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 the UK will gather at the breath-taking Anglican Cathedral on September 8 for the UK’s largest celebration of diversity.
The best of British diversity will travel to Liverpool to highlight the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.
More than 22,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.
The PWRR (nicknamed ‘The Tigers’) are the most decorated regiment in the British Army, and are the senior English Line Infantry Regiment. The Second Battalion is currently based in Cyprus and in recent years has conducted operations across the globe, including in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.
Captain Dan Cole, of Headquarters Company said: “We have been extremely fortunate to receive some amazingly positive comments and recommendations. We thank the Battalion and Regimental Family for all their support and encouragement and also applaud all those companies shortlisted alongside us and congratulate those who were nominated.”
The Commanding Officer, Lt Col James Skelton MBE said:“Diversity and inclusivity are not just words to the Tigers; they are the foundations on which our operational success is built.”
The prestigious black-tie event is definitely one to mark down in the calendar and provides recognition for excellence regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.
Microsoft will be just one of the brands supporting a skyfall of diverse talent alongside joint headline sponsors Direct Line Group.
Paul Geddes, chief executive of Direct Line Group said: “We know that having a diverse workforce not only brings in more talent, it increases the variety of thinking, enabling us to have a better understanding of our customers’ needs in an ever-changing Britain.”
“The momentum is gathering pace” he continued “but there is more all businesses can do to pave the way for change. We are therefore honoured to be sponsoring the National Diversity Awards to celebrate the success of role models, businesses and organisations who are leading the way to true diversity and inclusion in our society.”
Designed to highlight the country’s most inspirational and selfless people, the NDAs are supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Sir Lenny Henry among many others.
TV presenter Graham Norton Said “Promoting and celebrating diversity is close to my heart which is why I am thrilled to support The National Diversity Awards. I want to wish all of this year’s shortlisted nominees the best of luck for the ceremony, you all deserve to win!’’
Paul Sesay, founder and chief executive of The National Diversity Awards said: “I am so proud to be able to witness the journeys of some of the most inspiring role models this country has to offer. Each year I am overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of nominations, and those shortlisted should know how privileged I am to share your stories with the nation. You are all winners and I can’t wait to meet you at the ceremony.”
Source – Farnham Herald http://www.farnhamherald.com/article.cfm?id=122323&headline=%E2%80%98Tigers%E2%80%99%20shortlisted%20for%20awards§ionIs=news&searchyear=2017