Link Up North was founded in 2020 by Lauren Peel, Lindsay Lerigo and Steven Copsey.
After seeing the amazing work that Link was doing in London, they reached out to Link founder Theresa Farrenson with the question “what are you doing for the LGBTQ+ population outside of London?”
Theresa’s answer: “what are YOU doing for the LGBTQ+ population outside London?” – point taken!
After a successful launch event targeting the professional sector in Leeds and surroundings, the three were invited to join Link’s national steering committee and Link Up North began to form.
Over the last six years Link Up North have had a vital voice in not only the Leeds professional services scene but also within the wider Link strategy. Despite Leeds having one of the biggest insurance centres outside of London, it didn’t quite operate in the same way as the City – so Link Up North actively worked with and welcomed those from the accountancy, banking, legal and telecoms sectors, amongst many others!
Link Up North have been actively involved in Dive In since its inception, with former National Co-Chair Steven Copsey organising and running some of the first Dive In events outside of London.
The team up north has continued to grow and evolve, stretching beyond Leeds to Manchester, Liverpool and York, attracting an incredible group of passionate individuals across the region.
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