Polly Shute

Partnership Consultant

Parallel Lifestyle

Polly Shute is a partnership and sponsorship consultant, who focuses on connecting good brands to good causes. Currently she is working on creating inclusive events focused around disability and supporting LBT events and brands. Until 2018, she spent 4 years on the Board of Pride in London and set up the existing Sponsorship and Fundraising functions. She was recognised as a leader in Profit for Purpose at the 2019 UK Sponsorship Awards.

A strong advocate for inclusion, Polly was in the top 20 LGBT+ Not for Profit leaders in list by Outstanding and The FT in 2018 and is on the 2019 Pride Power List in association with the Guardian. Polly sits on the UK Chapter of Out at Tech and on the Nexus Committee (a network that connects over 200 LGBTQ network leads). She is also an active Trustee for Guide Dogs.