THE deadline is fast approaching for entries for The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards in assoication with Standard Life Aberdeen. The event takes place on October 11, 2018 at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow, and we are canvassing the country for Scotland’s Diversity Champions to enter. The closing date is August 15.

In the past two years the achievement of over 80 organisations and individuals have been recognised for demons-trating a commit-ment to promoting diversity and inclusion.Categories to enter include employers of all sizes, third sector, education, communities, youth employment and public sector.

Lynne Connolly, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Standard Life Aberdeen, the event title sponsor, said: “There’s still a lot to do to make workplaces more inclusive – but there’s also fantastic work already being done”.

Head of CIPD, Scotland and NI, Lee Panglea said: “We are proud to be part of an event that celebrates commitment to inclusion, equality and diversity.”

Audrey Ross, Sales & Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “Continuing our support of The Herald Diversity Awards for a third year recognises the importance we’ve placed on embracing diversity and inclusion within our business.” Wheatley Foundation Director Lorraine McLaren said: “We know there are many people going the extra mile to promote diversity and inclusion and to ensure everyone is treated fairly.”

Ed Cochrane, Director of YSC Consulting said “This is a great opportunity to showcase all the work being done to further diversity and inclusion.”

Sarah McNulty HR Operations Director at ScottishPower said: “A fantastic event to celebrate and recognise the energy and momentum being created to inspire a more inclusive workforce.”

If you or your organisation are working to ensure people have the opportunities to maximise their potential in the workplace, then we want to hear from you.

For more information or to enter contact Lyndsay Wilson, Events Director on or visit our website