor Clare Campion-Smith in attendance. They were also on hand to present the some of the first ever Pride Awards, which included recognition for best LGBT staff network, best employer, best Local law film and best LGBT friendly visitor attraction - all of which were nominated by members of the public.

George Ferguson praised the hard work being done in the city for the LGBT community and presented the award for Best Employer, which was won by Watershed, while our friends across the road, science centre atBristol, picked up the Best LGBT friendly Visitor Attraction.

Daryn Carter, Director of Pride said:

“The event aimed to bringing business together and celebrate the great work done by business whilst also celebrating the community. The event attracted great interest and is the first of its kind in Bristol."

For the last six years, Bristol Pride events have been vital to champion equality in the south west through the provision of vibrant, safe and friendly activities for the gay community.

Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed said:

"Thank you so much for this brilliant recognition of Watershed we are thrilled to accept this award and look forward to continuing our work in partnership with communities and audiences to promote and celebrate our welcoming, inclusive city and all it has to offer."