Entries in Square Peg Media (8)

Wednesday
Apr292015

STOCKHOLM WINS “DESTINATION OF THE YEAR” AT THE BRITISH LGBT AWARDS 2015

Stockholm is thrilled to announce that after a public jury of over 100,000 votes from the UK’s LGBT community, that the capital of Sweden was awarded “Destination of the Year” at the British LGBT awards. Stockholm faced tough competition from larger European capital cities, including Paris and Amsterdam and also some LGBT-favourites, Gran Canaria, Brighton and Key West, Florida. 

This accolade, dubbed Britain’s “Gay Oscars” and is the UK’s most high-profile gay awards recognises the people and organisations with a track record in promoting equality and diversity and those the gay community has a great affection for. The award honours Stockholm the UK’s favourite gay travel destination this year, celebrating the destination’s ongoing commitment to promoting LGBT tourism.

Christina Guggenberger, who has headed up the Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network of the Stockholm Visitors Board for over 10 years comments: 

“We thank the British LGBT Awards for this, it is such an honour to be nominated, and to win is truly amazing. All the destinations nominated tonight are winners because they do great work in promoting important LGBT travel, something we are passionate in Stockholm. We believe in absolute diversity in our city and promoting inbound travel is not something we do just because it is good for the tourism economy, but because LGBT equality is something that is really part of our way of life.”

Uwern Jong of Boutique Marketing, who is Stockholm’s LGBT Ambassador across UK and Europe comments further:

“Our ultimate thanks goes to the Great British LGBT public, over a hundred thousand of you who voted for us as your favourite destination. We’ll be so pleased to have you all in Stockholm, especially this year with our Big Gay Stockholm Summer including Stockholm Pride and Eurogames. Tussen Tack! as we say in Swedish. A thousand thank yous to you all and hope to see you in Stockholm later this year!!”

The Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network, a project within the Stockholm Visitors Board is unique, funded by partners who are passionate about gay and lesbian travel into the city. It works on groundbreaking global campaigns to market and develop Stockholm as an interesting and attractive destination to LGBT travellers.

Stockholm is the place where “narrow streets meets open minds” – a truly gay-welcoming, exciting, adventurous, cultured, trendy, sensual, delicious, social, fun, feminist, and queer destination.

Stockholm has long been attracting LGBT tourists, but it was just a few years ago that targeted campaigns to draw British LGBTs kicked-off, firstly creating interest in the destination for its world-famous Pride celebrations, but then driving more specific all-year-round interest in its sophisticated culture, fashion, food and LGBT lifestyle – and its beautiful and friendly people.

The city is a must-visit – the perfect place for a gay wedding or honeymoon (celebrating six glorious years of equal marriage backed by the Church of Sweden) and this year, proud host to Eurogames, one of the biggest global LGBT events.

For everything you need to know about gay and lesbian Stockholm, visit: gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com

Also follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm and #outinstockholm 

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For more information, contact Uwern Jong at Boutique Marketing, +44 203 286 3170 or uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk

 

Wednesday
Oct172012

STUDENTS AND NEW GRADS FROM UK’S TOP UNIVERSITIES STILL BELIEVE THE UK WORKPLACE TO BE HOMOPHOBIC AND RACIST


A staggering 76% of students and recent graduates still have concerns about workplace equality in graduate roles within UK companies. 

A recent study conducted by Boutique Marketing for the UK’s leading equality and inclusion jobs event, the DIVERSITY CAREERS SHOW, happening in London this weekend, surveyed over 200 students and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds including sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender and disability from the UK’s top 20 Russell Group Universities.

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The research showed that the final year students interviewed have serious concerns about their diversity at interview stage. 

> 63% of students from ethnic backgrounds believed that their ethnicity could affect their ability to secure a job

> 89% of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs) would hide their sexual orientation, in a hypothetical situation of it being brought up during an interview

 > 82% of students with physical disabilties believed that their disability is a serious barrier in the selection/recruitment process as compared to other candidates

78% of final year students believed their diversity still pose a barrier to entry, although companies are promoting equality and inclusion within their organisations 

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Relatively, these beliefs were pretty much echoed by new grads, who have more experience of the recruitment process and are about to enter the workforce. 

> 58% of new grads from ethnic backgrounds believed that their may be issues around ‘fitting in’ at their new job

> 84% of LGBTs stated they would struggle being ‘out at work’ in their early career

> 68% of LGBTs believed that having their sexuality open may impair their prospect for promotion

73% of new grads believed that they would their career paths will be more challenging because of their diversity.

  

76% of all respondents believed that homophobia and racism is still rife in the UK workplace.

68% of all respondents believed organisations needed to do more to narrow the equality gap

 

Other interesting points to note:

A staggering 83% of respondents believed that gender inequality was still rife. 58% of these were male respondents. 

Interesting qualitative discussions arose around the issue of “double glass ceilings” and especially among lesbian respondents - but also those who are gay and of non-caucasian ethnicity. 
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILED INSIGHTS, PLEASE CONTACT: 

Uwern Jong | Managing Director | Boutique Marketing 

0203 286 3170 | uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk

 

DIVERSITY CAREERS SHOW 2012

THIS FRIDAY 19th October 2012, 10am-5pm

GRAND CONNAUGHT ROOMS, LONDON

Produced by SQUARE PEG MEDIA in partnership with STONEWALL

Sponsored by SOCIETE GENERALE

Partners: GOOGLE, RAF, BP and THE GUARDIAN
 

@diversitycshow 

> The UK's biggest diversity show 

> Featuring the country's most inclusive recruiters and places to work

> Navigating the job market seminars by STONEWALL and GOOGLE

> CV clinics by experienced recruiters

Exhibitors include: Barclays, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Ernst and Young, Home Office and RBS - plus many more

FREE ENTRY, but sign-up required online to guarantee place and manage numbers: www.diversitycareersshow.com

Monday
Oct152012

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND

2 amazing shows this weekend.

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DIVERSITY CAREERS SHOW 2012
FRIDAY 19th OCT, 10am - 5pm
GRAND CONNAUGHT ROOMS, LONDON

Produced by SQUARE PEG MEDIA in partnership with STONEWALL
Sponsored by SOCIETE GENERALE
Partners: GOOGLE, RAF, BP and THE GUARDIAN

@diversitycshow

> The UK's biggest diversity show
> Featuring the country's most inclusive recruiters and places to work
> Navigating the job market seminars by STONEWALL and GOOGLE
> CV clinics by experienced recruiters

Exhibitors include: Barclays, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Ernst and Young, Home Office and RBS - plus many more

FREE ENTRY, but sign-up required online to guarantee place and manage numbers: www.diversitycareersshow.com

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BIG GAY LIFESTYLE SHOW 2012
SATURDAY 20th OCT, 11am - 6pm
GRAND CONNAUGHT ROOMS, LONDON

Produced by SQUARE PEG MEDIA
Partners: GOOGLE, STONEWALL, GAYDAR, GAYDAR GIRLS, THE GUARDIAN, g3, OUT IN THE CITY and BOUTIQUE MARKETING

@biggaylifestyle

> The UK's biggest indoor lifestyle event, the alternative to the scene
> FREE ENTRY, register online for a completely free and fun day out: www.biggaylifestyleshow.com

> LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Mollyhaus, Pink Singers, Marcus Reeves, Matthew Vankan, FTW, AJ, Red and Pink
> LITERATURE: Featuring POLARI, Paul Burston's literary salon
> ART exhibitions
> SPORTS ZONE: Featuring London 2018, Out for Sport and UK based LGBT sports groups

> A wide range of LGBT lifestyle exhibitors, including...
A SUIT THAT FITS, GRANITE TRANSFORMATION, IONIAN WEDDINGS, NEWLON HOUSING and many more

Highlights:
- VENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY: Offering a free portrait session to everyone that attends the show
- CHELSEA & WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL: Mobile Sexual Health Clinic
- CREATE HEALTH FAMILY HOUR: Professor G Nargund to give seminar entitled "Natural and safe options for fertility including natural IVF"

OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY @ The Shadow Lounge. FREE ENTRY and FREE WELCOME DRINK. Just pick up your wristband at the show

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT UWERN JONG - uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk | 0203 286 3170

Wednesday
Jul252012

THE BIG GAY LIFESTYLE SHOW RETURNS

The UK’s biggest indoor lifestyle event – THE BIG GAY LIFESTYLE SHOW returns to the Grand Connaught Rooms on SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER 2012 with an exciting, brand new format.

The team at the leading LGBT event specialists Square Peg Media have ensured there's something for everyone at this year's unique event – the Covent Garden venue will be bursting with activities and information throughout the day. The event will now be from 10am-6pm and is COMPLETELY FREE to anyone that registers on the the website www.biggaylifestyleshow.com.

This year, organisers are expecting over 8,000 LGBT visitors and their friends from all over the country to attend.

In addition to fantastic EXHIBITORS and ENTERTAINMENT from the LGBT world, this year will feature:

>COMMUNITY ZONE
Focusing on charities, helplines, support groups and other organisations that help and provide networking and support for LGBT people

>EXPERT CLINICS
Around legal, family, sexual health and other areas where expert advice can be sought

>THE LONDON GAY GAMES 2018 SPORTS ZONE
Featuring LGBT sporting groups and clubs and information on London's bid for the Gay Games 2018

>ARTS PROGRAMME
Including photography exhibitions, live art installations, pop-up cinema and much more

>ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR
To ensure there is something for everyone at the family-friendly event, there will be games and activities galore

There will also be a fully stocked bar and food on sale to visitors to complete your fun day out.

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IF YOU ARE A BRAND LOOKING TO REACH LGBT AUDIENCES, A COMMUNITY GROUP LOOKING TO ATTEND OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT AT THE EVENT, please contact Sarah Garrett – sarah@g3magazine.co.uk
 
IF YOU ARE A PERFORMER OR ARTIST THAT WOULD LIKE TO SHOWCASE YOUR WORK AT THE SHOW, OR YOU HAVE A QUIRKY IDEA THAT WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO BGLS THIS YEAR, please contact Uwern Jong – uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk

Wednesday
Dec212011

GOOGLE AND THE RAF RETURN AS CO-SUPPORTERS FOR 2012's DIVERSITY CAREERS SHOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Technology supergiant, Google have signed up as co-supporters, with the RAF for 2012's DIVERSITY CAREERS SHOW in London. Both brands, commited to diversity and inclusion in the workplace have been involved with the UK's largest LGBT careers show for the last 3 years.

The show, now entering its 4th year, reaches undergraduates, graduates and other jobseekers from all over the country and showcase the UK's most influential and inclusive recruiters. The event will feature both Public Sector/NGO recruiters and Corporates. Many recruiters have already signed up for next year's show on Friday 21st October 2012.

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Notes

Square Peg Media, in partnership with Stonewall, is proud to present the UK's biggest, most exciting diversity specific careers event. The Diversity Careers Show is a FREE event for all job and internship seekers. Features include the country's most inclusive recruiters, CV Clinics, Seminars and Training, Networking sessions and an exclusive student-only zone.

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