Employers and individuals were awarded for their leadership in creating equal and inclusive workplaces for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, last night. The 2016 winners came from a wide variety of industries – spanning legal, publishing, education, housing and recruitment.
The event took place last night (11 October 2016) at the Hilton Park Lane and was attended by more than 500 business leaders. Now in their 10th year, the Awards celebrate outstanding practice, innovation, and dedication to race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces.
The awards were hosted by ITV news presenter, Charlene White and included a look to the future with BT’s Customer Experience Futurologist, Dr Nicola Millard. The ceremony marked 10 years of Race Equality Awards, and to celebrate this, they have collated 10 years of awards best practice and innovation into a practical guidance (PDF) that any employer can be inspired by and start making a difference.
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said about the winners:
“Congratulations to all the winning organisations at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016. They have shown that they are ensuring BAME employees are represented at all levels within their organisation, developing the diverse talent they attract and strengthening the pipeline for the future. All the winners and finalists should be incredibly proud of their achievement, and I hope other employers will follow their lead.”
The 2016 winners are:
Champion & Executive Sponsor Award – Private Sector: Murray Raisbeck, KPMG
Champion & Executive Sponsor Award – Public Sector: Kevin Cunnington, Department for Work & Pensions
Developing Talent Award: MAMA Youth Project
Employee Network Award – Private Sector: HarperCollins
Employee Network Award – Public Sector: BBC
Future Workforce Award: Teach First
Inclusive Workplace Culture Award: St Mungo’s
Recruiting Diverse Talent Award – Private Sector: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Recruiting Diverse Talent Award – Public Sector: Royal Air Force
Role Models in the Workplace Award – Large Organisation: Indi Hothi, EY
Role Models in the Workplace Award – Small Organisation: Joshua Oware, Rare