AN OTLEY shop manager has won a major award for her work to support Pride parades and LGBT equality.

Jemma Kameen, who manages the town’s Sainsbury’s supermarket, was presented with her British LGBT Award at a ceremony in London on Friday, May 17.

Jemma came out top in the PWC – Top 10 LGBT+ Future Leaders corporate category of the competition.

She is listed on the awards website alongside fellow winners that include a host of famous names.

They include Nicola Adams OBE, Paul O’Grady, Little Mix, Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Fry, Hayley Kiyoko and Courtney Act.

Jemma’s listing says: “Jemma Kameen is the store manager at the Otley store in Leeds, and Co-Chair and an original member of the company’s LGBTA employee network, Proud@Sainsbury’s, a position she has held for the last three years.

“Jemma is the group’s most visible lesbian role model and is hugely influential in Sainsbury’s participation in Prides across the UK, empowering, educating and inspiring colleagues.”

The British LGBT Award is not the first accolade she has received.

In 2017 Jemma was recognised for her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the Leeds Pride event at The Annual Leeds LGBT Awards ceremony.

She was presented on that occasion with a Leeds Pride Ally of the Year award.

The British LGBT Awards is the UK’s biggest and most publicised LGBT+ event and celebrates individuals and organisations who have shown outstanding commitment to the LGBT+ community.

Previous winners have included Sir Ian McKellen, Graham Norton, Alan Carr, Tom Daley, Caitlyn Jenner and Sarah Waters.