Hodge announced as headline sponsor of Pride Cymru parade 2024

Cardiff-based lender supports Wales’ biggest celebration of equality and diversity

Hodge, one of Wales’ leading financial services institutions, is the head sponsor of this year’s Pride Cymru parade.

The Pride Cymru 2024 event takes place in Cardiff over two days on June 22nd and 23rd and is Wales’s biggest celebration of equality and diversity. It is expected that the event will host more than 50,000 people all coming together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

The parade will start from 11am on Saturday June 22nd, where hundreds of people, all supporting the LGBTQ+ community, will march a mile through the streets of the Cardiff city centre at one of the capital’s most colourful events of the year.

Following the parade, two main stages at Cardiff Castle will host the likes of the Venga Boys, Ultrabeat, and Tom Aspaul over the Saturday night and Sunday.


Dave Landen, CEO of Hodge, said of the sponsorship: “Hodge is committed to equality diversity and inclusion and so becoming the headline sponsor of the Pride Cymru 2024 parade is a perfect fit for us.

“In 2018 we established an equality, diversity and inclusion group made up of colleagues from across Hodge, who continually review our processes and practices, and works hard to ensure that we as a business are doing all we can to support our colleagues and community. Our Colleague Alliance also works hard to ensure best practice to support and reflect the diverse workforce we have here at Hodge.”

Dave added: “We are all really excited for the weekend and there will be a large number of Hodge colleagues at the parade to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, wave the flag for diversity, and of course have a great time.”


Gian Molinu, Chair of Pride Cymru said of the sponsorship: “We’re delighted and grateful for the generous support of Hodge for our Pride Cymru parade this year. Hodge is a new sponsor for Pride Cymru, and we are thrilled to have them on board and hope that this is the beginning of us working together for many years to come.”


Image Caption: Hodge Team Celebrate Pride Week