LGBTBE® Certification

Why Should I Get Certified?


You work hard for your business, and OutBritain’s exclusive LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certification works hard for you, giving you a competitive advantage to succeed.


Our Network Is Ready To Do Business


As an LGBTBE, you’ll have access to the full network of OutBritain, the UK’s first LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, which features corporate and government partners expressly looking to do business with certified LGBTBEs, and are seeking B2B opportunities and strategic partnerships with other LGBTBEs like you!


LGBTBEs Stay In Business Longer


Thanks to increased resources and opportunities, certified LGBTBEs stay in business longer than the average British small business.


LGBTBE Certification Scales With Your Business


Certification can benefit your business at any size. Our LGBTBEs range from the sole proprietors to multinational LGBT-owned corporations, with revenues in the hundreds of millions!


The LGBT Consumer Is Looking For You


The LGBT community spends more than $917 billion every year on goods and services, and they are more than 75% likely to change brands when they know they are LGBT inclusive. Stand out as a go-to supplier in your community by advertising your LGBTBE certification.

What Else Can I Do With An LGBTBE Certification?

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Take advantage of mentorship and education opportunities with business experts and corporate representatives to grow your business, make connections, and develop additional skills for scaling your company.


Receive opportunity alerts about upcoming contracting and educational opportunities with corporate partners.


Attend the OutBritain International Business & Leadership Conference to meet face-to- face with potential new business partners and take advantage of matchmaking opportunities exclusive to certified businesses.


Eligibility For LGBTBE Certification:


1. Be at least 51% owned and operated by an LGBT person or persons who are U.K. citizens or have an indefinite leave to remain in the U.K.


2. Your business is a for-profit enterprise.


3. Your business is physically located in the U.K.

Ready to Apply? Heres How!

Get in Touch

Login to the OutBritain Certification Portal here to tell us more about you and your business. This will give us the opportunity to ask questions and share further information including our checklist.


Submit all supporting documents that have been requested or are mandatory on your checklist. If you’re unsure or get stuck with the step, ddrop us an email and we’ll assist where we can.

Site Visit

We’ll conduct a site visit if your business has a physical location. This visit is required to corroborate the information within your application, and of course to learn more about you and your business.

Committee Review

Our National Certification Committee Review takes place at least 4 times per year. We will review your application to certify your business as an LGBTBE at the earliest opportunity. We’ll provide updates at your request, or when we receive new information regarding your application.