17 May 2016
We've won a national award for excellence
Our Trust has won the national Excellence in Diversity
Award (EIDA) for the 'Diverse Company Award' in the public sector
The award means that we are amongst leaders in the public sector
for promoting a diverse workforce and understanding why this adds
so much value to a public service.
Diversity within the work place brings many different skills,
perspectives and talents which help us to meet the needs of our
diverse communities. For us, these include different ethnic groups,
travelling communities, military families, urban and rural
There were over a thousand nominations in total, covering
different categories and we were shortlisted with the best mix of
diversity leaders such as Leeds & York NHS Trust, the RAF,
South Wales Police and Transport for London, so to have won this
award was a real commendation.
The award winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by ITV
News Presenter Charlene White, and the Founder of the Excellence in
Diversity awards, Paul Sesay.
Sesay welcomed guests and shared his inspiration behind the
awards, saying, "Our aim is to have innovative and truly diverse
award ceremonies, celebrating employers and diversity champions who
excel in the field of inclusion. It is through people like you,
that change can happen."
Our Equalty and diversity lead said, "Many of our staff actively
value and promote equality and diversity in their day to day work
and I am delighted that this commitment is recognised."
Picture shows: Proud moment for Hayley Richards (Chief
executive), Peaches Golding (Non executive Director), Emma Roberts
(Director of Corporate Affairs), Our Equality and diversity lead
and the compliance team.