Northampton and Milton Keynes businesses invited to enter prestigious awards championing workplace Diversity & Inclusion

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Northampton and Milton Keynes businesses are invited to enter the prestigious This Is Us Awards, championing workplace Diversity & Inclusion across the Midlands and East Anglia.

The awards – one of the most anticipated occasions in the Diversity & Inclusion calendar – are backed by Minister for Women and Equalities and MP for Norfolk, the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss, and will be the final part of the wider This Is Us Conference taking place next January.

Designed to raise awareness and celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace, the This Is Us Awards recognise the D & I initiatives of businesses across the regions and highlight companies’ commitment to equality and their positive impact on the workplace experience.

The awards include 12 categories, with a ceremony taking place between 7pm and 11pm on Thursday 12th January 2023 at leading Northamptonshire conference venue, Kettering Conference and Exhibition Centre.

Meena Chander, founder of the This Is Us Awards, said: “Prioritising Diversity & Inclusion should be a genuine ‘business basic’ and, whilst the energy for more noteworthy Diversity & Inclusion consideration is making headway, genuine advancement is still moderate for many companies.

“There has never been a more crucial time to bring these issues to the forefront for business owners in Northampton, Milton Keynes and throughout the wider UK, regardless of their sector.

“I look forward to reviewing the entries for the This Is Us Awards and giving those leading the way in D & I the recognition they so truly deserve.”

Joanne Barratt, Managing Director of The Venues Collection (owners of Kettering Conference Centre) said: “We are really proud to support the ‘This is Us’ Conference 2023. Diversity and inclusion is more than just policies, programmes or headcounts. It is about taking tangible action to create inclusive and enriching environments and we are fully committed to inclusivity throughout our venues. We want everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career, so supporting this conference supports our values and our actions.”

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