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Weightmans nominated for the UK’s largest Diversity Awards

National law firm Weightmans has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company of the Year at The National Diversity Awards 2020.

National law firm Weightmans has been shortlisted for the Diverse Company of the Year at The National Diversity Awards 2020.

A record-breaking 64,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 126 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide.

Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 26th February 2021 to witness the 2020 winners being crowned the best of British diversity.

Amongst those being honoured are charities, campaigners and activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice and discrimination in very different ways.

Helen Taylor, HR Director at Weightmans said:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award after being nominated by Angels of Freedom, whom we work closely with on our diversity and inclusion initiatives. At Weightmans, we are passionate about diversity and we have worked hard to create an inclusive environment for all our colleagues which is , underpinned by our core values of radical transparency, teamwork & respect and enterprise. The people of Weightmans make us who we are, and we are pleased to be able to support them as we work towards equality in the firm and wider legal sector.”

Rachel Corp, Acting Editor, ITV News said:

“We are pleased that ITV News will once again be supporting the National Diversity Awards. ITV News remains committed to telling the stories of those, who through their work and dedication to helping others have made a difference; enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our society. We look forward to introducing the 2020 nominees to our viewers across the regions and nation.”

Designed to highlight the country's most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA's continue to gain endorsements from high profile figures such as Sir Lenny Henry CBE and Graham Norton. Activist Katie Piper, Presenters Alex Brooker & Ade Adepitan MBE and Emmerdale star Ash Palmisciano were on this year’s judging panel, dedicating their time to help choose the highly anticipated shortlist.

Previous winners include actor Warwick Davis, men’s mental health charity Andys Man Club and reformed breast cancer survivor Codilia Gapare.

Paul Sesay, Founder and CEO of the National Diversity Awards added:

“During difficult and challenging times, it is now more important than ever to recognise our countries true role models. The nation has embraced the diversity of our country and exceeded every other year by submitting a record breaking 64,000 nominations and votes. Let me reiterate that creating this shortlist was no easy task. The profound impact made by all our nominees is astonishing, and I feel personally encouraged to know that so many lives are being changed for the better due to the many causes being championed by all of you.  After weeks of deliberating and thousands of heartfelt testimonials later, I am delighted to finally present to you the best of British Diversity. Congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees, it is an honour to recognise your fearlessness, resilience and humanitarian efforts with the rest of the world. Let’s continue the fight for justice, unity and equality for all.”

To view a full list of nominees please visit www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/shortlist

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