National Diversity Awards ShortlsitCongratulations to all our shortlisted nominees for the National Diversity Awards 2017.

We wish every nominee the very best of luck and the winners will be announced on Friday, September 8th at the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool.

Tickets are available here

Positive Role Model Award for Age

Sabreena Shabazz

Caroline Odogwu

Cathrine Richardson

Joshua Beckford

Alix Christopher

Zach Brookes

Moawia Bin-Sufyan

Abid Khan

Positive Role Model Award for Disability

Mikey Akers

Susie Twydell

Daniel White

Chris Bonnello

Natasha Coates

James Sutliff

Faye Waddams

Jemma Pressman

Positive Role Model Award for Gender

Barnali Ghosh

Robyn Smart

Bharulata Kamble

Helen Dyer

Jane Kenyon

Joeli Brearley

Mary Akangbe

Nusrat Zamir

Positive Role Model Award for LGBT

Ian Ashton

Olly Pike

Sharon Slinger

Wayne Dhesi

Karen Styles MBE

Bisi Alimi

Craig Moody

Emma Cusdin

Positive Role Model Award for Race, Religion & Faith


Ben Forbes

Revd. Andrew Foreshew-Cain

Jaspreet Kaur

Jacque Onalo

Alex Raikes MBE

Dr. Patrice Baptiste

Morenike Ajayi

Community Organisation Award for Age

BIG Stop Charity

Reluctantly Brave

South Tyneside Against Bullying


Skool of Street

Trafford Veterans @ The Mess

Star Reachers Community Initiative

The Warren Youth Project

Community Organisation Award for Disability

Childhood Tumour Trust

Breakdown Bolton

Aspire2Inspire Dyslexia

The Shippey Campaign

Support Dogs

Speed of Sight

Nickel Support

Chadderton Park Cerebral Palsy Football

Community Organisation Award for Gender

Men Tell Health

Colouring Outside The Lines

Chadwell Heath Asian Women’s Network

Manchester Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation

Qoki Zindlovukazi

International Women’s Day Derby

Wonderfully Made Woman

Polish Domestic Violence Helpline

Community Organisation Award for LGBT

Sail NI


National Ugly Mugs

African Rainbow Family

Albert Kennedy Trust



New Family Social

Community Organisation Award for Race, Religion & Faith

Caribbean Social Forum


Midland Langar Seva Society

Eastside Young Leaders Academy

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association UK

Mary Seacole Trust

New Beacon Books

WARN: Women Against Radicalisation Network

Community Organisation Award for Multi-Strand

HyperFusion Theatre Company

The Mulberry House School

Supporting Local Champions

Terra Nova Productions

Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

Activ8 Fitness Camp

Dramatic Action


Entrepreneur of Excellence Award

Daniella Blechner

Temi Tyrese

Coralie Rose

Michaela Alexander

Steven Wardlaw

Angus Drummond

Tina Allton

Shainul Kassam

Diverse Company Award

Gateshead College

Wirral Change


Reed Smith

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

West Yorkshire Police

Second Battalion the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Channel 4

Lifetime Achiever Award

Pat Heron

Avril Hitman BEM

Paul Stephenson

Wendy Pearce

Jacqui Gavin

Rob Neil

Mandy Sanghera

Shelley Collins

Celebrity of the Year Award

Denise Welch

Adam Hills & Alex Brooker

Ade Adepitan MBE

Nicola Adams OBE


Jonnie Peacock MBE

Riz Ahmed

Lily Allen

Anthony Joshua MBE

George Shelley