B United, the LGBTQ+ employee network at BAT, plays a crucial role in reaffirming BAT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion – a central part of that ethos. For example, the network has worked with BAT to develop an allyship guide, which is available company-wide.
As part of National Inclusion Week in the UK, we caught
up with one of B United’s leading lights, Jay Morris.
Jay, a Senior Technologist based at our R&D hub in Southampton, UK, is B United’s first openly trans member and has been front and centre of B United’s activities during the pandemic. He says he hopes that telling his story will help people who may be struggling to be their authentic selves.
Being given the opportunity to represent the trans community at a level like this honestly means so much. I really hope that being myself, being open and vocal about the trans experience can make people feel less alone, because there is always hope!