The ceremony being held at The Queens Hotel, Leeds on September 20th 2013, has gained support from a number of celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Beverley Knight and Ade Adepitan.
Theresa McHenry, HR Director at Microsoft UK, said ‘The National Diversity Awards are a wonderful way to recognise the extraordinary contribution of real people to our communities. It’s a delight to be able to support this fantastic celebration of local heroes.’
Amongst last year’s winners was political campaigner Peter Tatchell, who scooped up The Lifetime Achiever Award; and Trade Union activist Zita Holbourne who was awarded the positive role model for race.
Patrons included the likes of Paralympics hero Jody Cundy and BBC presenter Amal Fashanu.
‘My Transsexual Summer’ Star Drew - Ashlyn Cunningham spoke out about the success of the event;
‘The awards are continuing to grow and I am glad to be one of the flowers blossoming with it’.
‘To carry on supporting the awards and to be a patron again is something I feel so proud of’ Drew added.
The National Diversity Awards received an astonishing 8000 nominations for the last event.
Paul Sesay, Chief Executive of The National Diversity Awards said, ‘We received an overwhelming amount of nominations for this year’s ceremony, if ever there was a time to celebrate and elevate the truly staggering diversity of talent the UK has to offer – it is now’
To nominate visit: www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/#/nominate-here/4554239214