15 Sep 2021
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RIDI Awards 2021 – Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards 2021 have been announced today after another record year of entries.

Now, in their 8th year, the RIDI Awards celebrate pioneering employers and recruiters who, as we return to a very different working world, are safeguarding and progressing opportunities for disabled job seekers through accessible and equitable employment policies and processes.

RIDI is a unique initiative to lead change in recruitment by encouraging and supporting recruiters and businesses to remove the barriers faced by the millions of disabled job seekers particularly at a time when many organisations are recruiting to fill a high number of vacancies.

Jane Hatton, Founder and CEO at Evenbreak and Chair of Judges said: “The breadth, diversity and calibre of finalists in the 8th annual RIDI Awards actively demonstrates the progress being made in the UK towards greater disability inclusion.

“Our Awards celebrate the very best of disability confident recruitment and I would like to congratulate all the finalists, who have made it through to the final round of judging.

“These are stories of best practice and success that should inspire the recruitment industry to continue to take the necessary steps to recruit back better and put disability confident recruitment at the top of the agenda.”

The RIDI Awards 2021 finalists have again demonstrated the positive impact of disability inclusion, join us to celebrate our winners in our virtual ceremony on 3rd December 2021.


2021 RIDI Awards finalists:

Best Inclusive Recruitment Campaign
Zero2Hero: Millwood Servicing Ltd
GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)
NHS Business Service Authority

Disability Confident
Network Rail Disability Matters Programme
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Disability Specialist
C Talent
The SAMEE charity
Pembrokeshire Supported Employment Team
Patchwork Hub

Getting Started
Mace Group – Enabled at Mace ERG
UNIQLO Europe ltd
Travelers Europe
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Inclusive Recruiter of the Year
TPP Recruitment
Civil Service Fast Stream and Emerging Talent team
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

Making a Difference – Private Sector
DPD UK – Steve Mills
Financial Times Early Careers Programmes
Balfour Beatty Vinci Systra JV

Making a Difference – Public Sector
Project SEARCH
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Recruiting Back Better
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Guidant Global
BartsAbility – Barts Health NHS Trust