Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2018

Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2018

The 2nd annual Northern Ireland Equality & Diversity Gala & Awards, sponsored by Diamond Recruitment Group and Jones Cassidy Brett Solicitors, 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

Best employer for Equality & Diversity in NI

  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
  • Clanmil Housing Association
  • Concentrix
  • Deloitte
  • Northern Ireland Office
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Ulster Bank

Best Gender Initiative

  • Belfast City Council
  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Ulster Bank

Best LGBT Initiative

  • Baker McKenzie
  • Belfast City Council
  • First Housing Aid & Support Services
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Queen's University Belfast
  • Ulster Bank

Best Disability Initiative

  • Belfast City Council
  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
  • Habinteg
  • NI Housing Executive
  • NOW Group
  • Queen's University Belfast

Individual Diversity Champion

  • Habinteg – Teresa McDonough
  • North West Migrants Forum (NWMF) – Lilian Seenoi
  • Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service – Adele Davidson
  • Radius Housing Association – Helen Davey

Individual Diversity Champion - Education Sector

  • Queen University Belfast – Professor Tom Millar
  • Queens University Belfast – Professor Yvonne Galligan
  • Ulster University – Dr Philip McDermott 
  • Newbridge College – Anne Anderson 

Why attend the awards ceremony?

  • Mark and reinforce the importance of Equality and Diversity as a business benefit to your organisation
  • Thank key employees for their contribution to the diversity in your workforce
  • Generate positive marketing and PR for your organisation
  • Enjoy a unique style of networking
  • Send a positive message to your employees, highlighting the importance of diversity and includion in your organisation
  • Help your organisation stand out in your industry/sector

Applications for the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2018 are now closed.

How to book a table for the Gala & Awards evening

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.

Sponsored by:

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Media Partner:

NI Jobfinder logo


Venue Partner:

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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


6:30pm - 1:00am


23 March 2018


Titanic Belfast


A table of ten costs £1,200 + VAT
Single seat(s) £120+VAT

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