News / 08 Jun 2022 4 min

Shape Talent shortlisted for the Inclusive Awards

ONE of the UK’s most anticipated diversity awards celebrations has announced its shortlist for the 2022 ceremony.

Throughout the year, there are some individuals who work tirelessly to remove barriers and put diversity at the very heart of everything they do.

This year, on December 1st the Inclusive Awards will once again celebrate those who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of others in workplaces and communities around them.

Shape Talent has been shortlisted for the Consultancy of the Year.

Sharon Peake, Founder and CEO of Shape Talent, commented, “The team at Shape Talent are thrilled to have our work to accelerate gender equality recognised by The Inclusive Awards. We are proud to be in the company of so many other great leaders and employers making a difference in our workplaces and communities, and look forward to the awards ceremony in December.”

The full list of finalists are as follows:

Head of Diversity & Inclusion: Christine Ondimu, Alice Jennison, Shereen Barros, Janet Tidmarsh, Baljit Gill, Liz Douglas, Jodie Williams, Ife Onwuzulike

Chief Executive of the Year: Alan Jope, Caroline Frankum, Andrea Sutcliffe, Ivan Menezes, Tristia Harrison, Nadeem Ahmad, Caroline Rainbird, Steve Butler

Consultancy of the Year: Diverse Matters, Genius Within, Voice at the Table, Creative Access, Shape Talent, The Tall Wall, ABSTRACT, Skills 4 LTD

D&I Tech Initiative: WelcoMe, UKBlackTech, Texthelp, KPMG – Future Leaders Technology Programme for Girls, Code First Girls, Mayor of London Digital Talent Programme, Amazon Amplify, Barclays Chief Technology Office D&I Initiatives

Inclusive Culture Initiative: United Utilities, Momentum Worldwide, North East Ambulance Service, Financial Services Compensation Scheme, BBC – The 50:50 Project, Northumbria Police – Positive Action Programme, Atos – We Are Allies Programme, SCS Railways

Outstanding Diversity Network: HSBC Balance Network, Women@Amey, Bird & Bird’s Embrace Network, Britvic B-Proud Network, Auto Trader’s Disability & Neurodiversity Network, Hampshire Constabulary BEAM, BLM LGBTQ+ Allies Network, UK Power Networks EMPower Community

Social Mobility Project: GT Scholars CIC, Severn Trent, Auto Trader, United Utilities, The Legacy Project, Pathway to Law Consortium of Partners, University of Sunderland ‘We Care’, Penguin Random House

Diversity Teams: Northern Care Alliance, West Midlands Police D&I Team, IATA’s Diversity & Inclusion Team, RISE @Coop, Merkle Diversity & Inclusion Council, Reach Plc, Corndel, Metropolitan Police – HR Diversity & Inclusion Team

This year also marks the first ever Diversity Power List, honouring 50 of the most profound champions of inclusion, diversity professionals and D&I Leaders across the UK. Those recognised will be revealed at the ceremony on 1st December for making a positive difference to the lives of others, creating an impact within their industry sector, and showcasing outstanding dedication in their respective fields.

Furthermore, The Inclusive Awards are working in partnership with the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, the only index of its kind, to unveil the definitive list of the nation’s most inclusive companies at the ceremony.

With the increasing richness of diversity in Britain, the Inclusive Awards recognise employers that unite workforces and challenge discrimination, applauding those for their fight against inequality.

Paul Sesay, CEO and Founder of the Inclusive Awards and National Diversity Awards, added;

“In difficult and challenging times, using the talent of a diverse workforce is more important than ever. Considering the diversity of your workforce and fostering an inclusive working environment can bring business benefits and provide a market advantage.” Sesay continues, “The Inclusive Awards continue to be an exceptional way to celebrate the courageous actions of individuals and organisations, who are already striving for inclusion. Let’s celebrate the tremendous feats of our incredible shortlisted nominees, Congratulations to all!”

There is no doubt that the impact made by this prominent array of diversity patrons is unprecedented. Winners will be announced at The Midland Hotel, Manchester on 1st December.

To view the full list of shortlisted nominees, please visit: