Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2020

Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 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.

Application Packs

Below are links to the application form for each award category, plus a link to the terms and conditions of entry. Please click the relevant link below to access the application form for the award(s) you wish to enter:

  • NEW CATEGORY! Best Age Initiative (Sponsored by DWF (NI) LLP)
  • NEW CATEGORY! Best First Initiative (Sponsored by Sensata Technologies)
  • Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in NI - SME (<250 employees) (Sponsored by Jones Cassidy Brett)
  • Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in NI - Large Company (250+ employees (Sponsored by Jones Cassidy Brett)
  • Best Gender Initiative (Sponsored by AIB)
  • Best LGBT Initiative (sponsorship opportunity available)
  • Best Disability Initiative (Sponsored by Cedar Foundation)
  • Best Race Initiative (Sponsored by Diversity NI)
  • Individual Diversity Champion (Sponsored by CIPD)

Application packs must be completed and returned to by noon on Thursday 12th December 2019.​

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

Click here to download the Terms & Conditions
Click here to download the Terms & Conditions for the Individual Diversity Champion Award

You’ll see a number of really exciting award categories which will give organisations the opportunity to be recognised for the great work they are doing across many aspects of diversity.

How to download application packNote: The 'Download the application pack' links bring you to the Dropbox website.
If you are unable to download the application pack in this way due to IT restrictions (or any other issues), please email (please include the name of the award(s) you'd like to apply for) and we'll send you the application pack as an email attachment.

Why enter for these awards?

  • Mark the impact Equality and Diversity has had on your organisation
  • Thank key employees for their outstanding work
  • Generate positive marketing and PR for your organisation
  • Enjoy a unique style of networking
  • Send a positive message to potential employees
  • Help your organisation stand out in your industry/sector
  • Reinforce your Equality and Diversity message

When and where?
6:30pm - late on Friday 3rd April 2020
Titanic Belfast

It is free to enter the awards.

The cost of one table (ten places) is £1,000 + VAT until 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020 and £1,200 + VAT thereafter. 

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




 Watch the video highlights reel from last year:

Northern Ireland Diversity Award Winners 2019

Early Bird Offer

Save up to £200

Event details


6:30pm - 1:00am


03 April 2020


Titanic Belfast


A table of 10 is £1000 + VAT until 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020 and £1200 + VAT thereafter.

Individual seats are priced at £120 + VAT.

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