Jacqueline Winstanley FRSA, a global disruptor, entrepreneur and champion for accessibility to life's opportunities, has been nominated for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award in this year's National Diversity Awards 2020.
This year's awards are planned to take place on 25th September at an event that will recognise nominees in their respective fields of diversity; including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.
As Jacqueline Winstanley said,' I am equally honoured and delighted to accept the nomination and to be listed among such an inspiring and amazing group of individuals for this year's awards. I am committed to my work as a disabled entrepreneur, as the founder of Universal Inclusion, and The Inclusive Entrepreneur Network, which I started in 2013. I have worked with inclusive entrepreneurs from all walks of life and industries, and the results and their successes are phenomenal. This nomination reflects that work and inspires me to continue in my quest to find innovative and sustainable solutions for individuals, companies and spaces where there are barriers which prevent access to life's opportunities.
ITV News will be working in association with The National Diversity Awards to highlight role models and community organisations on regional and national news channels. Rachel Corp, Acting Editor, ITV News said; “We are pleased that ITV News is once again supporting the National Diversity Awards. ITV News remains committed to telling the stories of those, who through their work and dedication to helping others, have made a difference; enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our society. We look forward to introducing the 2020 nominees to our viewers across the regions and nation.”
The UK’s largest diversity awards has attracted a growing list of supporters including Adam Hills, Graham Norton and Katie Piper. Sir Lenny Henry CBE, last year’s winner of the Celebrity of the Year gong said, “Diversity to me means involving everybody without any discrimination; its means having integrated groups in society, it means fairness and total inclusion and that’s what the National Diversity Awards are about. Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated, you’re all doing a fantastic job, rock on!”
The National Diversity Awards receives over 28,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, “As we enter our 09th 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 and voting close on Monday 8th June 2020. Shortlisted nominees will be announced shortly after this date.