The sponsorship will see Able provide unparalleled coverage of the awards across its whole online and print portfolio.
The UK’s Largest Diversity Awards in association with Microsoft, honours the outstanding achievements of those from grass-roots communities who have contributed to creating a more diverse and inclusive society.
Leeds will play host to the awards, which recognises the rich tapestry of our nation, and some of its most inspiring individuals and groups. Britain’s favourite disability lifestyle publication is thrilled to work in conjunction with the prestigious black tie event.
Able Editor Tom Jamison said, “The National Diversity Awards mirror our own commitment to showcasing the abilities, talents and determination of disabled people. We’re thrilled to be involved with the Awards and wish all of the nominees the best of luck.”
Founder of The National Diversity Awards Paul Sesay commented: ‘We’re delighted to be working with Able Magazine to celebrate the diversity that makes Britain great’
TV personality Brian Dowling will take to the stage once again to present the evening, along with British actress Cerrie Burnell.
Cerrie stated her excitement for hosting the event; ‘I am absolutely delighted to be hosting the National Diversity awards. It's going to be an amazing evening with a touch of glamour and a lot of excitement’.
‘Championing diversity and embracing our differences, is the only way to build peaceful, inclusive communities. These awards are an opportunity to reward all the fantastic individuals, teams and companies, who are leading by example and making change possible’.
The celebrity guest list is expanding with Paralympic patrons Claire Harvey, Peter Norfolk and Jody Cundy attending the evening.
Amongst last year’s winners was disabled internet entrepreneur Mark Esho, whizz-kidz ambassador Liam Mackin, and non for profit organisation Disability Online.
The awards take place 20 September at The Queens Hotel in Leeds, UK. This year’s shortlist will be announced August 5th.
The National Diversity Awards Aims:
The promotion of Equality and Diversity
To create role-models from all sections of Society
The elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age
- Celebrate the achievements of people, community/charitable organisations and companies that strive for a more inclusive society