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SHORTLIST 2014

The shortlist for the European Diversity Awards 2014 is as follows:

BARCLAYS – CAMPAIGNER OF THE YEAR

Tim Sigsworth – Chief Executive, The Albert Kennedy Trust
Igor Kochetkov – LGBT Rights Activist
Joel Bedos – International Coordinator, IDAHO Committee
Chris Morgan – Diversity Leader, UK financial services industry
Nikolai Baev – LGBT Rights Activist
Edward Lord O.B.E – Chairman of the ASA Group Board
Tracey Ford – Founder, JAGS Foundation
Glenn Anderson – LGBT Rights Activist

COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Croydon Council
Chase Against Crimes of Hate
Pink Therapy
Spider-y
St Philips Centre
Out Now Global
Channel 4 Television
West End Women’s and Girls’ Centre


ROYAL AIR FORCE – DIVERSITY CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Colin Campbell Austin – Head of Talent & People Development, Telegraph Media Group
Aongus Hegarty – President, Dell EMEA
Monste Montaner – Head Group Quality Operations, Novartis
Mark MacKenzie MBE – Capability Development Specialist, Transport for London
Robin Elias – Managing Editor/Head of Diversity ITN News
Funke Abimbola – UK Managing counsel, Roche
Mark Anderson – Managing Director at Virgin Holidays
Andy Woodfield – PwC Partner, Leadership Coach & Mentor, UK Lead for GLEE @ PwC

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS – JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Guy Lynn – BBC London TV News
Evan Davies – English economist, journalist, and presenter for the BBC
Carmel Crimmins – Senior Financial Services Writer, Thomson Reuters
Paraic O’Brien – Reporter, Channel 4 News
Matt Frei – Europe Editor and Presenter, Channel 4 News
Ade Adepitan MBE – British television presenter and wheelchair basketball player
Sima Kotecha – BBC Reporter, Today programme
Elena Klimova – Founder, Children 404

MOST INCLUSIVE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

Volkswagon
Astrium France
Ekvalita
Waitrose
AREVA
Maersk
Deloitte
Nestle in France

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH – MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Men Get Eating Disorders Too
Coming out – Russia
NHS Employers
Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality
Channel 4 / 4Creative – Gay Mountain
Ditch the Label
Barclays
Stonewall

NESTLE – COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Royal Air Force
Sodexo
Carrefour Group
Hilton
Philips
FDM Group
Brown-Forman Brands
Volvo Group


HSBC – OUTSTANDING EMPLOYEE NETWORK GROUP OF THE YEAR

Diversability Support Network (NOVARTIS)
Goldman Sachs- LGBT Network
The Simmons & Simmons LGBT Network
L&Q’s Spectrum network group
EY Women’s Network
WISE Employee Resource Group (DELL)
BNP Paribas – Parents & Carers Network
Tesco – Out at Tesco

SOCIETE GENERALE – CHARITY OF THE YEAR

Coming out
Just Different
RehabCare
BRASS – Befriendng Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Accessible Italy
Diversity Role Models
The Albert Kennedy Trust
CareTrade Charitable Trust


SWISS RE – INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR

Louis-Georges Tin – Founder of Paris-based IDAHO Committee
Elvina Yuvakaeva, Chair – Russian Open Games by the Russian LGBT Sports Federation
Lt Cdr Sam Truelove – Royal Navy
Reverend Stephen Sorby – Railway & BTP Chaplain
Sophie Ward – Actor
Rishi Madlani – RBS Rainbow Network UK Chair
Caroline Murphy – LGBT Rights Activist
Kate Nash OBE – Kate Nash Associates

UNILEVER – HERO OF THE YEAR

Councillor Rabina Khan – British writer independent politician, councillor for Shadwell
Elvina Yuvakaeva – Chair, Russian Open Games by the Russian LGBT Sports Federation
Robin Elias – Managing Editor/Head of Diversity ITN News
Magnus Bergland – Accessibility Director, Scandic Hotels
Edward Lord O.B.E – Chairman of the ASA Group Board
Rachel Gadsden – Artist
Joan Pons Laplana – Nurse, Care Maker Regional Coordinator for Yorkshire and Humber, NHS Change Day Lead Facilitator for East Midlands
Francesca Martinez – Stand-up comedian and actress


UNITEDHEALTH GROUP – DIVERSITY TEAM OF THE YEAR

NHS Employers
Naval Service Diversity & Inclusion Team
Royal Air Force
BBC Expert Women campaign team
Centro
Philips
Phoenix Project
Clydesdale Bank – Vibrant LGBT Support Network

WE CONNECT – SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR

Elly Barnes – CEO and Founder of ‘Educate and Celebrate’
EqualDiv@Work
IBM
Johnson & Johnson
Cummins
Coming out
The TV program “Karakia”
CareTrade Charitable Trust

For more information about tickets or tables please contact linda@europeandiversityawards.com