The Noon Award

The Noon Award is presented to an individual or business who has, through their personal example, innovation or business model, contributed to greater diversity and equality in race, gender, identity and opportunity for peoples or groups.

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Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW)

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. The award is specifically for an individual working in business
  2. The award can be made to an individual or to a business
  3. The award is for outstanding contribution and can be retrospective.
The GED Impact Award

The GED Impact Award celebrates an outstanding example of either a business or public sector organisation using new data, responding to transparency of data and making change which can show an impact related to that original information.

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. The individual or organisation can show a demonstrable impact over time
  2. The submission included data and statistics
  3. It should have wide lessons for other organisations as well a impact in one.
The GED Research Award

The GED Research Award celebrates outstanding examples of research methods and insights into diversity and equality in organisations, companies or services or by academics.

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. The research period should be complete with conclusions to present
  2. The research can include challenges to existing methodologies and current thinking
  3. The research should have implications for current practice and policy in companies and/or public organisations
The GED Transparency Award

The GED Transparency Award celebrates the best example of published data and transparent information across business and the public sector on organisational make up, staff and / or customer service.

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. Recognises high level of commitment to transparency, however uncomfortable
  2. Takes use of transparency into new areas beyond current statutory obligations
  3. Demonstrates engagement or enabling new interactions with staff, clients or customer from open approach
  4. Particular interest in how trust is maintained in transparent processes
The Chancellor's Award

This award is at the behest of the Chancellor of the University of East London.

Lord Noon was the holder of the Chancellor’s office at the University of East London and this award is open to the nomination of any individual or organisation in a specific business or commercial sector that has demonstrated an impact in the public sphere on equality and diversity through the actions of an association, group of businesses or a single business programme.

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. This is an open category for recognition of high achievement or outstanding contribution
  2. This is open to individuals or an organisation
  3. The awards is for current achievement or can be retrospective
The GED Tackling Service Disparity Award

The GED Tackling Service Disparity Award highlights that equality, diversity and inclusion are not confined to workplace and workforce fairness but need to address the inequalities in outcome in public and private services. Ask questions of organisations to explain or change evidence of disparities in treatment or service of individuals.

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. This award is open to public services or commercial companies
  2. The winner will have identified a disparity in service outcome or delivery and implemented an strategy to tackle it
  3. The approach should have demonstrable changes in outcome
  4. We are particularly interested in the responses to the Racial Disparity Audit published in  October 2017
The GED Inclusive Workplace Award

Workplace and workforce remains a central driver of inclusion, diversity and greater equality. A huge change in the understanding and demand for equality and inclusion in the workplace is taking place. Public and private organisations have identified inclusive workplaces as critical to competitive edge in business and quality delivery of public services.

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. The entry presents a case study of significant change in workplace and workforce strategy
  2. The entry will demonstrate changed outcome
  3. We are interested in new tools and insights for assessing workplace inclusiveness
The GED Charity Management Award

Charities are significant organisations with the same challenges to ensure equality in their work and their management.

The GED Charity Management Award celebrates outstanding examples of management and organisation change in the running of charities with impact on either the staff and members of the charity or on the way it projects its work, mission and fundraising campaigns.

The following criteria will be applied:

  1. The change should have advanced far enough to have demonstrable results
  2. The change should have lessons for other charities
  3. The change can be focussed on any one of the missions of the charity, on fundraising/campaigning style or the staffing and management