Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2017

Posted in : 2017 on 15 February 2018 Issues covered:

Congratulations to all of the winners at our Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2017. We're delighted to announce our winning organisations and those that obtained highly commended on the night:



Applications are now open for the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards 2018.

Community Group Category

Community Group Winner ArtsEkta

Winner: ArtsEkta

Charity Sector Category

Charity Sector Winner Helm Housing

Winner: Helm Housing
Highly Commended: Habinteg

Private Sector Category

Private Sector Winner Pinsent Masons

Winner: Pinsent Masons
Highly Commended: Lagan Construction

Public Sector Category

Public Sector Winner Queen's University Belfast

Winner: Queens University Belfast
Highly Commended: Belfast City Council

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Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards Event Information

The inaugural Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Gala & Awards is a unique event providing the opportunity for employers and minority groups in Northern Ireland to celebrate equality and diversity in the workplace and recognise those who advocate and drive diversity within their organisations.

This evening will showcase the advantages of equality and diversity to employers and the wider community celebrating success stories of individuals, groups and employers.

Employers championing diversity at work will be recognised by a brand new prestigious award.


Why Attend?

  • Mark the impact Equality and Diversity has had on your organisation
  • Thank key employees for their outstanding work
  • Generate positive marketing and PR for your organisation
  • Enjoy a unique style of networking
  • Send a positive message to potential employees
  • Help your organisation stand out in your industry/sector
  • Reinforce your Equality and Diversity message


The Legal-Island Equality and Diversity Award 2017

This inaugural award will be presented to the outstanding organisation pioneering new standards of equality and diversity practices and driving the diversity agenda in Northern Ireland.

Awards are available for private sector (SMEs and large employers) charities/not for profits and public sector. For the inaugural year the award will focus on organisations that have supported advancements in ethnic and cultural diversity.

Shortlisted organisations:

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Habinteg Housing Association (Ulster) Ltd
Helm Housing
Pinsent Masons
Northern Regional College
Hutchinson Homes
Probation Board NI
Lagan Construction
The Orchardville Society
Derry City and Strabane District Council
Belfast City Council
North West Regional College

When and Where?
Friday 31st March from 7.00pm-Midnight
Belfast City Hall


The cost of one table (ten places) is £1,200+VAT.

In association with:

NI Equality & Diversity Gala 2016 Sponsor

Proudly sponsored by:





This article is correct at 15/02/2018

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