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23rd May 2017

Shortlist Revealed for enei Awards 2017

enei is delighted to announce today (23 May 2017) the shortlist for the enei Awards 2017. The Awards are enei’s opportunity to nationally recognise the commitment of organisations to achieving diverse and inclusive workplaces and celebrate the teams and individuals who are really making a difference.

An additional 4 Awards will be delivered on the night: Overall Winner Private 2017, Overall Winner Public 2017, Small Employer of the year 2017, and Top Employers for e-quality 2017.

The winners will be announced on 11 July during the Award Ceremony kindly hosted by the Law Society.

The Award categories and the shortlisted organisations are listed below:

Global Diversity – Sponsored by Global Diversity Practice             
  • AIG
  • EY
  • IBM UK
Inclusive Culture – Sponsored by NHS Employers             

Public Sector:

  • Barts Health NHS Trust
  • DVLA
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • The Insolvency Service
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Private Sector:

  • Aimia
  • Freeths LLP
  • Nationwide
  • PageGroup
  • Sodexo
Disability Confident – Sponsored by Department for Transport
  • Civil Service
  • Civil Service Workplace Adjustment Service
  • ClearTalents
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Equal Approach
Representative Workforce         
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Home Office
  • North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Southbank Centre
Equality & Inclusion Senior Champion of the Year             
  • Penelope Warne, Senior Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
  • Debbie Alder, HR Director General, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Seema Bains, Senior Partner,DWF
  • Zoё Rowe, Associate Director of Nursing and Quality, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Janine McDowell, CEO, Justice Services, UK&I, Sodexo
Community Impact – Sponsored by Buzzacott LLP           
  • Aimia
  • Anchor
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wates
Impact Through Innovation – Sponsored by My Family Care
  • HS2
  • Civil Service HR
  • Civil Service
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service
Advancing Social Mobility in the Workplace         
  • Browne Jacobson
  • DWF
  • Freeths
  • Heathrow Airport
  • Skanska
Inclusive Procurement 
  • HS2
  • IBM UK
  • Skanska
  • Wates
Team of the Year – Sponsored by Personnel Today
  • Care Quality Commission
  • HS2
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability
  • Network Rail
  • PageGroup
  • Pinsent Masons LLP
Employee Network Group 2017 – Sponsored by CA Technology

Public Sector:

  • Asian Fire Service Association
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wolverhampton Homes

Private Sector:

  • ITV
  • Standard Life
  • Zurich Insurance



Notes to Editors

  1. The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. It is the only not for profit organisation in the UK supporting employers on all of the Protected Characteristics within the Equality Act 2010. Its members employ over 3.5 million people in the UK.
  2. The enei Awards are an annual celebration of best practice and the achievements of individuals and organisations in achieving diverse and inclusive workplaces. As well as the Award categories enei also presents Awards for the Overall Winners in the public and private sectors, and an Award for Small Employer of the Year. See for more details.
  3. The judging panel for the enei Awards 2017 was comprised of:
  • Denise Keating, chief executive, enei
  • Mario Ambrosi, Head of Corporate Affairs, Anchor
  • Ben Black, Director, My Family Care
  • Paul Deemer, Head of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights, NHS Employers
  • Janet Hill CBE, Programme Director, Civil Service
  • Julie Ashdown OBE, Freelance Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
  • Bar Huberman, Employment Law Editor, XpertHR
  • Sue Johnstone, Former Editor, Equal Opportunities Review
  • Farrah Qureshi, CEO, Global Diversity Practice

For further information please contact:

Ben Budd Tel: 020 7922 7958 E: