Following on from the College achieving Level 3 Leader in Diversity Status in 2015, we are delighted to announce that Huddersfield New College has been nominated for both the Principal of the Year and the EDI Lead of the Year awards at the NCFD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Grand Awards.

In January 2016, guests from a broad range of sectors will be gathering at the International Convention Centre in central Birmingham to celebrate the many EDI achievements of some of the largest organisations in the UK.

Nominees were shortlisted and announced on the National Centre for Diversity website on the 7th January 2016, with the winners being announced on the night. The NCFD Grand Awards will be held on the 20th January 2016, at The ICC Birmingham with the evening commencing from 7pm until late.

Samantha Daley, Huddersfield New College's Marketing Manager, said “Having achieved the Level 3 Leaders in Diversity Award in early 2015, the college is delighted to have been nominated in the categories for EDI Lead and Principal of the Year at the upcoming EDI Grand Awards.  These nominations are testament to the commitment of the College and its Senior Leadership Team to uphold the values of equality, diversity and inclusion, which underpin the College's mission and values."

With many inspirational organisations and individuals being recognised for their equality, diversity and inclusion work, excitement levels are building, and the event promises to start the New Year with a bang.

The NCFD Grand Awards has garnered support from major UK organisations, including two headline sponsors, Amey and NG Bailey. Other sponsors include the National Open College Network, Yorkshire Coast Homes, Association of Teachers and Lecturers, and Equal Approach.

Chief Executive of the National Centre for Diversity, Solat Chaudhry, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all the excellent equality, diversity and inclusion work which has been achieved throughout 2015. We extend a warm invitation to organisations across the country to join us and celebrate not only their successes but also the importance of equality, diversity, inclusion in the UK.

The National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 index will showcase the hard-work and successes that have been achieved by the many outstanding organisations it works with; whilst the Individual Awards are designed to recognise exceptional individuals.

To find out more about the National Centre for Diversity please visit their website at www.nationalcentrefordiversity.com, email admin@iiduk.org or call 0113 388 0145.                                                                   

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