Liverpool lawyer Emma Carey on shortlist for the NatWest British LGBT Awards
Soon-to-be managing partner of fast-growing MSB Solicitors has been nominated for the Corporate Ally of the Year accolade for her work to promote diversity in the workplace. Tony McDonough reports
Leading Liverpool lawyer and family law expert Emma Carey has been shortlisted in the NatWest British LGBT Awards, joining other Liverpool city region notables including John Bishop and Paul O’Grady.
Ms Carey, head of the family department at MSB Solicitors, has been nominated for the Corporate Ally of the Year accolade for her work to promote diversity in the workplace and, in particular, her efforts to establish a LGBT+ network at the firm.
In the next few weeks, Ms Carey will become managing partner at MSB, one of the North West’s fastest-growing law firms which last year broke through the £5m turnover barrier for the first time.
She said: “I am delighted to have been nominated for this award and I am proud that I manage a firm where all our staff, irrespective of sexuality, gender, race or social circumstance, feel supported, included and empowered to reach their full potential.
“We all, as individuals, have something unique to offer to the workplace and to the world, and we recognise that at MSB. We appreciate the value of having a multi-faceted, multi-skilled and diverse workforce and the benefits it presents for our clients.
“I do not view equality and diversity as a business ‘policy’ – a set of rules we are obliged to follow. I see equality and inclusion as something that guides our principles and defines our values.”
Ms Carey has been recognised in the awards alongside business leaders from some of Britain’s biggest companies, including Vodafone, Fujitsu, Disney, Diageo and Virgin Money.
The shortlist was put together following public nominations, and a panel will decide who takes home the award for each category. The ultimate winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London, on Friday, May 11.
Other celebrity nominees include David Beckham, Graham Norton and Sue Perkins. Musicians Dua Lipa and Pink are also nominated.
More information about the British LGBT Awards is available at britishlgbtawards.com