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I am Laura Leathwood; Out, and proud to be

Posted on by Laura Leathwood
Hi, I’m Laura, a Customer Sales Advisor based in Sheffield and have worked for Virgin Media for eight and a half years. This Inclusion Week is focused on Everyday Inclusion, the importance of feeling that you belong and identity. My identity is a massive part of my life. I only came out just over two years ago. There wasn’t any particular reason as to why, I just hadn’t explored my other options before. I love …

I am Harrison Lee; reflecting on my own identity

Posted on by Harrison Lee
In 2014, I joined Virgin Media as a door-to-door Sales rep and then moved into the Learning & Development team after about 18 months. I’ve now been at Virgin Media for nearly five and a half years. When I think about Inclusion, I reflect upon my own identity. Growing up gay was a battle for me as it was most but a battle between who I was and who I wanted to be, which just …

I am Jo Martin; proud to be me

Posted on by Jo Martin
My name is Jo Martin and I’m a Partner Manager within In Life here at Virgin Media Business (VMB). I look after some of our strategic partners within our Partner Eco System and I’ve worked here for seven years. Supporting inclusion week is so important to me, I can proudly share that I identify as lesbian and I’m also dyslexic. To me, these aren’t just words or labels, being lesbian and being dyslexic is who …

I am Daniel Davis-Luke; Let’s keep talking

Posted on by Daniel Davis-Luke
Everyone, whether you have a disability, a family or you have what’s perceived as the ‘perfect life’ – we all need help and support at one point or another. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) a little over five years ago when my daughter was just a couple of months old and it hit me hard at the time. I’ve been at Virgin Media almost nine years and I used to work as a …

I am Syreata Sterling; truly belong-ing at Virgin Media

Posted on by Syreata Sterling
Of course, my inclusion story started well before my time at Telewest and Virgin Media, but it’s a great place to start. In 2019, I am Syreata Sterling, an Operational Improvement Manager, and married mummy of three. In 2002, I was a happy-go-lucky 19 year old party girl whose only previous work experience was temping at Zurich Commercial and bar work, so when my agency called to ask whether I wanted a data entry role …