The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce has sponsored Coventry Pride, which is taking place on June 9 and June 10 at locations across the city centre.
Pictured above: Louise Bennett with David Wilson
The free event, which this year is themed Be You, will feature a range of performances and attractions to celebrate the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Louise Bennett, the chief executive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Coventry is a diverse, welcoming city and that was at the heart of the successful bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 and events such as Pride are a great example of that.
“In terms of business, it’s absolutely vital that companies look to tap into the talents of people from all backgrounds and that is why we are very keen to support Pride.”
David Wilson, a trustee of Coventry Pride, said the event had grown in popularity in the city.
He said: “We are extremely grateful to Louise Bennett and the Chamber for supporting Coventry Pride, which helps us to ensure that the event remains free of charge.
“The event is growing year on year and this is a chance for the Chamber to reach new audiences with their messages of how they can support businesses in a variety of ways.
“We are looking forward to a very successful Coventry Pride 2018 which is headlined Be You as we want people to come along, just be themselves and have a great time. As a charity run entirely by volunteers we depend on the support from the wider community to deliver a free pride for Coventry. ”
You can find out more about the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce at www.cw-chamber.co.uk
We’ll be announcing more sponsors over the next few weeks.