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Equality North East

Deadline Extended! Now 27th July

Closing date for applications for the North East Equality Awards has been extended to Friday 27th July
Employers and individuals are urged to send in their applications as soon as possible.

In their ninth 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. Last year’s glittering ceremony was held at the Gosforth Marriott and was attended by over 300 employers, employees and equality champions.

Case studies from last year’s awards can be seen on the Equality North East website.

Liz Reay, Chief Executive of Equality North East, the regional equality organisation behind the Awards, said: “In these difficult economic times it can be easy for employers to put equality on the ‘back burner’. However, it has never been more important to celebrate good equality and diversity practices so we can all learn how this leads to real business benefits. Wise employers know that being fair and pro-active leads to getting the right people for the job, a motivated and loyal workforce and success with those important public sector contracts’’.

Equality North East would like to thank this year’s sponsors who include:

  • Gateshead College
    Cestria Housing
    GENTOO
    Learning and Skills Improvement Service
    Sunderland City College
    South Tyneside Homes
    Gateshead Housing
    Homes for Northumberland
    The Strategic Health Authority
    Tyne and Wear Fire Service
    Marriott Hotels

The closing date for this year’s awards is Friday 27th July 2012 and the categories this year are:

  • Employers of Between 51 & 250 Staff
  • Employers of Up To 50 Staff
  • Learning Providers of up to 50 Staff
  • Colleges & Learning Providers of Over 50 Staff
  • Outstanding Contribution by a Larger Organisation
  • Individuals Who Have Made a Difference
  • Equality and Diversity in the Housing Sector up to 50 staff
  • Equality and Diversity in the Housing Sector up to 250 staff
  • Practicing Excellence in Housing Sector Organisations
  • Organisations Supporting Disabled People in Employment
  • The evening celebration is scheduled to take place at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel on Friday 19th October 2012 and applicants can apply online.

    Equality North East will be happy to support people with their applications.

    Please see the Equality North East website for further information or ring 0191 426 4397 or 4398.

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