Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2020

Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2020

In light of government recommendations, with regards to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until Friday 4th September 2020.

The 4th annual Northern Ireland Equality & Diversity Gala & Awards, sponsored by Jones Cassidy Brett Solicitors and AIB, is a unique event providing the opportunity for employers in Northern Ireland to celebrate equality and diversity in the workplace, and recognise those who advocate and drive diversity within their organisations.

The evening will showcase the advantages of equality and diversity to employers and the wider community, celebrating success stories of individuals, groups and employers.

What does diversity mean to you?

Entertainment Announced

Lost Voice Guy

We’re delighted to announce that Britain’s Got Talent 2018 winner Lost Voice Guy will perform at the Northern Ireland Equality & Diversity Awards evening on Friday 4th September 2020.

Newcastle funnyman, Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy, whose cerebral palsy affects his ability to speak, is the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. Right from the start of the ITV competition, Lost Voice Guy impressed and entertained with his comedy routines, spoken entirely through an iPad app!

Shortlisted Organisations

NEW CATEGORY! Best Age Initiative (Sponsored by DWF (NI) LLP)
• Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership

NEW CATEGORY! Best First Initiative (Sponsored by Sensata Technologies)
• Fathom
• Hutchinson Care Homes
• Property Link NI
• Vital Nutrition

Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in NI - SME (<250 employees) (Sponsored by Jones Cassidy Brett)
• Herbert Smith Freehills
• Gilbert-Ash

Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in NI - Large Company (250+ employees (Sponsored by Jones Cassidy Brett)
• Bank of Ireland
• Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
• Danske Bank
• Sensata Technologies

Best Gender Initiative (Sponsored by AIB)
• A&L Goodbody
• Gilbert – Ash

Best LGBT Initiative (sponsorship opportunity available)
• Belfast Security Lab of IBM UK Ltd.
• Choice Housing Ireland Limited
• Danske Bank
• Herbert Smith Freehills
• Heron Bros

Best Disability Initiative (Sponsored by Cedar Foundation)
• Habinteg
• Danske Bank

Best Race Initiative (Sponsored by Diversity NI)
• Sensata Technologies
• Queen's University Belfast
• Northern Health & Social Care Trust
• Gilbert – Ash

Individual Diversity Champion (Sponsored by CIPD)
• Adriana Morvaiova (Sensata Technologies)
• Louise McGeady (Opal People Solutions)
• Paul Gillen (Pinsent Masons LLP)
• Donna Feehan (Danske Bank)
• Anna Bradley (Expleo Group)
• Maciek Bator (For Your Freedom & Ours)
• Alison Kerr & the late Louise Beckett (Belfast HSC Trust)

Interested in sponsoring an award? Contact Glen Bell for more information on the benefits you'll receive (

When and where?
6:30pm - late on Friday 4th September 2020
Titanic Belfast

It is free to enter the awards.

The cost of one table (ten places) is £1,200 + VAT. 

To book a table, please click the green 'Book your place at this event now' button at the bottom of this page.

Single Seats are also available at £120+VAT. To book a single seat please fill out the form on the right-hand side of the page.

For a report on last year’s winners and shortlisted organisations, along with video highlights from the evening, check out our NI Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2019 page

Sponsored by:

AIB and Jones Cassidy Brett logos




Supported by:

Diversity NI logo



Category Sponsors Include:

NI Diversity Awards 2020 - Category Sponsor Logos




Media Partner

NIJobfinder logo



Venue Partner

Titanic Belfast Logo





 Watch the video highlights reel from last year:

Northern Ireland Diversity Award Winners 2019



Event details


6:30pm - 1:00am


04 September 2020


Titanic Belfast


A table of 10 is £1200 + VAT.

Individual seats are priced at £120 + VAT.

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