The Best Employers for Race 2017

The entry process for the Best Employers for Race list and the Race Equality Awards 2017 is now closed. 

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

''We are delighted to support the government's review into Race in the Workplace and pilot this listing of the best employers for race in the UK  This listing will identify the best employers in the UK for race diversity and equality. Participation in the list is one of the recommendations made by Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith in her Race in the Workplace report, a call to all UK employers as a means of encouraging faster movement towards truly inclusive workplaces where race diversity is ‘business as usual’, and opportunities for recruitment and progression can be equally accessed by ethnic minorities. Fundamental change is the only way to create lasting impact and remove persistent barriers to ethnic minority recruitment and progression. The Best Employers for Race list will acknowledge those employers that are taking a comprehensive and strategic approach to tackling racial inequalities in their organisations.


Race Equality Awards Judging Panels 2017

Wednesday 20 September 2017       9.00 am - 12.30 pm                 Leadership Panel

Wednesday 20 September 2017       1.00 pm -4.40 pm                    Progression Panel                   

Thursday 21 September 2017           9.00 am – 14.00 pm                Recruitment Panel


Key dates for the 2017 entry process: 

Friday 30 June 2017 
17.00 – latest deadline for submissions.

July 2017
Entry assessment. 

W/C 31 July 2017    
Organisations notified under embargo whether they have achieved a place in the Best Employers list. 
Award finalists notified (under embargo).

20 and 21 Sept 2017    
Award finalist Judging Panels. 

31 October 2017 
Best Employers for Race 2017 list and Award winners announced. 


Please contact Pamela Cooney, Project Manager, Business in the Community for further information.