Press Release

Foundation features as number 57 at the NCFD 2016 Grand Awards.

The National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) is delighted to announce that Foundation features at number 57 in the Top 100 Index. The Top 100 Index highlights the very best of the UK 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.

Foundation are delighted to be recognised by The National Centre for Diversity as a leading organisation through our work in diversity and equality. The principles of inclusion are at the heart of what we do and is testament to the hard work of our staff, volunteers and customers during the last year.

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

The National Centre for Diversity has already confirmed the date as the 19th January 2017 for the next Grand Awards evening, for more information visit, email or call 0113 388 0145.


Contact name: Gemma Feltham / Aneesah Khan

Contact number: 0113 388 0145 / 07508 477 029

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Social Media: @NCFDiversity

Address: Shine, Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HS, UK Photos: Photos from the event can be found at, All credits to MKI Photo Top 100 Index:


Back in 2005, the National Centre for Diversity was a grass roots movement created through the sheer will and determination of the most committed, passionate and knowledgeable across sectors in the UK. Bringing their own personal experiences to the table they had one profound goal in mind – to bring knowledge and understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to organisations in the UK.

Today, the National Centre for Diversity offers their own ‘Top Performers index’, training, e-learning courses and bespoke support to enhance understanding of EDI. They have grown and now work in partnership with over 600 organisations across the UK.

NCFD want to create a society where there is genuine equality of opportunity, and there is fairness for all.

The NCFD works with organisations of all sizes in the private, public and voluntary sectors; including Schools, Further Education institutions, Construction companies, Prisons, Housing Associations and NHS Trusts.

NCFD will continue to grow, and use the momentum they have built over the last 10 years; to drive forward Equality, Diversity and Inclusion to ensure fairness for all.