The Skills Competition Diversity Champion award is open to educators, employers, competition organising partners, training managers, young people. Nominees will have directly driven diversity and inclusion in WorldSkills UK national skills competitions through their participation or delivery of the competitions.
The winner was revealed at the virtual awards ceremony on 24 February, 4-5pm.
Inclusion and Diversity for CCEP is a philosophy not a strategy, we have put it at the heart of how we do business, it’s what we believe in, it is not an option, it is how we work. We have once again chosen to partner with WorldSkills UK for the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards because there is much more work and focus on diversity and inclusion that needs to happen, and by having these awards it amplifies the message of how important it is to continuously recognise and celebrate those who are making a difference every day.
Sharon Blyfield, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
This years winner
Last year’s winner of the Skills Competition Diversity Champion award was Richard Hutchins at The Institute of the Motor Industry. Richard led on challenging stereotypes in the automotive workplaces and attracting more female talent through equality campaigns and utilised female judges in the skills competitions, along with inspiring young females at an early age with an annual ‘Design the Future’ competition for schools, as well as IMI’s ‘Women in Motorsport’ days in partnership with Santa Pod Raceway.