17 May 2016

We've won a national award for excellence

EiDA AwardsOur Trust has won the national Excellence in Diversity Award (EIDA) for the 'Diverse Company Award' in the public sector category.

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 communities.

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.

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