Excellence in Diversity Awards News
  • Karin Woodley

    Karin Woodley

    EiDA16 Winner Lifetime Achiever Award Karin Woodley has 30 years’ of chief executive experience in public-facing charities tackling social and cultural injustice and inequality. Currently Chief Executive of Cambridge House, a …Read More »
  • Mohammed Zafran

    Mohammed Zafran

    EiDA16 Winner Diversity Champion Award for Charity Sector Mohammed (known as Zaf) works at South and City College Birmingham, and is the Founder of All 4 Youth & Community CIC. As …Read More »
  • Family Mosaic

    Family Mosaic

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Charity Sector Family Mosaic is a not for profit, independent housing association serving more than 45,000 people; making them one of the largest …Read More »
  • Katie Shaw

    Katie Shaw

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Employee of the Year Award Katie is well known across the region for the positive impact she has made to numerous people’s lives through her active support. …Read More »
  • The University of Manchester

    The University of Manchester

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Education Sector The University of Manchester strives to be an employer of choice and aims to have an environment so inclusive that all …Read More »
  • Shirley Farthing

    Shirley Farthing

    EiDA16 Winner Diversity Champion Award for Public Sector Shirley has worked in the field of Deaf communication and care for many years and to an exceptional level. In recent years, she …Read More »
  • HMRC

    HMRC

    EiDA16 Winner Best Diversity Resource Award A key Government department setting an excellent example across the whole of Government and influencing the wider Civil Service. HMRC wants its workforce to be …Read More »
  • Jiten Patel

    Jiten Patel

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award A company director and currently the Acting Head of Equality, Diversity and Information Rights at The Open University, Jiten’s background is …Read More »
  • Asda

    Asda

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Private Sector Asda is one of the UK’s leading retailers, with over 165,000 dedicated colleagues, 640 stores and 26 depots nationwide. Employing a diverse …Read More »
  • Rev. Chris Howson

    Rev. Chris Howson

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diversity Champion Award for Education Sector Chris joined the University of Sunderland three years ago as the University Chaplain with the specific objective of bringing together the …Read More »
  • Merlin Housing

    Merlin Housing

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Housing Sector Merlin Housing strives to be a world class organisation and a leader in DEI, so have set their ambitions high. A medium …Read More »
  • Professor Uduak Archibong MBE

    Professor Uduak Archibong MBE

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Lifetime Achiever Award Uduak Archibong is Professor of Diversity at the University of Bradford, where she directs the Centre for D&I, providing strategic oversight for equality and …Read More »
  • Legal Aid

    Legal Aid

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Outstanding Diversity Network Award Diversity Champions (DCs) Network is made up of a group of 40 employees of all grades and job roles across the Legal Aid …Read More »
  • Gary Zetter

    Gary Zetter

    EiDA16 Winner Employee of the Year Award For most of his career, Gary had hidden his sexuality for fear of it hindering his career progression or alienating him from colleagues, until …Read More »
  • Bolton CVS- Breast Feeding Friendly Bolton

    Bolton CVS- Breast Feeding Friendly Bolton

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diversity Marketing Campaign of the Year Award Bolton CVS launched the Breastfeeding Friendly Bolton scheme in 2013. The scheme was developed initially in response to a piece …Read More »
  • Sarah Ismail

    Sarah Ismail

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Champion Award for Charity Freelance journalist Sarah Ismail set up a website in 2007 called Same Difference, highlighting disability related issues and providing disabled readers with …Read More »
  • Dean Ridgewell

    Dean Ridgewell

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Champion Award for Private Dean has been a campaigner for diversity and inclusion all of his professional life. His passion was first ignited in 1991, when …Read More »
  • Touchstone

    Touchstone

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Charity Leeds based charity; Touchstone was born in 1982, after a need for friendship and community within South Leeds was identified. It was …Read More »
  • Wendy O’Carroll

    Wendy O’Carroll

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diversity Champion Award for Charity After giving birth to her second child Oliver, Wendy quickly realised that accessible information and support was lacking for parents to children …Read More »
  • Siobhan Corria

    Siobhan Corria

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award With over 4000 employees and over 600 services throughout the UK, Siobhan leads responsibility for D&I for Action for Children. In …Read More »
  • Transport for London

    Transport for London

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Public In 2012, Transport for London created its Single Equality Scheme (SES) which set out their plan to improve equality for all of …Read More »
  • Allianz

    Allianz

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Private Sector Allianz Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK, and part of the Allianz SE Group, one of …Read More »
  • Brenda Metcalfe

    Brenda Metcalfe

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diversity Champion Award for Housing Brenda is the Customer Engagement Manager for Anchor. Her role has a national remit, and aims to ensure that all older people …Read More »
  • Royal Holloway University of London

    Royal Holloway University of London

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Education Situated in Egham, Surrey The Royal Holloway University of London prides itself on its tradition of providing excellent education on the basis …Read More »
  • L&Q’s Spectrum Network

    L&Q’s Spectrum Network

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Outstanding Diversity Network Award Spectrum leads L&Q’s work on LGBT issues. Its co-chairs sit on the Equality and Diversity Working Group. The network has worked with L&Q’s …Read More »
  • Kevin Bowsher

    Kevin Bowsher

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Lifetime Achiever Award Kevin worked within policing for 30 years, much of this time connected to equality and diversity activity. He played a leading role in developing …Read More »
  • RCT Homes

    RCT Homes

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Housing Situated in South Wales, RCT Homes provides housing services to more than 20,000 people. Striving to achieve equality of opportunity for an …Read More »
  • Talent Media

    Talent Media

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Best Diversity Resource Award Founded by Darren Waite, Talent Media is the market-leading, online and print media company specialising in promoting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, as well …Read More »
  • Megan Key

    Megan Key

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diversity Champion Award for Public Sector Public Sector worker Megan has been an exemplary role model within the National Probation Service for the past 10 years, moving from …Read More »
  • Disability Equality NW

    Disability Equality NW

    EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee Diverse Company Award for Charity Sector Based in Preston, Disability Equality North West was set up in 1996 with the aim of ‘furthering the human rights of disabled …Read More »
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