04 February 2016

The National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) is delighted to announce that Bright Horizons has won the Business of the Year Award at the NCFD 2016 Grand Awards. Bright Horizons also featured in the Top 100 Index. The Top 100 Index highlights the very best from across 600 organisations.

The National Centre for Diversity hosted their first annual Grand Awards evening at The ICC Birmingham, on Wednesday 20th January 2016, to celebrate commitment and shining examples of excellent work around Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

Sharon Williams, Director of Employee Engagement at Bright Horizons, commented, “We are absolutely delighted to win acclaim from an organisation such as the National Centre for Diversity. Their recognition gives us confidence that we are on the right track and our efforts are making a difference.  At Bright Horizons leading the way in equality and diversity is something that we all feel incredibly passionate about, and is something that we will continue to work on in order to make positive changes in-house and within our sector.”

The evening brought together some of the country’s most innovative, inspiring and influential people, to celebrate the many achievements of the some of the biggest organisations from across the UK.

The Top 100 Index was launched as part of the National Centre for Diversity’s 10 Year Anniversary celebrations. The Top 100 Index was launched as part of the National Centre for Diversity’s 10 Year Anniversary celebrations. The Top 100 was determined by using the key data from the Investors in the Diversity or Leaders in Diversity diagnostics, which UK based organisations have completed. A minority of organisations also completed a separate diagnostic, if they had not completed Investors in Diversity or Leaders in Diversity. The results were entered into a computer system which generated the Top 100, using a percentage based matrix.

The NCFD Grand Awards 2016, also featured awards from a number of individual nomination categories and organisational categories.

Chief Executive of the National Centre for Diversity, Solat Chaudhry, commented: “I am incredibly proud and thankful to all those who attended our first Grand Awards evening. I want to offer huge congratulations to all of our award winners, each of our award winners and those who were shortlisted were very deserving of this level of recognition. I hope to see even more members of the National Centre for Diversity family at next year’s Awards evening!”

The evening was headline sponsored by NG Bailey and Amey; however, the NCFD Grand Awards 2016 attracted sponsors from across a variety of sectors and industries, including the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, South Lanarkshire College, Vinci Construction and the National Open College Network.

For more information about Bright Horizons, please visit www.brighthorizons.co.uk