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Imagine a world where every great idea can be heard, and everybody belongs.

At Jaccountancy, our business thrives because we recognise the importance of a personal touch. The more we understand people, their needs and challenges, the better we can please them with our products and services. And while diversity is essential in all we do, we believe inclusion changes the game. To deliver this, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace fostering an environment where everyone can be their best, full and authentic selves with shining personalities making our clients really ‘Rethink Accountancy’.

We pride ourselves on being a diverse and tolerant business, but there is still much to be done to make it a tolerant and inclusive world and we driving action to promote inclusion and diversity where we can. As a proud ally and advocate LGBTQI+ rights, we are thrilled to announce that we have are the headline sponsor for Leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Plus (LGBT+) charity Northumberland Pride.

The collaboration between Northumberland Pride and Jaccountancy will allow the Northumberland Pride to deliver a 3 day pride festival that represents the diversity of the community and restore visibility for LGBT+ people in the county. 

“I’m thrilled to announce our plans for the Northumberland Pride Festival this year. We’ve worked incredibly hard to digest the feedback we received in 2021, in order to meet the expectations of the community in delivering a pride that represents LGBT+ people across the county and beyond.”
“We are extremely grateful to Jaccountancy for their shared passion and vision to support LGBT+ local communities in Northumberland and beyond.”
“We have a great opportunity to restore vital visibility in 2022, which includes providing safe spaces for LGBT+ people to enjoy and be themselves. Our research shows that LGBT+ people have suffered greatly as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Pride is a platform for our communities to access the services they urgently need whilst also sending a clear and positive message.”

Darren Irvine-DuffyChair of Northumberland Pride

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August 2022

Starting on the evening of Friday 26th August 2022, the Northumberland Pride 5k and 10K will spearhead the opening of the festival and finish on site for an evening of light entertainment. 

Pride Day on Saturday 27th August 2022 will begin with a Pride March from Ridley Park at 12pm and ending at Meggie’s Burn where a full day of entertainment will be staged  such as a Main Pride Stage, Rainbow Stage,  Alt. Music Tent, Market Stalls, Fun Fair, Bar & Food, Health Zone, Mental Health Zone, Family & Youth Zone and a VIP Area. 

The festival will end on Sunday 28th August 2022 with a family fun day, culminating in a candle lit vigil to remember lives lost due to HIV/Aids and fight against the stigma that still exists around the disease.