Huddersfield Town nominated for the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards!

– Shortlisted city for the Menopause Friendly Employer Award
– Comments from Director of Operations Ann Hough
– We are the first Club to be recognized as ‘Menopause Friendly’

Huddersfield Town has been named a finalist in the industry recognized Menopause Friendly Employer Awards, organized by HSBC UK, first direct and M&S Bank.

Organized by Menopause Friendly and supported by the CIPD, the inaugural Menopause Friendly Employer Awards attracted more than 85 nominations in 10 categories. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 22nd September 2022 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, St Paul’s. The event will be hosted by broadcaster Louise Minchin where 180 guests will attend in person while hundreds more join via live link from across the country.

The city was shortlisted in the Most Supportive Partner category. This award will be given to the organization that goes the extra mile to encourage and inspire outside organizations to take action and start conversations about menopause in the workplace.

“We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this award, as this is another milestone in our journey to ensure that our football club is as inclusive and welcoming as possible for everyone,” said Ann Hough. , Operations Manager of Huddersfield Town. and Head of Board for Equality.

“Our work on menopause stems from the recognition that women are underrepresented in our environment, and we want to change this by ensuring that women and people of all genders are fully supported in their individual needs.

“As the first football club to be recognized as ‘Menopause Friendly’, we are very proud to lead the way in breaking taboos and encouraging conversations about menopause and other topics.

“This appointment is a testament to the hard work of many people at Huddersfield Town and I want to take this opportunity to thank them today.”

“The level of hard work and activity demonstrated by participants in the first-ever Menopause Friendly Employer Awards was very high,” said Deborah Garlick, CEO of Henpicked: Menopause in The Workplace.

“We have received applications from organizations large and small, from banking to retail, from healthcare to engineering. We were particularly pleased to see applications from predominantly male organisations, including Huddersfield Town Football Club. Seeing them put menopause at the center of their corporate culture shows that great progress has been made.

“It was an absolute pleasure to join the independent judging panel as they reviewed each entry and see the passion, dedication and commitment of these inspiring companies and people to changing the lived experience of menopause in their workplace. .

It wasn’t so long ago that menopause was so clearly a taboo in the workplace: now we’re preparing to host this prestigious Awards event to celebrate achievements and progress in this area: it’s wonderful!

Other finalists alongside Town in the most favorable partners category are Santander UK and HSBC UK, which includes First Direct and M&S Bank.

To find out more visit: https://menopausefriendly.co.uk/awards/