Volkswagen Group UK sponsors Pride Festival
- Posted by: Alan Feldberg
- Category: News
Volkswagen Group UK is sponsoring the Milton Keynes Pride Festival for the third year in a row.
The Milton Keynes Pride Festival takes place on Saturday 9 September in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. It is the Pride event nearest to the company’s headquarters, and is notable for remaining free to attend.
For employees of Volkswagen Group UK, as well as the brands’ retailer partners, supporting Milton Keynes Pride Festival helps demonstrate the company’s commitment to making everyone feel welcome and included across the whole organisation. The belief is that nobody should ever feel less than their authentic self at work.
In previous years many employees took part in both the planning of the event and at the actual festival itself – and this year is expected to be no exception. It is positively received across the whole business.
Penny Weatherup, people director at Volkswagen Group UK, said: “Inclusive workplaces with diverse teams are more innovative, more creative, and make better decisions. It’s about recognising and respecting our teams, valuing different perspectives and thought processes, and making everyone feel welcome. This is what we are very passionate about creating at Volkswagen Group UK.
“That’s why we’re very happy and proud to once again be sponsoring the Milton Keynes Pride Festival, for the third year in a row.”