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Pride Awards & Gala Ball

Pride Award

The Bristol Pride Gala Ball is a spectacular evening filled with food, entertainment and friends along with the Bristol Pride Awards.

The 2018 event was held at the prestigious Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for a truly magical.

A sold out event for the last 3 years, over 210 people joined us this year with members of the public and business organisations helping make this our busiest year including tables from:
EDF Energy, Irwin Mitchell, Aviva, DAC Beachcroft, The Labour Party, Bristol City Council, Burges Salmon and Bristol University. 

Proceeds from the night will go to support Bristol Pride and our named charity which in 2018 was The Albert Kennedy Trust who provide a lifeline for many suffering extreme persecutions at this time.

Pride Awards

Our 2018 Award shortlist and winners

Best Act
Winner: Laurent John
Alexandra Burke
Kelly Wilde
Drag With No Name

Sing Out Bristol

Parade Award
Winner: GMB Union
Labour Bristol
KIKI Bristol
University of Bristol
UWE Bristol

Best LGBT+ Staff Network
Winner: Kaleidoscope (Hargreaves Lansdown)
University of Bristol

LGBT+ Friendly Visitor Attraction
Winner: We The Curious

The city of Bristol
The Wardrobe Theatre
Mshed Museum
The Arnolfini
This award is kindly sponsored by DAC Beachcroft

Best Community Stall
Winner: Brigstowe

Freedom Youth
UWE Bristol
This award is kindly sponsored by Irwin Mitchell

Best EXPO Stall
Winner: University of Bristol

Rainbow Casino
Labour Bristol

Best Employer
Winner: RPC
Hargreaves Lansdown
University of Bristol
This award is kindly sponsored by EDF Energy

Best Law Firm
Winner: Burges Salmon

Irwin Mitchell

Positive Impact Award
Winner: KIKI Bristol
Bristol Panthers
Bristol Ageing Better
This award is kindly sponsored by Burges Salmon

Our thanks again to all our 2018 award sponsors:

Pride Awards 2017

Best Act:
Alice Fearne, Busted, Dr Meaker
Winner – Dr Meaker
Best Staff Network:
AVIVA, Babcock, EDF, Interengineering, University of Bristol, UWE LGBT
Winner – Babcock
Best LGBT+ Friendly Visitor Attraction:
M Shed, SS Great Britain, Wardrobe Theatre, We the Curious
Winner – M Shed
sponsored by DAC Beachcroft
Best Community Stall:
Amnesty Bristol, LGBT Bristol, Micro Rainbow, OTR Freedom Youth
Winner – Amnesty Bristol
Best EXPO Stall:
Labour Bristol, National Trust, THT
Winner – National Trust
Best Employer:
AVIVA, Babcock, Co-op, DAC Beachcroft, We the Curious
Winner – AVIVA
Sponsored by EDF Energy
Best Law Firm:
Burges Salmon, DAC Beachcroft, Irwin Mitchell
Winner – Burges Salmon
Positive Impact:
BCFM, Drag Queen Story Time, Off the Record, Queenshilling
Winner – BCFM

We will also present awards for
Outstanding Volunteer Contribution:

Winner – Eriol Fox
Special Recognition Award:
Winner – Paul Stoodley, Queenshilling

Pride Awards 2016

Best Community Stall at Pride Day: Bivisible
sponsored by Irwin Mitchell
Best LGBT+ Staff Network: Avon and Somerset Police
sponsored by Burges Salmon
Best LGBT+ Friendly Visitor Attraction: SS Great Britain
sponsored by DAC Beachcroft
Best Employer: Bristol University
Best EXPO Stall: Quality Solicitors Burroughs Day
Best Law Firm: DAC Beachcroft
Best Act at Pride Day: Lucy Spraggan
Outstanding Volunteer Contribution: Aled Osborne
Pride Special Recognition Award: John Halpin, Labour Bristol

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