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enei Awards 2018

Croydon Council and ISS UK and Ireland were applauded for their equality and inclusion policies at the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) Awards 2018 which took place at The Law Society, London on 10 July. 

Awarded the top honours of ‘Overall Winner 2018 – Public Sector and Private Sector’ respectively, the two organisations celebrated their achievements alongside Freeths LLP which was named ‘Small Employer of the Year 2018’. ISS won the Inclusive Culture (Private Sector) Award this year with an outstanding entry describing how building an inclusive work environment was a natural response to their highly diverse workforce. Croydon Council were winners in the Apprenticeship category, Highly Commended in the Employee Network Group of the Year category and shortlisted for the Impact through Innovation Award.  Freeths were recognised for their outstanding achievements on the social inclusion agenda and also took home the Advancing Social Mobility in the Workplace Award.

Read the Awards Brochure here for the full story!

This year enei launched its new TIDE benchmark, with five organisations meeting Gold Standard: HS2, Department for International Development, Pernod Ricard, DWF LLP and Ministry of Justice.

Gurdeep Singh from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs was presented with a Personal Achievement Award, in recognition of how he has overcome major illness to breakdown barriers for others.

Accolades were granted to 19 organisations in 15 categories, with winners having to demonstrate a clear response to a specific challenge, definitive and measurable outcomes and evidence of significant impact.  The awards acknowledged and celebrated those with a commitment to good practice above and beyond legal compliance and innovative approaches that will inspire other employers.  A further 11 organisations were Highly Commended for their work.

The press release can be found here

 


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The Winners:


 

Overall Winner - Private Sector – Sponsored by Heathrow

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ISS UK and Ireland

 


 

Overall Winner - Public Sector – Supported by NHS Employers

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Croydon Council

 


 

Small Employer of the Year

   

Freeths LLP

 


 

Global Diversity – Sponsored by Global Diversity Practice

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Winner - Sage Group

 


 

Inclusive Culture – Supported by NHS Employers

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Winner - Public Sector - Department for Work and Pensions

Winner - Private Sector - ISS UK and Ireland

 


 

Advancing Social Mobility in the Workplace

   

Winner - Public Sector - Ministry of Justice

Winner - Private Sector - Freeths

 


 

Disability Confident - Sponsored by Department for Transport

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Winner - AXA

Highly Commended - BAE Systems, Air Sector

 


 

Pay Gap

   

Winner - Environment Agency

Highly Commended - PwC

 


 

Team of the Year – Sponsored by Personnel Today

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Winner - HMRC

Highly Commended - HS2

 


 

Employee Network Group 2018 – Sponsored by CA Technologies

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Winner - Public Sector - Positive Action Group at the Department for Transport

Winner - Private Sector - UK Eagle at IBM UK

Highly Commended - Croydon Council

 


 

Personal Achievement

   

Winner - Gurdeep Singh, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Highly Commended - Amelie Beedham, AWE

 


 

Impact Through Innovation – Sponsored by My Family Care

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Winner - City of Glasgow College

Highly Commended - Princess Alice Hospice

 


 

Agile Working

   

Winner - Bristows

Highly Commended - DWF LLP

 


 

Apprenticeships – Sponsored by HM Land Registry

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Winner - Croydon Council

Highly Commended - University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

 


 

Inclusive Procurement

   

Winner - HS2

Highly Commended - IBM UK

 


 

Representative Workforce - Sponsored by Qlearsite

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Winner - Home Office

Highly Commended - Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

 


 

Equality & Inclusion Senior Champion of the Year - Sponsored by Qlearsite

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Winner - Sam Daly, Jacobs

Highly Commended - Claire Parker, T-Systems

 


 

Community Impact – Sponsored by Buzzacott LLP

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Joint Winner - Clarion Housing Group

Joint Winner - Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust