National Diversity Awards Blog
Clare Balding OBE
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Winner of the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award

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Sir Lenny Henry CBE
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Lenny Henry is renowned as a comedian, actor, writer and producer across TV,

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Fearne Cotton
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Fearne Cotton is a television and radio presenter, and is currently back in

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Warwick Davis
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Warwick Davis is an actor, television presenter, writer, director and producer. He played

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June Sarpong MBE
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – June has enjoyed a 20-year career which has seen her become one of

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Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Sir Trevor McDonald OBE was born and educated in Trinidad in the West

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Anna Friel
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – Anna Friel is an actress appearing in a number of television programmes since

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John Bishop
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR – John Bishop is a comedian, presenter and actor, who is also known for

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Liverpool announced as host city for the Gay Times Honours 2018
“We are proud to announce that the Gay Times Honours 2018 will take place in Liverpool this autumn.” The annual

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Aba Graham
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Over the past 20 plus years Aba Graham

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Mothiur Rahman
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Mothiur Rahman is a visible community activist in

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Billy Yu-Lok Ng
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Billy Yu-Lok Ng is a Solicitor in central

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Robert Kasanga
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Robert Kasanga founded Hackney Wick Football Club in

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Salma Bi
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – At the age of 9 Salma Bi first

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Nilesh Dosa
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Though a chartered accountant with a 15-year career

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Naomi Grant
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Naomi Grant is a writer, filmmaker, producer and

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Manraj Othi
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Manraj Othi is a Finance Transformation Management Consultant

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Building Equality leads North West’s construction industry’s biggest ever celebration of diversity and inclusion at Manchester Pride Weekend
On Saturday, Building Equality, an alliance of construction companies working to build LGBT+ inclusion, came together to create the biggest

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FA Plans for Diversity
Pursuit in Progress is the associations new plan to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in football. The Football Association has

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Black History Walks
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Black History Walks provide monthly talks, films and educational

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The Faith & Belief Forum
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – The Faith & Belief Forum works towards a connected

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Wirral Change
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH – Wirral Change is an award winning Registered Charity and

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