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Congratulations to Diversity Awards 2015 winners

15 May 2015

Disability Rights UK would like to say congratulations to those who won an Excellence in Diversity Award at yesterday's event

The Excellence in Diversity Awards illustrate some of the nation’s most inclusive organisations, gathering each year to recognise those that lead in equality, diversity and fairness, in all aspects of business.

Corporations, charities and organisations that operate in the UK were honoured at the ceremony for their remarkable devotion to harnessing a diverse workforce, mirroring the rich diversity of the market place they serve.

Disability Rights UK’s Disability Equality Specialist Mark Shrimpton was one of the panel judges.

BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern took centre stage on 14th May to host the UK's Largest Diversity Awards, celebrating Inclusive Employers and Diversity Champions  

The full list of winners are as follows:  

Diverse Company Charity: St Giles Trust

Highly Commended: Creative Support

Diverse Company Education: The Open University

Highly Commended: The University of Sheffield

Diverse Company Housing: Gentoo

Highly Commended: Great Places Housing Group

Diverse Company Private: Asda

Highly Commended: Microlink PC

Diverse Company Public: Centro

Highly Commended: Transport for London

Diversity Champion Charity: Rev. Fred Annin - ActionPlus Foundation,

Highly Commended: Angela Murphy - Tomorrow's Women Wirral

Diversity Champion Education: Jiten Patel - The Open University

Highly Commended: Shaun Dellenty - Inclusion for All

Diversity Champion Housing: Cam Kinsella - Merlin Housing Society

Highly Commended: Bob Green - Stonewall Housing

Diversity Champion Private: Jane Hatton - Evenbreak

Highly Commended: Heather Melville - RBS

Diversity Champion Public: Lindsey Ambrose - St Andrew's Healthcare

Highly Commended: Jacqui Gavin - a:gender

Head of Diversity & Inclusion: Sarah Churchman - PwC

Highly Commended: Ricky Somal - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Employee of the Year: Damian Kitson - Asda

Highly Commended: Jeanette Gagg - UK HM Prison Service

Diverse Marketing Campaign of the Year: Youth Media Agency #PressChange4Youth

Highly Commended: BBC Local Apprenticeship Scheme

Best Diversity Resource: Special iApps

Highly Commended: English Federation of Disability Sport

Outstanding Diversity Network: HSBC - Balance Network

Highly Commended: The Cooperative Group - Respect Network

Lifetime Achiever: Julie Charles

Highly Commended: John Campbell

Details about the winners for 2015 have been published at http://excellenceindiversity.co.uk/2015-winners/