Reach Society recognised for commitment to BAME in workplace

| July 25, 2016

Reach Society has been recognised for its commitment to increasing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation in the workplace by being named as a Finalist in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016.

The Awards are the only race equality at work awards in the UK and recognise organisations that are taking action towards race equality and inclusion in UK workplaces. In 2016, the Awards will be celebrating their tenth anniversary.

RAFA's Rudi Page on left with Patron Lord Herman Ouseley on the right. Photo courtesy http://reachsociety.com

RAFFA’s Rudi Page on left with Patron Lord Herman Ouseley on the right. Photo courtesy http://reachsociety.com

Reach Society joins 33 finalists across 10 categories. The winners will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner, which will take place on 11th October 2016 at the London Hilton Park Lane.

Dr Dwain Neil, Chairman of Reach Society said: “Encouraging, motivating and inspiring young people to take responsibility for their personal development is central to our work. More professionals and employers are reaching back to showcase successful pathways to them; we are delighted to contribute to this movement, and pleased to be one of the Finalists for an Award.”

Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Congratulations to Reach Society on being named as a Finalist in the Future Workforce Award category at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards 2016. They are creating more skilled young people which puts race equality at the heart of their activities and ensures that diverse talent has equal opportunity to succeed at every level. I hope other organisations will learn and be inspired to action from their example.”

Guests enjoying the evening. Photo courtesy http://reachsociety.com

Guests enjoying the evening. Photo courtesy http://reachsociety.com

Adrian Joseph, Head of Analytics and Measurement Services EMEA, Google, and Business in the Community Race Equality Leadership Team Chair, said: “Reach Society has demonstrated that having a strong business case for developing a diverse and talented workforce is key to creating real change. I congratulate them for their innovative approach.”

A full list of the Finalists can be found online. The winners will be announced at the Business in the Community Race Equality Awards Gala Dinner, which takes place at the London Hilton Park Lane on Tuesday 11th October 2016.

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