Lawrence is a multiple business owner, Managing Director of GB Training, one of the UK’s largest work based learning providers, which supports over five thousand learners a year. ¬†Lawrence is dedicated to the upskilling of people, particularly in the West Midlands region.


He is the current Festival Director for Birmingham Pride festival, having taken over the stewardship of the event in 2009.¬† The success of Birmingham Pride, under Lawrence’s leadership is evidenced by its scale and size, now one of the largest Pride festivals in the UK, attended by tens of thousands of people annually, raising substantial amounts of money for charity.


Lawrence has served as a Southside BID Director since 2011 and has been a commissioner on the West Midlands Combined Authority  Leadership Commission since 2017.


Appointed 2020