RfO Awards Dinner: Oct 2013

RfO Awards Dinner: Oct 2013
Race for Opportunity (RfO) is a campaign group set-up by the employment charity Business in the Community (BITC)*.

RfO aims to: (1) improve employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across Britain, (2) increase diversity at senior leadership levels and (3) help reduce ethnic minority youth unemployment.

Thrive is an activer supporter of all these aims.

Awards Dinner October 2013

For the past seven years the RfO Awards have celebrated outstanding practice in race/ethnicity, equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  In 2013 the award ceremony took place on the 8th October 2013 at the Hilton London in Park Lane and was hosted by Songs of Praise presenter Diane-Louise Jordan.

Comments and Winners 2013

It was a fabulous night, which included a musical treat from Inner Voices, a youth chamber choir based in London. Many leading organisations were nominated and received awards acorss several categories (see below for the full list).

You can watch a few highlights here:

The winners

Champion Award
Winner = Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)
Highly Commended = Microsoft

Collaboration & Partnership Value Chain Award
Winner = Transport for London
Highly Commended = Royal Airforce

Developing Talent Award
Winner = Crown Prosecution Service

Employee Network Award
Winner  = EDF Energy

Future Workforce Award – Private Sector
Winner = Rare
Highly Commended  = BSkyB

Future Workforce Award – Public Sector
Winner = Homes for Haringey

Recruiting Diverse Talent Award
Winner = Teach First
Highly Commended  = Barclays

Transparency Monitoring & Action Award
Winner = Home Office

*The BITC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to building resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future. Learn more.