Race Equality Awards 2016 - Winners and Finalists

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The awards ceremony, hosted by ITV News presenter Charlene White, took place last night (11th 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.

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “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.”

Our research and insight have informed many of the awards categories over the years and this year a new category, Race Equality Role Model Award has been introduced as a direct result of a key finding of the Race at Work survey.   Our 10th-anniversary document is a collation of best practice and innovative initiatives that will help business have an impact on and receive the benefit from action on race equality.

 

 

 

 

Click the organisation name to enjoy a multimedia presentation and learn more about their commitment to race equality and inclusion.

Champion & Executive Sponsor Award

Private sector 
Winner:  Murray Raisbeck, KPMG
Finalists: BNY Mellon; HarperCollins; Mitie


Public sector
Winner:
Kevin Cunnington, Department of Work & Pensions
Finalist: 
Royal Air Force

 

Developing Talent Award 
Winner: MAMA Youth Project
Finalists: 
American ExpressCivil Service;
Imperial College

 

Employee Network Award

Private Sector
Winner: HarperCollins
Finalists:
AIG; Enterprise Rent-a-Car
PwCJ.P. Morgan


Public Sector
Winner: BBC
Highly commended: Network Rail
Finalist: Ministry of Defence 

 

Future Workforce Award
Winner: Teachfirst
Highly commended:
Reach Society
Finalists:

ArmySheffield Hallam UniversityShell

Inclusive Workplace Award
Winner:  St Mungos
Finalists: 
EYMott MacDonald; National Crime Agency 


 

Recruiting Diverse Talent Award

Sponsored by: 

Private Sector
Winner: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Finalist: Hogan Lovells

 

Public Sector 
Winner: Royal Airforce
Highly commended: Rare Civil Service partnership
Finalists:
Cheshire ConstabularyLeicestershire Police;
Rare/Police Now partnership;


Role Models in the Workplace Award 

Large organisation
Winner: Indi Hothi, EY
Finalists: 

DeloitteEnterprise Rent-a-Car 

Small organisation
Winner: Josh Oware, Rare
Highly commended:  St Mungos
Finalists: 
HarperCollinsPertemps