December 5th 2023 | The Hurlingham Club, London
TV presenter and diversity champion Sean Fletcher acknowledged and praised inclusive employers as he revealed the winners of the prestigious 2023 Inclusive Awards at the Hurlingham Club on Tuesday December 5, 2023.
Hosted in London for the first time, the Inclusive Awards – organised by Inclusive Companies and sponsored by EON and Emcor UK – is the only awards ceremony that rewards organisations and individuals for harnessing a truly diverse workforce. It recognises the significant efforts of those who have excelled in their commitment to equality and inclusion across all strands of diversity.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital | IT50:23/24 | 26th Most Inclusive Employer
It is with great pleasure to share my thoughts about the experience I had at the Award evening. The Inclusive Awards ceremony was phenomenal and well organised. Everything was just perfect I truly enjoyed the the event. It was very encouraging and inspiring to see so many companies dedicated to promote inclusive and diversity. Those that won awards had amazing stories and words to empower others. It was so exciting to see many companies and individuals winning awards for their hard work and dedication. The Inclusive Awards organisers did a fantastic job. The venue was fab and the food and drinks were amazing. Keep up the good work.
Anna Dilku (she/her/hers) | Co-Chair Aviva Origins | 2023 Outstanding Diversity Network
“I am thrilled that Aviva Origins has been awarded this prestigious accolade, as it means our impact is becoming more visible. Myself and my co-chair, Maiko, have grown this network to be much more than an ‘employee resource group’; we’ve nurtured a Community where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We’re actively influencing stakeholders, exponentially expanding our reach and even effecting policy change – and this award motivates us to keep doing the right thing for the benefit of our colleagues and customers!”
Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE | Founder: www.wintradeglobal.com | 2023 Lifetime Achiever
"I am both profoundly humbled and unexpectedly surprised to be honored at the Inclusive Companies Award. Receiving this recognition from such a prestigious platform holds great meaning to me. A heartfelt thank you to all those who allowed me to be part of your journey whilst mentoring, coaching and supporting you along your way. To Paul Sesay and his dedicated team, my deepest gratitude extends to you and all the sponsors who not only recognize but also fervently support the significance of this event. Your commitment to excellence is truly inspiring. Thank you, and may you continue to excel in your endeavors."
Sophia Ufy Ukor | Founder/CEO, Violet Simon, Diversity Power List
“Today, the media stands as one of society's most influential forces, yet women's stories remain vastly underrepresented, comprising just 0.5% of historical narratives. This is why we work tirelessly to play our role in changing that and help grow into a world where every voice is seen heard and valued including those such as mine and fellow nominees who put in a lot to make a positive difference. Being included in this list is a milestone that continues to fuel my drive towards my mission. It feels good to be seen.”
Sal Naseem | Diversity Power List
"It's a privilege to be honoured and included in the Diversity Power List 23/24. To be seen for trying to do the right thing is such an amazing feeling".
Gavin Neate, CEO/Founder of WelcoMe | Diversity Power List
“I am fully aware of the work I have been doing and the toll it has taken but when you are focussed on delivering your dream you are oblivious as to how others see you. To be nominated and ultimately named on this list of remarkable people has prompted me to look up and around me and to realise that my personal passion for change has been noticed. I am immeasurably proud and humbled to be included. Thank you.”
Jenny Garrett OBE | Trainer, Speaker, Coach | Diversity Power List
"I am deeply honoured to be recognised among such an esteemed group of individuals who are committed to making a difference in the world. This recognition is a testament to the collective efforts of so many people who are working tirelessly to create a more inclusive and equitable society. I am particularly proud of the work that I have done to increase the representation of diverse talent at senior levels and increase the aspirations and well-being of teens. I believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, and I am committed to creating a world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential."
Stephen Bell | Creative Director and Co-Founder of Portrait Positive
Just thought I would send an email to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to you and all your team for doing such a FABULOUS job last night at the Inclusive Awards 2023. WELL DONE and MANY, MANY CONGRATULATIONS. I obviously don't know everyone's individual names, so please thank them all.
I personally really appreciated everything and it was so much fun. I enjoyed every minute profusely. Please keep up all the wonderful work and enjoy both the rest of your Wednesday evening and the remainder of your working work. I look forward to the next event.
Thank you so much once again.