The Diversity Awards 2013 now open for nominations!

by debbievanderputten

The National Diversity Awards 2013 in association with Microsoft is a celebration of the outstanding achievements of Positive Role Models and Community Organisations from across The UK.

For one night only Britain’s most inspirational people come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities who have contributed to creating a more diverse and inclusive society.

The ceremony, has gained support from a number of celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Beverley Knight and Ade Adepitan.

Theresa McHenry, HR Director at Microsoft UK, said ‘The National Diversity Awards are a wonderful way to recognise the extraordinary contribution of real people to our communities. It’s a delight to be able to support this fantastic celebration of local heroes.’

Amongst last year’s winners was political campaigner Peter Tatchell, who scooped up The Lifetime Achiever Award; and Trade Union activist Zita Holbourne who was awarded the positive role model for race.

Patrons included the likes of Paralympics hero Jody Cundy and BBC presenter Amal Fashanu.

‘My Transsexual Summer’ Star Drew – Ashlyn Cunningham spoke out about the success of the event;

‘The awards are continuing to grow and I am glad to be one of the flowers blossoming with it’.

‘To carry on supporting the awards and to be a patron again is something I feel so proud of’ Drew added.

The National Diversity Awards received an astonishing 8000 nominations for the last event.

Paul Sesay, Chief Executive of The National Diversity Awards said, ‘We received an overwhelming amount of nominations for this year’s ceremony, if ever there was a time to celebrate and elevate the truly staggering diversity of talent the UK has to offer – it is now’

‘I know another fantastic spectacle of role models will be delivered and recognised next year’.

Nominations are now open so don’t miss out on your chance to get involved!

The 2013 National Diversity Awards will be held at The Queen’s Hotel, Leeds, where there are several award categories including Positive Role Model, Community Organisation and Entrepreneurial of Excellence awards, which will be split into five categories including race, age, disability, gender and LGBT. Other awards include Corporation of the Year Award and Lifetime Achiever Award.

The National Diversity Awards Aims:
The Promotion of Equality and Diversity

To create role-models from all sections of society

The elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation religion or age

Celebrate the achievements of people, community/charity organisations and Companies that strive for a more inclusive society

Highlight how diverse communities have contributed to the economy of the United Kingdom.

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