UEL Noon Centre announces Global Equality and Diversity Awards shortlist
Guest of honour Rt Hon Maria Miller MP will present the awards
The Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business at the University of East London (UEL) has announced the nominees for the 4th Annual Global Equality and Diversity (GED) Awards.
The prestigious yearly celebration, to be held in conjunction with a conference on 30 November at the Crowne Plaza London Docklands, recognises outstanding individuals and organisations which are developing and adopting new approaches to equality and diversity in business.
This year’s ceremony will include awards for equality and diversity in research, transparency and impact. There will also be a UEL Chancellor’s Award which recognises an individual or business who has made an impact in equality and diversity and a special Lord Noon Award, sponsored by law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (now HFW), for outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity. Lord Noon was UEL’s chancellor before his death in October 2015.
Dr Jana Javornik, Director of the Noon Centre, said “The GED Awards are a celebration of effort and achievement but also represent the next generation of benchmarks for research that informs bold change.”
Award shortlists include NHS trusts in Leicestershire, Brighton and Sussex, Northamptonshire, Medway in Kent, Bedfordshire Police, the Bank of England, IBM, and the Cabinet Office.
The Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee, will be guest of honour. There will also be a number of other guest speakers and delegates.
Dr Javornik added, “As businesses and organisations increasingly operate in the world of big data and transparency, this year’s entries demonstrate tremendous effort and insight into the new generation of equality, diversity and inclusion activity.”