Category Archives: Black and Minority Ethnic

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 »

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 »

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 »

Green Park BAME 100 2017 index launched

Green Park released the second annual BAME 100 Board Talent Index (2017) to celebrate the achievements of Britain’s ethnic minority leadership community. The index showcases BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) leaders, who have succeeded in the UK despite minorities remaining underrepresented in both Government and business. he Index is designed to complement the recommendations of The Parker… Read More »

Recommendations of the Parker Review published

The Parker Review Committee, led by Sir John Parker, published its Final Report urging business leaders to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of UK Boards to better reflect their employee base and the communities they serve. The report sets out achievable objectives and timescales to encourage greater diversity, and provides practical tools to support Board members of… Read More »

PM launches Race Disparity Audit results

The Prime Minister will challenge society to “explain or change” disparities in how people from different backgrounds are treated, as the government publishes the findings of a ground breaking audit of public services. Launching the new ‘Ethnicity Facts and Figures’ website today (Tuesday 10th October 2017), Theresa May hosted a discussion round the Cabinet Table involving key stakeholders… Read More »

Mayor calls on Ofcom to address lack of diversity

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on broadcasting regulator Ofcom to adopt new measures to improve the current lack of diversity in the UK’s broadcasting industry. In a letter to Sharon White, Chief Executive of broadcasting regulator Ofcom, Sadiq Khan sets out proposals to ensure better BAME diversity both on and off-screen. Chief Executive of Ofcom… Read More »

Diversity of UK television industry revealed

Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, published on 15th September 2017 uncovers the diversity challenge facing the TV industry.  The Ofcom study finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry and that broadcasters need to widen the range of talent working on and off screen. Too many people from minority… Read More »