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2011 North East Equality Awards Announces Finalists

Equality North East is proud to announce the finalists in all nine categories of 2011 North East Equality Awards. The finalists were chosen from a wide range of public, private and thirds sectors organisations shortlisted for their efforts in promoting Equality and Diversity in the workplace.

In their eighth year, the Awards have become a significant fixture on the North East business calendar, highlighting and celebrating the good equality practice being carried out regionally.

The winners will be revealed at a glittering Awards ceremony on Friday 21st October at the Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel.

Liz Reay, Chief Executive of Equality North East, the regional equality organisation behind the Awards, said:

‘Once again we had a record breaking number of applications and the standard is getting higher every year. Despite cuts and economic uncertainty employers are still seeing the benefits of good equality practice and are going to impressive lengths to embed fairness into their organisations. This can only be good for individuals, employers and the region as a whole. I would like to congratulate all of the finalists who have done particularly well as competition has never been harder and my commiserations to those who did not get through this year, I do hope you will try again next year.’

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the independent judging panel for their hard work and of course our sponsors for making all of this possible. I look forward to seeing you all at the event’.

Categories, Sponsors and Shortlisted applicants
Employers of Up to 50 Staff
Sponsored by Newcastle UXL

• On Medical Ltd
• Jet ((Jobs, Education and Training)
• Key Enterprises
• Bliss Ability

Employers of Between 51 and 250 Staff
Sponsored by Equality North East
• NECC (North East Chamber of Commerce)
• Cestria Community Housing Association Ltd
• Norcare Ltd
• MPH Group
• NECA (North East Council on Addictions)

Learning Providers Up to 50 Staff
Sponsored by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service, Bishop Auckland College, Sunderland City College

• Tyne North Training
• Access Training Centres
• S&D Training Ltd

Colleges & Learning Providers with Over 50 Staff
Sponsored by Equality Champions

• Zodiac Training
• Middlesbrough College
• Darlington College
• East Durham College

Outstanding Contribution by a Larger Organisation
Sponsored by Barbour

• Home Group
• East Durham College
• DISC (Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community)
• Cestria Community Housing Association Ltd

Individuals Who Have Made a Difference
Sponsored by Cestria Community Housing Association Ltd

• Rachel Beadle
• Anthony Lowes
• Louise Pybus
• Andrea Scollen

Equality and Diversity in the Housing Sector
Sponsored by North East ALMOs (East Durham Homes, Dale & Valley Homes, The Gateshead Housing Company, Homes for Northumberland, South Tyneside Homes and Your Homes Newcastle)

Employers of Up to 50 Staff

• South Tyneside Homes Independent Disability Forum
• Milbank Architects
• Tony Ross Ceramic Tiling
• Woodholmes

Employers Over 50 Staff

• Warmseal
• Ho’ton Heating

Outstanding Practice
Sponsored by Working Links

• DISC (Developing Initiatives for Support in the Community)
• Alison Miller & Claire Lawson
• Milbank Architects
• The Cyrenians
• Ken Mortimer & Lucy Malarkey
• Newcastle UXL
• Sarah Jay & Tracy Loynes

Other Sponsors:
The Home Group
Gosforth Marriott Hotel

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September 14, 2011

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