Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2019

Posted in : 2019 on 5 April 2019

The winners of the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards 2019 were recently (5 April 2019) announced at a prestigious ceremony in Titanic Belfast.

NOTE: The winners of this year's awards are speaking at a special Winners' Workshop on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at the Titanic Hotel, Belfast. The workshop is FREE to attend, but prior registration is required.

The awards, which are in their third year, provide companies with an opportunity to showcase their commitment to advocating equality and diversity in their organisations.  

Organised by Legal Island, the awards are sponsored by Grafton Recruitment and Jones Cassidy Brett solicitors, and supported by Diversity NI.

Watch the highlights from the night...

Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in NI – Large Organisation (250+ employees)

Sensata collecting award for Best Large Employer for Equality & Diversity in Northern Ireland 2019

Winner: Sensata

This award was sponsored by Jones Cassidy Brett solicitors. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Allen & Overy - Highly Commended
  • Allstate
  • Danske Bank - Highly Commended
  • Enterprise Rent a Car
  • First Trust Bank
  • Sensata - Winner
  • Ulster Bank

Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in NI – Small Organisation (<250 employees)

Action for Children collecting award for Best Small Employer for Equality & Diversity in Northern Ireland 2019

Winner: Action for Children

This award is sponsored by Jones Cassidy Brett solicitors. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Action for Children - Winner
  • Pinsent Masons LLP - Highly Commended

Best Gender Initiative

Gilbert-Ash collecting the award for Best Gender Initiative

Winner: Gilbert-Ash

This award is sponsored by First Trust Bank. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Danske Bank
  • Gilbert-Ash - Winner
  • Northern Ireland Office - Highly Commended
  • Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Sensata
  • Ulster Bank

Best LGBT Initiative

Queen's University Belfast collect the award for Best LGBT Initiative 2019

Winner: Queen's University Belfast

This award is sponsored by Ulster University. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Pinsent Masons LLP - Highly Commended
  • Queen's University Belfast - Winner
  • Ulster Bank

Best Disability Initiative

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust collect the award for Best Disability Initiative 2019

Winner: Belfast Health & Social Care Trust

This award is sponsored by Queen's University Belfast. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust - Winner
  • Habinteg  - Highly Commended
  • Leonard Cheshire
  • South Eastern Regional College

Best Race Initiative

Sensata collect the awards for Best Race Initiative 2019

Winner: Sensata

This award is sponsored by Diversity NI. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Sensata - Winner
  • Queen's University Belfast - Highly Commended

Best Initiative Impacting on Offenders or Ex-Offenders in Northern Ireland

Community Restorative Justice Ireland, NewryArmagh collecting the award for Best Initiative Impacting on Offenders or Ex-Offenders in Northern Ireland

Winner: Community Restorative Justice Ireland Newry/Armagh

This award is in association with People Plus NI. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Community Restorative Justice Ireland Newry/Armagh - Winner
  • Extern - Highly Commended
  • Lyric Theatre - Highly Commended
  • Probation Board for Northern Ireland
  • Prison Arts Foundation

Individual Diversity Champion

Catherine McGinnity collects the award for Individual Diversity Champion 2019

Winner: Catherine McGinnity, Sensata

This award is sponsored by Grafton. Shortlisted organisations include:

  • Multi-Ethnic Sports and Cultures NI – Jahswill Emmanuel - Highly Commended
  • Belfast Health & Social Care Trust – Aisling Curran
  • Queen’s University Belfast – Conor Curran
  • Sensata – Adriana Morvaiova
  • Sensata – Catherine McGinnity - Winner

All photos from the night can be found on our Facebook or Flickr sites.

Sponsored by:

Grafton & Jones Cassidy Brett

 

 

Supported by:

Diversity NI Logo

 

 

Category Sponsors:

 Award Category Sponsors - Gala 2019

 

Media Partner

NI JobFinder logo

 

Venue Partner 

Titanic Belfast

See who won the 2018 NI Equality and Diversity Awards, and watch the video highlights of the awards ceremony.

This article is correct at 05/04/2019
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