Nominations open for National Diversity Awards 2014

Nominations are now open for the National Diversity Awards 2014, in association with Microsoft, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of positive role models, entrepreneurs and community organisations across the UK.

The award categories are:

  • Positive Role Model Award - The importance of having a role model can never be under estimated, role models help us to be driven, inspired, to focus, to achieve goals and strive to gain success. A role model can be a family member, friend, coach/mentor, teacher, community leader, colleague or a neighbour.
  • Entrepreneur of Excellence Award - Recognises individuals who have best demonstrated managerial expertise in assembling resources, creating an organisation, decision making under uncertainty, being forward looking, and creatively solving problems.
  • Community Organisation Award - Recognises individuals and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community.
  • Diverse Company Award - Identifies a company that employs a diverse workforce and is better able to understand the demographics of the marketplace it serves and whose goals are to reassure and encourage people from the most deprived areas to further their careers.
  • Lifetime Achiever Award - Honours an individual who has made significant, innovative and cumulatively outstanding contributions to enhancing the practice of equality and diversity, devoting a major portion of their professional career to the cause.

Nominations are open until Friday 18 July and this year's award ceremony will place on Friday 26 September at The Hurlingham Club in London.

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