College shortlisted for National Diversity Award

An innovative North East college has been recognised for its outstanding work in encouraging diversity and equality in its organisation and the local community.   Gateshead College has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company Award in this year’s National Diversity Awards, which take place on September 8 at the stunning Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool.   Charities and role models from … Read More

‘Tigers’ shortlisted for awards

THE Second Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (2 PWRR) has been shortlisted for the UK’s largest diversity awards.  2 PWRR, a British Infantry Regiment which recruits from the South East of England, has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company of the Year Award at the National Diversity Awards 2017.       Charities and role models from across … Read More

Role model Jane up for national diversity award

A KNUTSFORD resident and social enterprise founder has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award in the positive role model for gender category. Jane Kenyon, who founded Girls Out Loud in 2010, has made the list after 22,000 nominees were considered. Girls Out Loud aims to raise the confidence and aspirations and teenage girls in the north west and north … Read More

The Nation Gears-Up For The UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Countdown for the National Diversity Awards begins as the stand-out event returns for a sixth year. ROLE MODELS and charities from across the country will unite at the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on September 8. Scissor Sister favourite Ana Matronic and television presenter Brian Dowling will join forces to host the sensational ceremony, set to be the grandest celebration yet. … Read More

Dyslexia should be recognised as a sign of potential, says Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson has said dyslexia should be recognised as a sign of potential in an effort to combat the stigma around the learning difficulty. Mr Branson, who dropped out of school at 16, said his dyslexia was “treated as a handicap: my teachers thought I was lazy and dumb, and I couldn’t keep up or fit in.” But he pointed out that Albert … 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

Ofcom, please listen. More racial diversity on TV means seeing the bigger picture

When the BBC revealed statistics showing the gender pay gap of their top earners, it made international news. On the same day the BBC also published other diversity statistics, which showed that its black, Asian and minority ethnic staff are less likely to be promoted than their colleagues, and less likely to reach senior management. And if a minority person … Read More

My experience of being on the DLG Grad Programme

I never thought that at the age of 28, I would be starting a grad programme. Throughout my higher education and working life I had focused on psychology and teaching, so I certainly did not expect to be working in the corporate world, let alone the insurance industry! However, after teaching for 3 years, I felt it was time to … Read More