Huddersfield New College
HNC: A Leader in Diversity!

15 March 2017

Huddersfield New College has been shortlisted for a series of awards at a Grand Awards Evening organised by the National Centre for Diversity.

Angela Williams, Principal, has been shortlisted for both Principal and CEO of the Year.

Erika Montgomery, Equality and Diversity Manager, has been shortlisted for the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead of the Year.

Angela Dalgleish, College receptionist, has been shortlisted for the EDI Initiative of the Year.

And finally, Zoe Shackleton is on the shortlist for EDI Employee of the Year.

The College is also in the running for having the EDI Steering Group of the Year.

The College is no stranger to National Centre for Diversity awards. In November 2016, the College won four awards: UK Further Education Provider of the Year, the Most Improved Provider of the Year, the Yorkshire and Humber Further Education Provider of the Year and Further Education Sector Employee of the Year.

Commenting on what it means to be nominated for so many awards, Zoe Shackleton, the College’s senior lead for EDI said “At Huddersfield New College, we are immensely proud of the work we do in relation to embedding and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and the awards for which both my colleagues and I have been short-listed reflect our collective commitment to ensuring fairness for all.  It’s an amazing honour to receive external recognition of our work.”

The award ceremony will be held at the Queen’s hotel in Leeds this Thursday (16th March).

The National Centre for Diversity aims to advance fairness for all in the workplace by helping organisations to embed best Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices. The awards are their way of recognising national leaders of EDI.


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