Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Equality and Diversity lead has been shortlisted for the Head of Diversity and Inclusions Award at one of the UK’s most anticipated diversity awards.

Emma Allen, Equality and Diversity Lead has successfully been shortlisted for the ‘Head of Diversity and Inclusion’ at this year’s Excellence in Diversity Awards, for her work in showing leadership, commitment and motivation and driving the diversity agenda throughout an organisation and the wider community. Emma is one of five people shortlisted, recognised for their hard work, passion and devotion to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda through the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, faith, religion and culture.

This year’s Excellence in Diversity Awards will recognise and celebrate all of those who put diversity at the heart of everything they do and go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of others in their communities and workplaces around them and will include a host of performances, inspirational stories and special guests.

Emma Allen, Equality and Diversity lead at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:

“I am so proud to be shortlisted for this award, especially because I absolutely love my job! Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and I am enthusiastically supported by our Board, our Equality and Diversity Champions all over the organisation, and Jo Harrison who works alongside me.

“It’s a privilege to have our work recognised by Excellence in Diversity and we are really looking forward to meeting and learning from fellow shortlisted nominees.”

Paul Sesay, Chief Executive of the Excellence in Diversity Awards said:

“In difficult and challenging times, using the talent of a diverse workforce is more important than ever. Considering the diversity of your workforce and fostering an inclusive working environment can bring business benefits and provide a market advantage.

“The Excellence in Diversity Awards continue to be an exceptional way to celebrate the courageous actions of individuals and organisations, who are already striving for inclusion. Let’s celebrate the tremendous feats of our incredible shortlisted nominees. Congratulations to all!”

To view the full list of shortlisted nominees, please visit:

www.excellenceindiversity.co.uk/2017-shortlist. The winners will be announced the prestigious black tie ceremony at The Midland Hotel, Manchester on 30 November 2017.

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