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Derby County Community Trust named as a finalist for Most Supportive Partner of the Year Award

Menopause Awards

Derby County Community Trust is a finalist in the Most Supportive Partner category, one of 12 industry-recognised Menopause Friendly Employer Awards.

Derby County Community Trust will now join the other finalists and menopause friendly employers at the prestigious Menopause Friendly Employer Awards ceremony on Thursday September 14, 2023 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

Powered by headline sponsors HSBC UK, first direct, M&S Bank and Peppy, the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards celebrate and recognise excellence among organisations and individuals going above and beyond to support menopause in the workplace. Hosted by broadcaster and menopause champion Louise Minchin, 350 guests will attend in person while hundreds more will join via live link from across the country.

Organised by Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace, the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards is also an important fundraiser, aiming to raise £100,000 for a range of menopause-related charities, programmes and research.

The Awards have attracted a wealth of menopause friendly members keen to sponsor the categories and tables. Taking their place alongside the headline sponsors are Accenture, BAE Systems, Boots and No7 Beauty Company, Bristol Myers Squibb, British Airways, Lloyds Banking Group, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Theramex and Vitabiotics.

The Menopause Friendly Employer Awards were judged by the Menopause Friendly Independent Panel who were looking particularly for the impact achieved within the workplace.

The Most Supportive Partner category saw excellent practice demonstrated by very different organisations ranging from sport to third sector. All clearly cared deeply about not only ensuring their own workplace is menopause friendly but also actively encouraging others to do the same. There were some great examples of reaching professional partners and organisations across their communities in innovative ways designed to resonate with them, break down barriers and provide meaningful support. 

The finalists in the Most Supportive Partner category are:

Derby County Community Trust

Huddersfield Town Association Football Club

University of Greenwich

Lisa Anderson, HR Manager at Derby County Community Trust, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be nominated in the Most Supportive Partner category. It’s the ambition of our charity to improve lives and communities, and by bringing conversations about menopause to the fore of both of our workplace and surrounding communities, we are both helping women to live better lives and encouraging those around them to understand what they are experiencing better.”

“The standard of this year’s Awards entries has been phenomenal – employers have significantly raised the bar in terms of their creativity, innovative approach and, importantly, making a positive impact in their workplace,” says Deborah Garlick, CEO of Henpicked: Menopause in The Workplace. “The Independent Panel had such a tough job selecting the finalists from a very strong field of entrants – they even had to take the judging into a second day, due to the high number of entries and the extraordinary level of detail they were given to assess.

“I congratulate all our finalists: you really are the best of the best. And my thanks go to everyone for their complete commitment to being menopause friendly. There is remarkable work being undertaken by employers and individuals whose dedication is changing hearts and minds to improve people’s lived experience of menopause in the workplace.”

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