Let's recognise those who are 'Connected on Inclusion'
The inaugural Race Equality Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 8 October 2021. It brought together the week-long 'Connected on Inclusion' event to a spectacular close and give us the opportunity to celebrate the huge achievements everyone has made to race equality across West Yorkshire and Harrogate over the last few years
There were ten different categories for this year's Race Equality Awards. This document contains details of the Race Equality Awards judging criteria and links to the nomination forms which are also listed below.
- Category 1 - 'Ally of the year'
- Category 2 - 'Making a positive difference'
- Category 3 - 'Role model of the year'
- Category 4 - 'Influencer of the year'
- Category 5 - 'Team of the year'
- Category 6 - 'Race equality champion of the year'
- Category 7 - 'Inspiring colleagues of the year'
- Category 8 - 'Innovation and change champion of the year'
- Category 9 - 'Advocate of the year'
- Category 10 - 'Special recognition'
Huge well done to all who arranged our first Connected on Inclusion Awards, and to all who were recognised for their contribution within and beyond the Race Equality Network, to all colleagues from ethnic minority communities and their allies and thank you to all who are working hard to put inclusion at the heart of all you do.
Sam Kelly, Highly commended (West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership)
Alan Davis, Winner (South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Making a positive difference:
John Walsh, Highly commended (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust)
BTHFT Chaplaincy Winner (Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)
Role model of the year:
Cherill Watterson Highly commended (South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Nasar Haq Winner (Spectrum, Wakefield)
Influencer of the year:
Zeshaan Ejaz Highly commended (Airedale NHS Foundation Trust)
Fatima Khan Shah, Winner (West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership)
Team of the Year:
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Finance team, Highly commended
Kirklees Community First, Winner
Race equality champion of the year:
Maysoon Shafiq Highly commended Founder and Director Al Mu’Minun charity. Kirklees.
Bhana Abboobaker, Winner (South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Inspiring colleague(s) of the year:
Leeroy Golding and Sasha Bhat Highly commended (NHS Bradford District Care Trust, Bradford district and Craven)
Ester Jamera, Winner (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Innovation and change champion of the year:
Madi Hoskin Highly commended (West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trust)
Balagopal Krushrak Kumar, Winner Lister Lane Surgery GP Leeds
Advocate of the year:
Sam Kelly Highly commended (West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership)
Jo Farn Winner (West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership)
Fatima Khan Shah Highly commended (West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership)
Penny Wangrai-Jones Winner Racial Justice Network Bases in Leeds and Bradford/ VCSE
Network Chairs Award:
Sayma Mirza Winner (West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership).