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Diversity UK honours race equality pioneers

Diversity UK yesterday honoured two race equality pioneers, Simon Woolley, Director of OBV and entrepreneur Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Mr Woolley was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for this work on race equality and inclusion at Operation Black Vote and Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his championship of inclusive entrepreneurship,… Read More »

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Shafi Ahmed named Top Asian in UK Tech 2017

Surgeon and VR evangelist Professor Shafi Ahmed was last night (6th June 2017) honoured with the Chairman’s Award at the launch of the official list of the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech 2017. He was presented the award by HRH The Duke of York, who established the Pitch@Palace entrepreneurship competition to help tech businesses scale-up globally,… Read More »

Slave trade artist wins the Turner Prize 2017

Lubaina Hamid was announced as the winner of the Turner Prize 2017 last night (5th December 2017) in Hull, making her the first black woman artist to have won the accolade. She fought off competition from Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner and Rosalind Nashashibi to clinch the prize. The 63-year-old Zanzibar-born, Preston-based artist won the £25,000 prize for work… Read More »

NHS seeks feedback from BME cancer patients

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens today issued an appeal for more black and ethnic minority (BME) patients to help improve cancer care by sharing their experiences. The annual National Cancer Patient Experience Survey shows that BME people who respond to the surveys, report a poorer experience of cancer care compared to white British patients. Speaking at the… Read More »

Royal Society Diversity Conference 2017

This fifth annual Royal Society Diversity Conference, focusing on ‘confidence and competence’ took place on Thursday 16th November 2017. Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, gave a welcome address at the conference, in which he urged greater efforts to identify barriers to inclusivity and to breaking down those barriers. He said; “unless we can ensure that… Read More »

Pink Sky Academy launched during GEW 2017

The Pink Shoe Club, a networking club for leading women in Britain, launched the Pink Sky Academy during Global Entrepreneurship Week at the House of Lords on 15th November 2017. Hosted  by The Earl of Erroll, the Pink Shoe Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2017 event highlighted the importance of innovation and the contribution growing businesses make in driving… Read More »

Charities must do more to promote diversity

New research involving around 3,500 trustees shows boards are not reflective of the communities charities serve, with men outnumbering women two to one. It recommends that charities do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and people from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds. The report was commissioned by the Office… Read More »