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National Diversity Awards shortlist announced

RECOGNISED: Past NDA winners

CANDIDATES HOPING to win recognition at the National Diversity Awards will now know who they up against following publication of the shortlist.

There are 18 different award categories – ranging from best gay role model to best minority or religious entrepreneur.

The awards’ founder Paul Sesay said: “Well done to all shortlisted nominees. We had an overwhelming amount of nominations this year and the standard has been exceptional.”

Supported by host of public figures, including Stephen Fry and Misha B, the event scheduled to happen on September 20 at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.

The prupose of the awards is to “honour the outstanding achievements of grass root communities who have contributed to making a more diverse and inclusive society”, according to organisers.

Celebrity backer and singer Misha B said: “I’m delighted to be a patron of the National Diversity Awards.

“[It is] a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate diversity in all its glory.”

Last year, veteran activists Peter Tatchell and Zita Holbourne were awarded for their contributions to society, particularly highlighting and campaigning against social injustice.

The ceremony is also backed by big companies and employers, including Microsoft, Transport for London, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Sky, MI5, and the Co-operative Group.

The full shortlist:

Positive Role Model Age: Torron-Lee Dewar, Aaron Anderson, David Clark

Positive Role Model Disability: Rachael Johnson, Rachel Gadsden, Simon Green

Positive Role Model Gender: Marai Larasi MBE, Paula Manley, Vivienne Hayes

Positive Role Model LGBT: Grace Cardozo, Al Smith, Scott Durairaj

Positive Role Model Race, Faith or Religion: Derek McAuley, David Michael, Miranda Lowe

Entrepreneur of Excellence Age: Junior Ogunyemi, Zoe Jackson, Carly Ward

Entrepreneur of Excellence Disability: Paul Fogarty, Dave Thompson MBE DL, Tina Lannin

Entrepreneur of Excellence Gender: Jessica Elliot, Renny Adejuwon, Jacquie Johnston-Lynch

Entrepreneur of Excellence LGBT: Matthew Parsons, Andrew Hick, Elaine McKenzie

Entrepreneur of Excellence Race, Faith or Religion: Clare Eluka, Supriya Nagarajan, Jessica Huie

Community Organisation Age: Neighbourhood Elders Team, Community on Solid Ground, Bristol Older People’s Forum

Community Organisation Disability: Buzz Youth Group, Taking Flight Theatre Company, Spider-y

Community Organisation Gender: West End Women’s and Girls’ Centre, Twenty Ten Club , Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Community Organisation LGBT: Pink Therapy, Birmingham LGBT, Older & Out

Community Organisation Race, Faith or Religion: English Disco Lovers, UK Black Pride, St Philips Centre

Community Organisation Multi-Strand: Chase Against Crimes of Hate, Ditch the Label, KCC Live

Lifetime Achiever: Hope Powell CBE, Ben Summerskill OBE, James Partridge OBE

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