The GED awards recognise and celebrate the very best initiatives and practice in equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We are looking for nominations in the categories below. You can nominate yourself or others and entry is completely free.

See our 2018 award winners here:

Awards Nomination Deadline: Friday 30th August 2019

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.

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 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