Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2018

Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2018

The 2nd annual Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards, sponsored by Diamond Recruitment Group, is a unique and fabulous 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 inaugural event earlier this year was a huge success. A capacity crowd at Belfast City Hall enjoyed a wonderful night of celebration, networking, music and dance.

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

The Legal-Island Equality and Diversity Awards 2018

This year, the awards will recognise the:

  • Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in NI
  • Best Gender Initiative
  • Best LGBT Initiative
  • Best Disability Initiative
  • Individual Diversity Champion

Why apply 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

Download an Application Pack

Applications for the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards 2018 are free of charge.  Simply download and complete an application form, agree to the terms and conditions and submit your entry by 12 noon on Wednesday 6 December 2017.

Please click the relevant link below to access the application form for the award(s) you wish to enter:

Click here to download the Terms & Conditions

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

If you have any difficulties when downloading the application forms, please email

Judging Process

All valid applications will be read, scored, shortlisted and notified of results by Monday 8th January 2018. Each shortlisted entry may be invited to meet with the judging panel for an interview on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

How to book a table for the Gala & Awards evening

The cost of one table (ten places) is £1,200 + VAT. An early bird discount of £200 will apply to all tables booked by 5pm on 19th January 2018. To book a table, please click the green 'Book your place at this event now' button at the bottom of this page.

Sponsored by:

Diamond Recruitment Group logo



Media Partner:

NI Jobfinder logo



Venue Partner:

Titanic Belfast logo





For a report on last year’s winners and shortlisted organisations, along with video highlights from the evening, is available on our NI Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2017 page.

Event details




23 March 2018


Titanic Belfast


A table of ten costs £1000 + VAT until Friday 19th January 2018, £1,200 + VAT thereafter.