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Equality North East

Awards Deadline Extended! Now 1st August

Closing date for applications for the North East Equality Awards has been extended to Friday 1st August.

Employers and individuals are urged to send in their applications as soon as possible.

In their tenth 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.

Andrea Johnson, Head of Operations 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
• Middlesbrough College
• TUC~unionlearn
• Gateshead Housing Company
• Cestria Housing Company
• Newcastle College
• Tyne & Wear Fire & Rescue Service
• Newcastle Gosforth Park Marriott
• Amacus
• Anna Reay Band

Categories this year are:
• Organisations of over 50 but less than 250 staff
(open to organisations from the Private, Public and VCS)

• Organisations of up to 50 Staff
(open to organisations from the Private, Public and VCS)

• Educational & Training Organisations of up to 50 Staff -
(including work based learning providers)

• Educational & Training Organisations of over 50 Staff
(including universities, colleges, schools and other learning providers)

• Larger Organisations making a difference in the community
(We invite applications from Public and Private sector organisations (all sectors, including retail, manufacturing and construction)

• Individuals Who Have Made a Difference

• Groups Who Have Made a Difference
(VCS groups and work-based groups)TUC Award

• Organisations Supporting Disabled People into Employment

The evening celebration is scheduled to take place at the Gosforth Marriott Hotel on Friday 17th October 2014 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 4399.

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