Compass takes Pride in weekend celebrations

Compass takes Pride in weekend celebrations stonewall uprising new york
05/07/2019 - 08:27
Compass UK & Ireland, the food and support services provider, will take part in this weekend's (6 July) celebration of Pride as the capital comes together in London Jubilee, marking 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising in New York.

The iconic Stonewall Uprising took place in 1969 in New York when spontaneous demonstrations by members of the LGBT community broke out against a police raid. It is considered as one of the most important events in the gay liberation movement in the United States.

Charles Brown, transformation director and UK executive team member at Compass Group UK & Ireland said: “We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s Pride in London and were thrilled to be able to offer our support again this year, especially for their anniversary celebration.

“Compass is passionate about creating an inclusive workforce for all our people where everyone feels they are able to be their true selves at work. We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in London and cannot wait to contribute at what looks set to be the biggest and most diverse Pride this year.”

Compass Group UK & Ireland and their event caterer business, Payne & Gunter will stand in unison for this milestone occasion. Preforming artists including Billy Porter, Becky hill and Saara Aalto will be involved.

The VIP hospitality lounge will see around 700 guests use the facility throughout the day. Payne & Gunter created a colourful menu featuring salad pots, desert shots with a ‘rainbow’ posset and doughnuts.

Simon Jones, director of events from Pride in London: “We are grateful to Compass Group UK & Ireland, Payne & Gunter and their internal LGBT+ network for their continued support by providing hospitality to performers, community leaders, activists and key stakeholders.

“The challenge of providing hospitality to this event is herculean and cannot thank the team at Compass enough for their support.”

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