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.

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2017 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.

Diversity Champion Award for Charity Sector:


James Trout


Mandy Sanghera


Elaine Ortiz


Bisi Alimi


Susie Green

Diversity Champion Award for Education Sector:


Andrew Dalton


Professor Gill Valentine


Oluwaseun Matiluko & Radhika Jani


Bob Clarke


Dr. Jummy Okoya

Diversity Champion Award for Housing Sector:


Sabreena Shabazz


Ronnie Fray


Jamie Stewart


Ingrid Tennessee


Amelia Lawson

Diversity Champion Award for Private Sector:


Captain Cat Burton


Trishna Bharadia


Anisha Seth


Daniele Fiandaca


James Uffindell

Diversity Champion Award for Public Sector:


PC Colin Gameson


Joe O’Grady


Sade Bright


Lt Cdr Chris Wood


Bill Smith


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.


Farrah Qureshi


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


#WomenEd


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.


Creative Equals


Mott MacDonald, InterEngineering, Royal Academy of Engineering


Equal Approach – Return on Investment Audit (ROI) Tool


EY Family Network – Parent Mentoring Scheme


MyPlus Consulting


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.


Sophie Hunter


Louise Horton


Emma Hart


Ben Barber


Anna Button


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.


Scope #EndtheAwkward


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.


Alison Unsted


Richard Chapman-Harris


Emma Allen


Jiten Patel


Nona McDuff OBE

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