Businesses urged to nominate their Black, Asian and minority ethnic champions ahead of 2020 HSBC UK Ethnicity Awards

Sarah Garrett MBE

Businesses and the public are being urged to nominate the Black, Asian, minority ethnic and ally champions ahead of the HSBC UK sponsored Ethnicity Awards 2020, which organisers say is the most ‘important awards celebration this year’.

The annual event, which will take place later this year recognises the achievements of Black, Asian, minority ethnic people and those furthering racial equality.

The Awards shine a light on the organisations and charities that have demonstrated a significant contribution to advancing opportunities for these communities.

The ceremony will also recognise the prominent individuals and entrepreneurs who have used their position to make a difference towards creating a more equal society.

Last year, Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was one of the high-profile winners.

Singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé also took home an award as the HSBC UK Icon of the Year.

Nominations are now being sought from businesses and the public ahead of the 2020 ceremony via the Ethnicity Awards website

Founder of the Ethnicity Awards, Sarah Garrett MBE, said: “The Ethnicity Awards are probably the most important awards this year because we will promote the achievements of ethnic minorities, celebrate the businesses that are improving their ethnic diversity in the workplace, and we will shine a light on the individuals who are leading the effort to achieve true equality for all. I’m urging people to get involved and nominate today.”

Coral Taylor, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for HSBC UK comments: “We understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce, and know there is more we can do as employers to support racial equality in the workplace and across the UK more broadly.”