2016 Shortlist

Congratulations to all our shortlisted nominees for the Excellence in Diversity Awards 2016.

We wish every nominee the very best of luck and the winners will be announced on Thursday, May 12th at The Queens Hotel, Leeds.

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Excellence in Diversity Awards 2016 Shortlist
Diversity Champion Awards

Recognises an individual who has shown outstanding initiative to promote diversity internally and externally, making a positive difference in other’s lives through significant contributions to social justice, equality and diversity.

The shortlist for the 2016 Diversity Champion Award for Education are:

Anna Kennedy
Anna kennedy OBE

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Neil Coad

Shaun Delently
Shaun Dellenty

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Benjamin Ackim

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Rev. Chris Howson

The shortlist for the 2016 Diversity Champion Award for Housing are:

Tim Seward
Tim Seward

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Paul Doyle

Graham Welch
Graham Welch

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Tim Sigsworth

Brenda Metcalfe
Brenda Metcalfe

The shortlist for the 2016 Diversity Champion Award for Public are:

Megan Key
Megan Key

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Shirley Farthing

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Captain Ellie Ablett MBE

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Chief Superintendent Kerrin Smith

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Tara Hewitt

The shortlist for the 2016 Diversity Champion Award for Private are:

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Dean Ridgewell

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Claudine Adeyemi

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Fay Sharpe

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Joanna Abeyie

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Victoria Silverman

The shortlist for the 2016 Diversity Champion Award for Charity are:

Maurice Ostro OBE
Maurice Ostro OBE

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Christine Locke

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Wendy O’Carroll

Sarah Ismail
Sarah Ismail

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Mohammed Zafran


Diverse Company Awards

Identifies a company that has shown outstanding contribution to harnessing diversity within their workforce, actively taking the lead to highlight the business case for diversity within their industry.

The shortlist for the 2016 Diverse Company Award for Education are:

The University of E#5668313
The University of East London


The University of Manchester

Royal Holloway Univ#56683C6
Royal Holloway, University of London

Manchester Met Uni
Manchester Metropolitan University

The University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen

The shortlist for the 2016 Diverse Company Award for Housing are:

RCT Homes
RCT Homes

Merlin Housing
Merlin Housing

Orbit Group
Orbit Group

L&Q
L&Q

Trust Housing Association
Trust Housing Association

The shortlist for the 2016 Diverse Company Award for Public are:

South Wales Police
South Wales Police

Leeds Partnership N#5668FAE
Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force

Avon & Wiltshire Me#5668D1D
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership

Transport for London
Transport for London

The shortlist for the 2016 Diverse Company Award for Private are:

Simmons & Simmons
Simmons & Simmons

British Airways
British Airways

Connect Group
Connect Group

Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters

Allianz
Allianz Insurance plc

Asda
Asda

The shortlist for the 2016 Diverse Company Award for Charity are:

St Mungos Broadway
St Mungo’s

Disability Equality NW
Disability Equality (nw) Ltd

Family Mosaic
Family Mosaic

Touchstone
Touchstone

Action for Children
Action for Children


Lifetime Achiever Award

Honours an individual who has devoted a major portion of their professional life to enhancing the practice of equality and diversity, making significant, innovative, and cumulatively outstanding contributions to the cause.

The shortlist for the 2016 Lifetime Achiever Award are:

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Ann Norris

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Professor Uduak Archibong MBE

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Karin Woodley

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Brenda King MBE

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Kevin Bowsher


Outstanding Diversity Network Award

Identifies the outstanding contribution of an employee network that has tackled issues internally or externally to influence change in the field of equality and diversity.

The shortlist for the 2016 Outstanding Diversity Network are:

Warwickshire
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police Diversity Delivery Group

L&Q
L&Q Spectrum Network

Legal Aid Agency
Legal Aid Agency Diversity Champions Network

Mott McDonald
Mott MacDonald Advance Network

Dell
Dell’s Wise Network


Best Diversity Resource Award

Recognises an organisation that has shown outstanding dedication to supplying diversity related resources such as jobsites, diversity training programmes, e-learning and diversity marks.

The shortlist for the 2016 Best Diversity Resource Award are:

Aspiring Solicitors
Aspiring Solicitors

HMRC
HMRC

Talent Media
Talent Media

Inclusive Employers
PwC Diversity Mentoring Scheme

Bernard Matthews
Bernard Matthews Diversity Training Course


Employee of the Year Award

Showcases the excellent commitment an employee has made into actively developing an inclusive workplace for fellow employees – where fairness, respect, equality, dignity, and autonomy are at the forefront of their values and promoted as part of their everyday goals and behaviour.

The shortlist for the 2016 Employee of the Year Award are:

Modupe Adefela
Modupe Adefala

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Katie Whittam

Emma Jones
Emma Jones

Gary Zetter
Gary Zetter

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Katie Shaw


Diversity Marketing Campaign of the Year Award

Marketing has a major role in communicating the value of a product to the British public, and this award identifies an innovative marketing campaign that has challenged discrimination and reflected the diversity of the UK through radio, television or print campaigns.

The shortlist for the 2016 Diversity Marketing Campaign of the Year Award are:

Freedom to Donate
Freedom to Donate

EDF Energy
EDF Energy – Pretty Curious Campaign

Scope
Scope – End The Awkward

Bolton CVS
Bolton CVS – Breastfeeding Friendly Bolton

Transport for London
Transport for London – 100 Years of Women in Transport


Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award

Highlights the excellent achievements of the Head of Diversity within a particular organisation that has shown leadership, commitment and motivation – driving the diversity agenda throughout an organisation and the wider community.

The shortlist for the 2016 Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award are:

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Sarah Maskell MBE

Janet Hill
Janet Hill CBE

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Siobhan Corria

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Marcel Vige

Jiten Patel
Jiten Patel



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