Congratulations to all our shortlisted nominees for the Excellence in Diversity Awards 2017.
We wish every nominee the very best of luck and the winners will be announced on Thursday, November 30th at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.
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.
Diversity Champion Award for Charity Sector:
Diversity Champion Award for Education Sector:
Professor Gill Valentine
Oluwaseun Matiluko & Radhika Jani
Dr. Jummy Okoya
Diversity Champion Award for Housing Sector:
Diversity Champion Award for Private Sector:
Captain Cat Burton
Diversity Champion Award for Public Sector:
PC Colin Gameson
Lt Cdr Chris Wood
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.
Dr Syed Nayyer Abidi MBE
Jenny-Anne Bishop OBE
Rafaat Mughal OBE
Nadeem Syed Ahmad
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.
Positive Support Group (PSG) – Department for Transport
Movement to Work
Build Together Network – Homes and Communities Agency
Compass: The Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Network of the Naval Service.
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.
Mott MacDonald, InterEngineering, Royal Academy of Engineering
Equal Approach – Return on Investment Audit (ROI) Tool
EY Family Network – Parent Mentoring Scheme
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.
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.
Pride in London #LoveHappensHere
Muslims Women’s Network UK #AndMuslim
British Journal of Photography – Portrait of Britain
Channel 4 – Superhumans
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.
Nona McDuff OBE