Shortlist announced for the inaugural Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards

MULTINATIONAL corporations through to community groups and family businesses are among those who have made the shortlist for the inaugural Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards.

Run in association with Bank of Scotland, the judges had an overwhelming response with more than 80 entries. showcasing organisations delivering real and lasting change in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The winners will be announced on October 13 at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow.

The awards will be attended by Scottish Secretary David Mundell and Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Annette Barnes, managing director, Bank of Scotland (Retail), said: “Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated for an award“The nominations are truly inspirational and showcase examples of the difference we can all make.” to champion diversity across Scotland.”

The awards are supported by amiExecutive, City of Glasgow College, Diageo, People Make Glasgow, MacRoberts LLP, Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Solutions Driven and Taylor Wimpey.

Director of amiExecutive Angela Morrison said “I really can’t express how excited I am to hear about all of the incredible work that the finalists have been involved in this year. Congratulations to all of them on their outstanding achievement!”

Roy Gardner, Corporate Development Director at City of Glasgow College said:

“Congratulations to all the nominees. The quality of submissions is testament to the brilliant work that embraces and embeds diversity across Scotland”.

Katy Wedderburn Employment Partner and Board member of MacRoberts LLP said: “Congratulations to all the finalists of The Diversity Awards. Encouraging diversity in the workplace helps businesses and other organisations and their people reach their full potential. MacRoberts are delighted to be sponsoring such an important event and I, for one, am really looking forward to celebrating the achievements of all the finalists and winners on the night.”

Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “I would like to congratulate those outstanding individuals and businesses who have been shortlisted for GenAnalytics’ and The Herald’s inaugural Diversity Awards, which will provide the perfect platform to reward those demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity and equality in their workplaces and communities.”

SDS Head of National Training Programme Development, Karen Murray said: “It’s encouraging to see so much good practice and so many positive examples of employers embedding diversity in their workforce across Scotland. Equality and diversity is a huge priority for SDS and we are proud to be part of the first ever national Diversity Awards. Congratulations from SDS to all the finalists and best of luck on the night.”

Gavin Speirs, CEO of Solutions Driven said: “A huge well done to the finalists of Scotland’s Diversity Awards. The standard of entries was excellent so the judges had a really hard job on their hands! We are now looking forward to the ceremony so we can celebrate all the companies working to promote diversity and equality.”

Audrey Ross, Sales & Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “Being involved in The Herald Diversity Awards recognises the importance that we’ve placed on embracing diversity and inclusion within our business, and the opportunity it creates for the wider housebuilding industry. The finalists announced today are an incredible showcase of how much has been achieved to harness the benefits of diversity and inclusion.”


The shortlist

Diversity Star Performer 2000 + employees

Carillion plc

Mott MacDonald

Scottish Water

The Royal Bank of Scotland


Diversity Star Performer 250 – 2000 employees – Sponsored by Solutions Driven

City of Glasgow College

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Royal Mail – Glasgow Mail Centre Women’s Network

Trust Housing Association


Diversity Star Performer 50 – 250 employees – Sponsored by City of Glasgow College


ng homes

The Law Society of Scotland

Diversity Star Performer 1 – 50 employees

hub West Scotland (hWS)

Platinum Property Services/Platinum All Trades

Scottish Drugs Forum Addiction Worker Training Project


Diversity Star Performer: Recruitment of Talents – Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland

City Building LLP

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in partnership with Solar Bear

Standard Life


Best Community Project – Sponsored by Taylor Wimpey

Celtic FC Foundation

Dundee International Women’s Centre

Glasgow Disability Alliance

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Diverse Social Enterprise of the Year – Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group

Changing the Chemistry (SCIO)

Clydesdale Community Initiatives

Environmental Training Team (ETT)

Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi)


Diversity Hero of the Year – Sponsored by Diageo

Dr Charlotte McCarroll

Ronier Deumeni

Selina Hales

Susan Wilson


Best Diversity Marketing and Social Issues Campaign – Sponsored by PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW

Ayrshire College


University of Glasgow

Wheatley Group


Rising Star Diversity Award – Sponsored by amiExecutive

Heather Inglis – Standard Life

Holly Goodwin – ScottishPower

Sara Turkington – Ayrshire College


Inspiring Role Model Award – Sponsored by MacRoberts LLP

To be announced on the night.


Judges Award

To be announced on the night.