West Yorkshire Probation Trust has been ranked among the UK’s top 50 gay friendly employers.

The trust is now 45th in the list of lesbian, gay and bisexual-friendly employers, according to the charity Stonewall, a rise of 43 places on last year’s position.

Its position puts it alongside organisations like the Home Office, Ernst and Young, IBM and the University of Cambridge.

It is the highest ranked probation trust and the top performing organisation in Yorkshire.