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The third annual GNI MAG AWARDS are taking place this year on 9th November. Once again, during the course of the gala evening they will celebrate and honour those individuals and businesses who have made a positive contribution to our LGBT+ community. Due to the popularity of the GNI MAG AWARDS they will be taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast to allow for more attendees.

Santander are back this year as the headline sponsor. Susan Allen, Head of Customer Interactions Santander UK quoted; “Santander is proud to be the headline sponsor for the GNI MAG Awards again this year. We are committed to supporting diversity and to creating an inclusive culture across our organisation. We believe that all employees should feel able to bring their whole selves to work and that this is only possible by helping to build a supportive working environment. Sponsoring the GNI Awards is just one of the ways in which we are showing our commitment to the LGBT+ community and supporting diversity at Santander UK.”

Daniel May, GNI MAG Operations Manager said: “We are extremely proud to be able to host an event that recognises those LGBT heros and allies across the province. This is will be our third GNI MAG Awards and we are delighted once again to have the support of Santander.”

Northern Ireland’s foremost LGBT charity The Rainbow Project are the charity partner for the GNI MAG AWARDS, and a percentage of each ticket sale will go directly to them. There will also be a fantastic raffle during the event which will raise further vital funds. Jayne Robinson, Sustainability Officer from The Rainbow Project stated: “It is great to be involved in the GNI Magazine Awards for the third year. More and more businesses are recognising the LGBT Community and as such it is great to have a way to recognise the support and contribution to our community all year round.”

This year there will be 20 award categories including; Most Influential Local LGBT Person, Local Politician of the Year, and Business Contribution to the LGBT Community. Details on nominations and voting will be announced soon.

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