Inspirational Stuart is the perfect role model

An inspirational man born with brittle bone disease has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Stuart Thompson, from Mersea, is one of eight finalists in with a chance of winning the Positive Role Model Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards. Community organisations and role models from across the country will head to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on September 14 … Read More

Interview with 2017 Lifetime Achiever Award Winner – Avril Hitman.

Avril founded Magpie Dance in 1985 as an inclusive contemporary dance company for people with learning disabilities, developing an innovative programme of participation, performance and training across the UK. Her uncompromising values and steadfast support of participants and their ability to confound expectations has enabled many people to lead more fulfilling lives. Avril has fuelled Magpie to develop a ground-breaking … Read More

Legal Legacy

  Becca Challis speaks to Funke Abimbola about racial prejudice and representation in the law industry. As graduation looms, and other students like myself face the daunting prospect of ‘entering the real world’, I am becoming increasingly concerned with which career it is that I should be pursuing. The general advice is to think about what matters to you – how … Read More

Inspirational yoga teacher shortlisted for top award

FARNHAM yoga teacher Cathy Richardson has been shortlisted for a national award as a result of her inspirational, encouraging and supportive approach to her clients, both through teaching yoga and in her other professions as a confidence coach and recruitment consultant.   Cathy discovered the benefits of yoga for her own health and well-being when she was in her 40s. … Read More

West Yorkshire Police shortlisted for National Diversity Award

West Yorkshire Police has been shortlisted in this year’s National Diversity Awards. The annual awards celebrate the best of British diversity and those who have devoted time to enhancing equality, inclusion and diversity in today’s society. The Force has been nominated in the Diverse Company of the Year category, having shown commitment in increasing the number of officers and staff … Read More

Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn

Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn Miranda Brawn, patron of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, has won another award for her work to improve diversity. Prime minister Theresa May gave Brawn (right), a successful lawyer and businesswoman, a “Point of Light” award for her work with young future leaders from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The … Read More