I’ve worked at SBG for 3 ½ years and I'm currently the Account and Verification Ops Manager in the Customer Experience team. The team look after all the account based queries from customers.
I’m also the lead of the LGBT employee work stream at Sky Betting and Gaming.
The Customer Experience team is a diverse department, full of character and our people have the freedom to be themselves. Because the CX team is such an open place I thought it would be good to expand this and share with the rest of SBG. I would like to lead this mission of positivity and help show at SBG that you can be yourself.
Pride has become a big event across the world and now encompasses so much more than just LGBT+ Issues. Pride is a place for people from all backgrounds to come together and be themselves and celebrate being different. For SBG to be a part of this is really important as it shows to our employees that the business is supporting them and the community. SBG prides itself on being an open, fun and engaging place to work. Where better to show your family and friends this than with the Leeds Pride Parade!
This is a day of fun and celebration for everyone. You can come with friends or make new friends. You can come alone or with your family. Pride is for everyone and SBG would be really happy to see as many of OUR work family there to celebrate.
I’m not going to bore anyone with my life story on how I came out or what my experience was at school, it was sadly the standard bullying based on the fact I was effeminate and not a “lads lad”. I wasn’t a victim and sadly wasn’t much of an angel myself and thankfully I had a supportive family who accepted me as being different at a very young age.
I’ve been very lucky in my SBG life to not experience any negativity based on my sexuality. It’s not something I ever think about when I’m at work which shows I work in a comfortable environment where we are all accepted. I know this isn’t the case for everyone and we all deal with things differently, I’m here to help those who want to talk and share any concerns they may have.