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Millivres Prowler Group gets high recognition in IoS Rainbow List 2014

It has been another great year for MPG in the 2014 Independent on Sunday’s newly named Rainbow List published 9 November 2014, honoring the 101 most influential LGBT men and women of the year in the UK

Jane Cyzselska Editor of DIVA was listed at number 27 (five places higher than last year),again as the highest placed LGBT magazine editor. DIVA contributor Sarah Westwood was in 30th place and DIVA contributor Susan Calman was also honored at number 31. A new entry at 41 was Aderonkw Apata, LGBT asylum campaigner, who is featured in the December issue of DIVA out next week.

Darren Scott GT Editor leapt to 57th place. He was a new entry last year in 98th place. Gypsy Boy author and GT columnist Mikey Walsh was also honored at number as a new entry at 70.

At the business end Simon Topham CEO, was credited in 60th place after 21 years of top level management, of this business and the changes he has made to culture and direction of the company in the past year.

In response to the news Simon remarked, “ I am absolutely delighted to be recognized for the second year running in such an important year for LGBT rights and the gay business community. I’m also proud that our Editors, contributors and some business and charity partners have been recognized too”

With a 4400 strong public vote 2014 featured many new faces and so to make room for some new faces, some previously listed went into a power partnerships list this time. There was also a section for newcomers to watch out for and International influencers and straight allies were also credited.

Kim Watson Media Director, joined the Independent on Sunday’s editorial team on the panel of judges for the second year running, along with Strategic Equality and Inclusion professional Christine Burns, celebrities Jon Amaechi and Charlie Condou, Ben Bradshaw MP and political journalist Charlotte Henry.

See the full list here and various side bars: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/therainbowlist/rainbow-list-2014-1-to-100-9848457.html

Independent on Sunday  Rainbow List 2014

Independent on Sunday Rainbow List 2014

MPG highly recognised in Inde Pink List 2013

It has been a great year for MPG in the 2013 Independent on Sunday’s Pink List published 13 October 2013, honoring the most influential LGBT men and women of the year.

Simon Topham CEO, was credited as a new entry in 39th place, one of the highest places for a business person and well deserved after 20 years of effective top level management, of this business and the changes he has made to culture and direction of the company in his new role.

In response to the news Simon remarked, “ I am absolutely delighted to be recognized in such an important year for LGBT rights and the gay business community.”

Pink List winner Paris Lees writes for DIVA, Gay Times and launched META as a digital magazine with joint backing from MPG last year. High praise as Peter Tatchell, Human Rights activist was placed second with Clare Balding OBE.

Jane Cyzselska Editor of DIVA is a re-entry after two years judging the list at number 33, the highest placed LGBT magazine editor. As well as Paris, comedian and DIVA contributor Susan Calman was also honored at number 70.

Darren Scott GT Editor was also a new entry, after appearing on the journalist side bar last year, at 98th place. Former GT journalists Patrick Strudwick and Tris Reid-Smith were also honored and Paul Burston featured in the National Treasures list.

Kim Watson Media Director, joined the IoS editorial team on the panel of judges for the first time, along with Strategic Equality and Inclusion professional Christine Burns . Their influence made a difference to the variety, diversity and inclusiveness of this list, which saw a greater balance of gender, ethnicity, disability trans and bisexuality. 2013 featured many new faces as MPs and well known celebrities were given their own side bar tributes, thus a rise in recognition of some important organizations, campaigners and community groups is noticeable. (Ben Summerskill and Heather Peace sent their nominations via e-mail as they were unable to attend this panel session). There was also a section for newcomers to watch out for and top Internationals were also credited.
See the full list here http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-independent-on-sundays-pink-list-2013-8876183.html IoS Pink List 2013

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