The Gay Business Association (GBA)


The GBA was formed in 1983 as a trade association to fight the inequalities we faced from hostile authorities.

Working with other groups we won legal equality, and today the GBA is a modern day gay chamber of commerce.

By Gay we mean the LGBTQ+ community.

Today, our focus is on:

- providing networking opportunities to make useful business contacts,

- training for LGBTQ+ professionals in legal, marketing, business development and employment issues

- and we work together with Government and others to develop the gay market and encourage gay-owned start-ups.

We are run by a voluntary committee elected from GBA members.

We hold monthly networking meetings and are operated by the Gay Professional Network, and arrange training and support in areas of interest to LGBT professionals.

Any questions, please contact:

Your Committee:

Chairman: Jean-François Dor (

Vice-Chairman: Ian Dodds (

Treasurer: Laurie Powell (

Secretary: Mazz Image (

The best place for LGBTQ+ professionals to meet new customers and business contacts.

  • promote your products & services to the public
  • keep up-to-date with trends and best practice
  • make new friends