The people, businesses and organisations that have excelled in promoting equality and diversity across Europe were honoured at the fourth European Diversity Awards in London last week.
The prestigious awards show, headline sponsored by Barclays, took place at the Natural History Museum in front of over six hundred guests.
Fifteen awards were handed out by BBC newsreader Jane Hill who hosted the glittering event.
The official 2014 European Diversity Award winners were:
Unilever Hero of the Year: Councillor Rabina Khan (Independent Tower Hamlets Councillor & community worker)Barclays Campaigner of the Year: Igor Kochetkov (Chairman, Russian LGBT network)Community Project of the Year: West End Women’s and Girl’s CentreRoyal Air Force Diversity Champion of the Year: Aongus Hegarty(President Europe, Middle East & Africa) DELLHerbert Smith Freehills Journalist of the Year: Evan Davis / Ade Adepitan (joint winner)Most Inclusive Employer of the Year: NestleAbercrombie & Fitch Marketing Campaign of the Year: BarclaysNestle Company of the Year: Royal Air ForceHSBC Outstanding Employee Network Group: Diversability Support Network (Novartis)Societe Generale Charity of the Year: Caretrade Charitable TrustSwiss RE Inspirational Role Model of the Year: Sophie WardUnited Health Group Diversity Team of the Year: BBC Expert Women Campaign TeamWE Connect Supplier Diversity Programme of the Year: IBMGlobal Diversity Award: Sylvia Ann Hewlett (economist, author and expert on gender and workplace issues)Lifetime Achievement Award: April Ashley MBE
The official 2013 European Diversity Award winners were:
BNP Paribas Hero of the Year – Claire Harvey, Youth Sport Trust
HIGHLY COMMENDED Mitch Winehouse
Google Outstanding use of technology – Starting Blocks App
HIGHLY COMMENDED SMILE – Social Media in Learning and Education
Herbert Smith Freehills Journalist of the Year – BBC School Report
HIGHLY COMMENDED Mary O’hara
EY Inspirational Role Model of the Year – Jean-Jacques Henchoz, Swiss Re
HIGHLY COMMENDED Asif Iqbal MBE
Opportunities for Women Outstanding Employee Network Group – American Express – Women’s Interest Network
HIGHLY COMMENDED Standard Life – Women’s Development Network
Unite the Union Community Project of the Year – Urban Synergy
HIGHLY COMMENDED Equality and Diversity Team Scottish Prison Service
UnitedHealth Group Diversity Team of the Year – Coca-Cola Enterprises
HIGHLY COMMENDED BNP Paribas
EmployAbility Innovator of the Year – Suki Sandhu – OUTstanding In Business
HIGHLY COMMENDED Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer
Newlon Housing Trust Marketing Campaign of the Year – Stonewall
HIGHLY COMMENDED Barclays
Barclays Campaigner of the Year – Wing Commander Mark Abrahams MBE – Royal Air Force
HIGHLY COMMENDED Maxie Hayles
Societe Generale Charity of the Year – Amy Winehouse Foundation
Unilever Company of the Year – Nestlé S.A.
HIGHLY COMMENDED Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Abercrombie & Fitch Diversity Champion of the Year – Antonio Simoes – HSBC
HIGHLY COMMENDED Margot Slattery Sodexo
RBS Lifetime Achievement award – Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin