National Diversity Awards Blog
Rebecca Tallon De Havilland
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT – Rebecca was the first known transgender women to have undergone gender

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Cheshire Constabulary
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – Cheshire Constabulary was founded in 1857 and serves a population of over one million people

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Cricket is tackling sexism in India’s schools
Hundreds of thousands of pupils in schools across India are getting lessons in the art of cricket. But for a

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LM-JV
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – LM-JV won the enabling works contract for the HS2 Project in November 2016, carrying out

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Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – Morgan Sindall is a UK construction and infrastructure business with a network of local offices.

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Yorkshire Water
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – Yorkshire Water has made significant progress since the launch of their first Diversity & inclusion

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Gateshead College
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – Gateshead College is at the forefront of the skills sector, delivering the highest standards of

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Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (SWBH) is an integrated care organisation. They are

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TransPennine Express
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – TransPennine Express (TPE) is an intercity train operator that connects many major cities and destinations

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Touchstone
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity Touchstone ranked number 1 for a second year in a

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Reed Smith LLP
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – Reed Smith is a global law firm dedicated to providing quality business solutions, not just

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West Yorkshire Police
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  DIVERSE COMPANY – West Yorkshire Police serves an area with a population of over 2.2 million people. As

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Muslim women call for more equality in running UK mosques
Muslim women in Scotland are campaigning to be given more equal facilities for praying and to be involved in running

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Cameron Osburn
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Cameron is 17 and was born with Cerebral Palsy. At 10

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Rachel Jury
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Rachel is an amazing young lady with a life limiting condition

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Nana Marfo
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Nana Marfo lived the first two years of his life in

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Lorna Fillingham
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Lorna is mother to Emily-May, who has a rare genetic condition

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Dr Robert Gurney
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Dr Robert Gurney is the founder and current President of the

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Sophie Ward
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Sophie is 24 years old and suffers with chronic Lyme disease.

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Stuart Thompson
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Stuart was born with a condition named Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known

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Melissa Johns
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY – Melissa Johns is best known for playing Imogen Pascoe in ITV’s

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St. John’s Centre
SHORTLISTED NOMINEE:  COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR MULTI-STRAND – Based in Old Trafford, Manchester, St John’s Centre initially set up in

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