The 4th Annual

Global Equality & Diversity Awards 2017

Thursday 30th November 2017

Deadline for entries: Monday 31st July 2017

Crowne Plaza London Docklands

Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London, E16 1AL

The GED Awards

Awarded for transparency, using research, making an impact

The annual GED Awards recognise best practice in a number of categories: transparency, using research and making an impact.

With a special Lord Noon Award for outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity.

University of East London’s (UEL) Chancellor’s Award

The GED 2017 Awards are a key, solutions focussed, learning and sharing platform for public and private sector equality and diversity professionals and academics who are developing and adopting new approaches to equality and diversity in business and globally.

Award winners are leaders building understanding and leading the way to embrace transparency and demonstrate impact within their business.

Nominations and entries are open illuminating the most innovative research, publishing and impact solutions and approaches within public and private sector organisations.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate an organisation or individual. And organisations can self nominate, highlighting the work of one of their divisions or an individual.

Public and private organisations, including charities and NGOs, are welcome to nominate not only their work with staff but also their contribution to equality and diversity through their products, services, works, funding or other activities and partnerships that can be shown to make a difference.

Got a question?

We will help you with the nomination. Contact for assistance.

2017 Award Categories

To recognise the contribution of both business and the public sector, 2017 sees the introduction of the following new GED Award categories:

GED Impact (Public Sector) Award

GED Impact (Business) Award

GED Research (Public Sector) Award

GED Research (Business) Award

GED Transparency (Public Sector) Award

GED Transparency (Business) Award

The Lord Noon Award for outstanding individual achievement in advancing equality and diversity

The UEL Chancellor’s Award

2016 Award Winners

The Noon Award

Gary Zetter, Director of Apprentices & Sustainability Programme, Mitie

GED Transparency Award

Funke Abimbola, FRSA (Solicitor), General Counsel & Company Secretary (UK & Ireland), Roche Products Limited

GED Research Award

Michael Kerrigan, Strategic Data & Intelligence Manager, Nottingham Trent University

GED Impact Award

TA’AZ Security 141, TA’AZ Security 141: The Future Leaders’ Programme

The Chancellor’s Award

Andrea Fimian, EMEA Supplier Diversity Program Manager, IBM Corp Ltd

Entries Now Open

Deadline for entries is Monday 31st July 2017

If you have examples of best practice you think deserve recognition and would like to enter the GED Awards 2017, submit your entry by clicking on the button below.

Need help with your submission? We will guide you through

Contact Karen Stewart at or on 00 44 207 324 4330

The GED Awards 2017 ceremony will be broadcast from the Global Equality & Diversity: Embracing Transparency – Demonstrating Impact Conference on Thursday 30th November 2017.