What do Mo Farah, Maya Jama, Vincent Kompany, Beth Mead, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kirklees Council all have in common? They’ve all been shortlisted for a European Diversity Award!

For the second year in a row, Kirklees Council have been shortlisted at the European Diversity Awards for their outstanding work on inclusion and diversity.

They have been shortlisted in three categories, they are;
–          Social Mobility Initiative of the Year – Project Search Scheme
–          Hero of the Year – Linda Johnson (pictured above)
–          Outstanding Employee Network of Year – BAME Employee Network
Big names such as Beth Mead, Mo Farah, Maya Jama, Oleksander Zinchenko, and Vincent Kompany have all been shortlisted in the ‘Media Diversity Champion of the Year’ category. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on Friday November 11.

Clr Shabir Pandor

Clr Shabir Pandor, leader of Kirklees Council, said: “I’m incredibly proud to see our projects and colleagues shortlisted in three different categories at this year’s awards ceremony.

“Project Search, our BAME Employee Network, and Linda Johnson, have all had such a significant impact on our Kirklees communities and colleagues, so I’m glad to see them being recognised for their hard work.

“As an organisation we’ve always been honest with ourselves that we have much more progress to make on our inclusion and diversity agenda. But being recognised on this international stage is evidence that we are heading in the right direction.”

You can view the full shortlisting on the European Diversity Awards website.

Images by: Mark Flynn Photography