Business Breakfast: Harrogate entrepreneur wins Pride award
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Last updated Jun 27, 2023
Luke Christian, founder of Deaf Identity.
Luke Christian, founder of Deaf Identity.

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A Harrogate entrepreneur has won an award at the 2023 Attitude Pride Awards in London.

The event, which was held at the Langham Hotel, honours those who support the LGBTQ+ community across 11 categories.

Luke Christian, who founded fashion brand Deaf Identity in 2019, picked up the community hero award for his efforts in promoting equality and breaking down barriers for the deaf and LGBTQ+ communities.

Mr Christian, who is deaf and a former Comic Relief designer, said:

“I am incredibly honoured and humbled to receive the community hero award at the 2023 Attitude Pride Awards. This honour serves as both a monument to my work and the fortitude and resiliency of the deaf and LGBTQ+ communities.

“I dedicate this honour to everyone who has ever felt silenced or marginalised, and I intend to keep changing lives for the better. Standing side by side with other community heroes and trailblazers was an absolute honour.”


Lancashire financial firm acquires Harrogate company

A Harrogate financial firm has been acquired by a Lancashire company.

Chorley-based Perspective Financial Group has taken on clients from Brigham Wealth Management as part of an acquisition of four firms.

The company has also acquired Brighter Financial Services Ltd in Halifax, Airedale Personal Financial Solutions Ltd in Holmer Green, Buckinghamshire and Granite Coast Ltd in Cambridge.

Brigham, which is based on Hornbeam Park, will retain its current offices.

David Brigham, of Brigham Wealth Management, said:

“Perspective fully shares the ethos, ethics and client focused approach of Brigham Wealth Management and we are sure this move will be of benefit to all our clients and contacts going forward.”


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