Addison Lee Rides with Pride in Manchester
We’re heading to Manchester Pride! Off the back of the success of London Pride we are proud to be the official ground transport partner for the Manchester Pride parade. Addison Lee will be providing a range of transport services, as well as wrapping a number of vehicles in Pride’s rainbow colours for the main parade on Saturday, August 27.
Manchester Pride will be the first major event for our North West service and we couldn’t be more excited. As with London Pride this is much more than just about the partnership. Addison Lee’s driver training programme is the most comprehensive in the industry. For the last three years the company has worked with Stonewall, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender rights charity, to create an inclusive and accepting environment in its vehicles and offices. The company’s determination to ensure that all of its passengers and drivers feel safe and secure has been recognised by Stonewall with the award of Diversity Champion status. This represents a real investment by Addison Lee in its commitment to the vales of tolerance, equality and diversity.
Andy Boland, CEO, Addison Lee says: “Addison Lee is proud to serve the LGBT community in Manchester as the city celebrates equality. Pride is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of training drivers about equality and diversity issues, ensuring all members of the public are given the premium service and care they expect from Addison Lee.”
Vicken Couligian, Chair of Manchester Pride says: “I salute Addison Lee for the journey that it has undertaken as a business. Its equality, diversity and disability training is unmatched within the minicab industry. We are delighted to have Addison Lee as our transport partner, helping volunteers, performers and others to create a successful Pride.”
We care about diversity at Addison Lee and are a proud member of the Stonewall ‘Diversity Champions’ scheme. As a Diversity Champion, Addison Lee has access to best practice sharing, networking opportunities and research from a wide range of organisations. We are working with Stonewall to promote diversity and improve both our service for the LGBT community.
The Addison Lee Diploma is accredited by People 1st who are the Sector Skills Council for Travel, Tourism & Transport. They have a reputation for industry-defining intelligence and delivery. The quality accreditation was achieved by People 1st sending a team of inspectors to review Addison Lee’s training materials, interviewing the trainers extensively, checking their credentials and observing the training delivery. The Addison Lee Diploma has just been re-accredited for another three years.
We have an on going commitment to giving you the best service. All our drivers undergo thorough training including RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) risk assessments. This ensures that we provide the highest level of professional competence and service at all times.
Providing you with the best drivers allows us to give you the service you deserve. No matter if it’s for work or play, you can rest assured that we are providing you with the safest possible journey.
Be sure to look out for our wrapped rainbow cars. If you share them on social media, you might just find yourself the victor of a prize or two.