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London: 26th May 2015

 

African & Caribbean Diversity has been nominated for a 2015 National Diversity Award.

The National Diversity Awards  is a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass- root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.10302160_10152871528848270_6900966504519982411_n

The National Diversity Awards will be held at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, September 18th 2015 where there are several award categories including Positive Role Model and Community Organisation Awards, which will be split into five categories including race & religion/faith, age, disability, gender and LGBT. Other awards include the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award, Diverse Company of the Year Award and Lifetime Achiever Award.

 

 

Since 2003, ACD has been working to close the education gap for black British youth and propel them in to further and higher education and successful careers.

If you’ve benefited from African & Caribbean Diversity’s mentoring and enrichment scheme, let your vote be heard.

 

 

You can cast your vote here:

Vote – African & Caribbean Diversity (Community Organisation Award – Race/Faith/Religion)

 

Nominations close: 23rd June 2015

 

 

 

London, 19 June 2014

African & Caribbean Diversity was commended for its Commitment to the Communityat the London Business Awards on Tuesday, 17th June 2014. The London Business Awards are organised by Prospects Business Support, part of the Prospects Group which provides a wide range of education, employment and training services in the UK and internationally.

More than 330 guests attended the ceremony and gala dinner, held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, to hear the winners of each of the 11 categories, along with the overall London Business of the Year 2014, announced. Entertainment was provided by LED Drummers. African & Caribbean Diversity was one of the shortlisted companies selected by an independent judging panel made up of industry and business experts.

Brenda King, Chief Executive said: “We are honoured to be commended for our efforts to raise aspirations and nurture the talent of African and Caribbean pupils from state schools into highly selective universities and the professions. This truly adds to the 10th anniversary celebration of our programme.”

Rose Saunders, Head of Prospects Business Support said: “Congratulations to everyone involved. The judges were blown away by the standard of entries. Although not everyone could win, it proved that there are so many fantastic companies in the capital. For this reason, I am convinced that the London Business Awards will become even bigger in the coming years.”

The full list of winners can be found on the Prospects Business Awards website.

About London Business Awards

The London Business Awards are organised by Prospects Business Support,part of the Prospects Group which is a dynamic and enterprising organisation providing a wide range of education, employment and training services in the UK and internationally. The Awards celebrate the many dynamic and innovative businesses in London. Magic 105.4 is the media partner for the London Business Awards 2014.

For more information please visit: www.lbawards.co.uk

 

 

Charity to compete in Developing Talent Category 

 

London, 5 June 2014: African & Caribbean Diversity (ACDiversity) has been shortlisted for the Developing Talent Award in the Race for Opportunity Awards 2014, in recognition of its commitment to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) progression in the workplace. Race for Opportunity is the race equality campaign from Business in the Community.

ACDiversity will also receive a Business in the Community Big Tick, which is recognised as a leading endorsement of responsible business and is awarded to entries demonstrating significant achievement in tackling key social or environmental issues. Shortlisted companies are invited to present their programme to a select group of senior business peers, with a chance to be named overall winner in their award category.

RfO_Big Tick_2014_colour_textACDiversity achieved the shortlist and Big Tick in the Developing Talent Award for its Mentoring and Enrichment programme, which has been narrowing the achievement gap of black British youth within government statistics by connecting volunteer mentors from multinational firms with pupils with African and Caribbean heritage from London’s state schools.

Commenting, Brenda King MBE, Chief Executive of ACDiversity said, “We are excited to be shortlisted for this award. It is an honour for us and our corporate partners to be recognised for our contribution to nurturing talent into highly selective universities and the professions. This truly adds to the 10th anniversary celebration of our programme.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race for Opportunity Director, Business in the Community, said: “It is crucial that businesses publicly demonstrate their leadership on equal BAME progression in the workplace, and how to create real change that benefits a BAME workforce and organisations as a whole. I congratulate ACDiversity on being shortlisted for a 2014 Race for Opportunity Award and achieving a Big Tick for their commitment to race equality. The standard of entries was incredibly high once again this year, and they should be very proud of their success in reaching this stage.”

This year’s winners will be announced at the Race for Opportunity Awards Dinner on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 at the Hilton, London, where seven award categories recognise public and private sector organisations that have put race equality at the centre of their business agendas and are committed to creating inclusive workplaces.

A full list of the shortlisted organisations in each of the seven categories is available on the Race for Opportunity website: Race For Opportunity Shortlist.

London 29 May 2014: African & Caribbean Diversity has been awarded £10,000 from The Big Lottery Fund to launch a Professional Development Programme from 2014 -2015.

The funding will provide transitional training for ACD students and Alumni who are moving from higher education into employment. This will provide those who participate with the opportunity to improve their skills and remove barriers to employment.

The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.

The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK.

ACDiversity is very excited about this award and hopes that through this funding the Charity will to continue to promote and facilitate the recruitment, development, and advancement of black people in all sectors.

View the full list of Big Lottery Fund awards announced in London here

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