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News 17th October 2019 2 minutes read
ONE of the UK's most anticipated diversity awards celebrations has announced its shortlist for the 2019 ceremony. Throughout the year, there are some individuals who work tirelessly to remove barriers and put diversity at the very heart of everything they do.
This year, on November 28th, the Inclusive Companies Awards will once again celebrate those who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of others in workplaces and communities around them.
Green Park has been shortlisted for the Best Diversity Resource/Initiative Award. An award-winning recruitment and diversity & inclusion (D&I) consultancy, Green Park’s services span ten core markets across the public, private and third sectors. Originally a challenger brand, Green Park is now one of Europe’s fastest-growing suppliers of executive search and interim management solutions.
Green Park has been moving the dial for over thirteen years, setting a new benchmark for the recruitment industry in consistently attracting diverse groups of appointable candidates. Promoting and implementing diverse and inclusive recruitment practices and proving that it is possible to widen the gate without lowering the bar, in 2018 Green Park placed a new diverse leader on a board every 14 days.
Raj Tulsiani, CEO of Green Park, said; ‘We established Green Park because the recruitment industry was failing both employers and candidates when it came to diversity and inclusion. It’s great to be recognised for work in the sector, driving through real change that has positivity impacted the way the whole industry operates. Our successes at Green Park have been about more than just founding a profitable business; they are about building a legacy of change to harness the broadest, most diverse talent base country has to offer.”
This elite pick and mix of diversity ambassadors will gather in Manchester at The Hilton Manchester Deansgate - reuniting a spectacular array of equality leaders.
A panel of judges including Jennifer Thomas – Direct Line Group, Bijna K. Dasani – Lloyds Banking Group, and Christos Tsaprounis – Auto Trader UK, recently gathered to finalise the widely anticipated shortlist.
The Inclusive Companies Awards are also working in partnership with the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. The first and only index of its kind, the definitive list of the nation’s most inclusive companies will be unveiled at the ceremony with top ranking organisations receiving accolades for the Diverse Company Award within their respective sectors.
With the increasing richness of diversity in Britain, the Inclusive Companies Awards recognise employers that unite workforces and challenge discrimination, applauding those for their ﬁght against inequality.
Paul Sesay, CEO and Founder of the Inclusive Companies Awards and National Diversity Awards, added; "In difficult and challenging times, using the talent of a diverse workforce is more important than ever. Considering the diversity of your workforce and fostering an inclusive working environment can bring business benefits and provide a market advantage.”
Sesay continues, “The Inclusive Companies Awards continue to be an exceptional way to celebrate the courageous actions of individuals and organisations, who are already striving for inclusion. Let's celebrate the tremendous feats of our incredible shortlisted nominees, Congratulations to all!"
There is no doubt that the impact made by this prominent array of diversity patrons is unprecedented. Winners will be announced at The Hilton Manchester Deansgate on 28th November.
To view the full list of shortlisted nominees, please visit: www.inclusivecompanies.co.uk/awards/shortlist