The men at BE Offices, including our front of house concierge and security personnel, have given over 700 years of service to the company since it was founded in 1993.
This International Men’s Day, 19th November 2021, we celebrate them all and recognise the loyal service they have given to the business in their various roles at BE Offices, BE.Spoke, Headspace Group, &Meetings, Velocity Virtual, Auriel Property Management, Communicate IT and Initium.
International Men’s Day celebrates globally the positive value men bring to the world, their families and their communities. It also seeks to highlight men’s health issues and their wellbeing, with a spotlight on disproportionally high male suicide rates.
The 2021 theme, ‘Better relations between men and women’ specifically seeks to improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
Year on year International Men’s Day is marked by ever-increasing numbers of women, men and organisations across the UK. Throughout November related events range from parliamentary debates to book launches, comedy nights to policy launches.
The three core themes for International Men’s Day are:
- Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys
- Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing
- Promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity
These core themes seek to address some of the issues affecting men and boys such as:
- Men’s health (including male cancers), shorter life expectancy and workplace deaths – plus the health impact of Covid-19
- The high male suicide rate
- The challenges faced by the most marginalised men and boys in society (for instance, homeless men, boys in care and the high rate of male deaths in custody)
- The challenges faced by boys and men at all stages of education including attainment, retraining, redundancy and unemployment
- The challenges faced by men as parents, particularly new fathers and separated fathers
- Male victims of violence, including sexual violence
- Male victims and survivors of sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based crime, stalking and slavery
- The negative portrayal of men, boys and fathers
For further information visit the International Men’s Day website.