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New identity for prestigious diversity awards


Friday, 28 June 2024
Winner of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Iftikhar Lone with Halo Project Director Yasmin Khan

A hugely successful celebration of diversity across the Tees Valley is returning this year with a new identity.

The Tees Valley BME Awards have shone a spotlight on inclusion across the region’s multi-cultural communities since their launch in 2011.

Now the prestigious event is being relaunched as the Tees Valley Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards.

Under the banner Celebrating a New Era of Inclusivity this year’s awards evening will take place on Friday, October 18 at the Walled Garden, Kirkleatham.

Organisers are also delighted to announce that the Tees Valley Combined Authority will once again be the headline sponsor.

Yasmin Khan, Director of the Halo Project, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to share news of the new Tees Valley Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards which reflect our ongoing commitment to inclusivity and celebrating diversity in all its forms.

“The new event more accurately reflects our broadened mission to honour the diverse and vibrant contributions of all communities within Tees Valley.

“It’s an approach both influenced and supported by our stakeholders and Black and minoritised communities, and we look forward to continuing to develop these important partnerships under this new banner.

“Their voices and experiences have been pivotal in shaping our vision for a more inclusive and representative awards platform.

“We are confident that together we can further our shared goal of fostering a more inclusive and diverse community.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “We’re proud to be sponsoring this year’s event.

“So much success stems from our diverse population in Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool and it’s right we champion the best of our vibrant region.”

To find out more about the 2024 Tees Valley Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards, award categories and sponsorship packages, visit ediawards.co.uk