Pride in London
CMS has been the proud Official Legal Sponsor of Pride in London for the last six years. We do the majority of our work for Pride pro bono with an additional innovative work-in-kind arrangement, which makes us a Gold Sponsor of the organisation. We have supported Pride in London both in the bidding phases leading up to them securing the mandate in 2013, as well as over the past number of years, which has seen Pride in London grow significantly year on year in both footprint and inclusiveness of the LGBT* community and allies.
We see our support of Pride as a perfect blending of our Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Responsibility strategies as it aligns us with supporting our clients, our staff, our business and our local communities – putting ‘Your World First’ in many ways.
Annually CMS are proud to support the Official pre-parade Pride in London Brunch hosted by Dame Fiona Woolf DBE (Patron of Pride) and our LGBT* Network, for senior leaders of the LGBT* community and straight allies from the political and business worlds.
CMS have also participated in past advertising campaigns for Pride in London such as in 2017 #LoveHappensHere, featuring LGBT* Network Co-chairs and allies in the firm.
In addition, CMS sponsored and walked in the Pride Glasgow Parade for the first time in 2017, and a small brunch was held prior to the parade in which members of the LGBT* Network, allies and their families including pets all attended and walked in the parade. The advertising campaign was #BraveEveryday and focused on LGBTI families.
CMS continues to engage our senior leaders, and clients on LGBT* equality and inclusion and on wider diversity & inclusion issues throughout the year with Pride in London and Pride Glasgow being two of our many D&I events to take place throughout the year.