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Richard Shakespeare Nominated for National Diversity Award

Richard Shakespeare recieves Nomination for National Diversity Awards

The Breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 20th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities. 

The prestigious black-tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.

Richard Shakespeare is the Managing Director of Workplace Diversity Solutions, a specialist company providing diversity and inclusion learning solutions to some of the country’s largest businesses.

During 2009, Richard was made redundant from the financial services sector. Over the following 12 months, Richard would complete almost 2,000 job applications in a tireless effort to secure employment. Richard’s main goal was to give something to society and make his family proud.

After spending over £1,000 on stamps and attending hundreds of interviews, Richard decided to become self-employed and work towards building a more inclusive society.

Having lived with a disability since birth, Richard is able to offer a unique insight into the challenges faced by consumers with a disability.

Richard works with businesses across the United Kingdom, he supports businesses to create a culture of inclusion, become more aware of disabilities and promotes mental health awareness both through his range of e-learning and classroom-based training.

Richard has been nominated for the Positive Role Model for Disability Award by one of his clients. Richard works with businesses such as Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (Who nominated him) Eurostar International, Standard Life Aberdeen and the NHS. Since 2010, Richard has provided diversity learning solutions to over 38,000 people across the UK.

Leading global brand Johnson & Johnson were 2018 Headline sponsors of the UK’s largest diversity awards, attracting a growing list of supporters including Adam Hills, Graham Norton and Katie Piper. 

 

The National Diversity Awards receives over 25,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, “As we enter our 08th awards season, The National Diversity Awards prepare to welcome a host of outstanding role models and charities to our family. We look to those who represent progress, spirit and resilience, and I cannot wait to learn about the wonderful work being carried out this year”. 

Nominations are now open and close May 31st 2019 - so don’t miss out on your chance to get involved!

 

You can support Richard’s nomination  by voting here: https://nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/nominate/21544/