RIDI Awards 2023 announces prestigious finalists

From multinationals to family-owned businesses, finalists show that disability confident recruitment is achievable for all organisations, no matter what their size 

The Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards 2023, which celebrate excellence in diversity and inclusion within the recruitment industry, is thrilled to announce its esteemed finalists.  

Once a year, RIDI brings together leading changemakers in the recruitment sector to celebrate the very best of disability confident recruitment. The RIDI Awards recognise and reward organisations and individuals who are making significant strides in breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive workplaces for disabled talent.  

The RIDI Awards Ceremony takes place in London and online on 7 December 2023, with the support of sponsors including Amazon, PageGroup, Robert Walters Group and Saxton Bampfylde who are leading the way in championing inclusivity and advancing disability inclusion in the recruitment industry. 

The finalists shortlisted in the 10 categories for the RIDI Awards 2023 are as follows: 

  1. Building Disability Confidence – Sponsored by Amazon 
  • MRL Consulting Group  
  • Tate Recruitment  
  • Mott Macdonald

     2. Creating Disability Confident Recruiters – Sponsored by The Clear Company 

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport  
  • Randstad Academy for Talent  
  • Virgin Atlantic  

     3. Disability Confident: Private Sector – Sponsored by Guidant Global 

  • KPMG UK 
  • Marsham Court Hotel 
  • Unilever 

    4. Disability Confident: Public Sector – Sponsored by PageGroup 

  • Arts Council England 
  • Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust  
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    5.Disability Specialist – Sponsored by Robert Walters Group 

  • EqualEdge  
  • Socially Inspired 
  • The Empowerment Passport  

    6. Inclusive Recruitment Campaign – Sponsored by Saxton Bampfylde 

  • Carter Jonas 
  • Jacobs UK 
  • Tarmac 

    7. Inclusive Technology – Sponsored by Recite Me 

  • Cabinet Office – Occupational Psychology Services  
  • CLU 
  • M&G PLC 

   8. Making a Difference: Private Sector – Sponsored by Lloyd’s 

  • Align JV  
  • Amazon UK 
  • PageGroup  
  • Radical Recruit 

   9. Making a Difference: Public Sector – Sponsored by Shaw Trust 

  • Arts Council England  
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport  
  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust  

   10. Pioneer of the Year – Sponsored by Evenbreak 

  • AMS 
  • Jurgen Donaldson  
  • EqualEdge 
  • FT – Early Careers Inclusive Programmes  
  • Andy Powlson 

Kate Headley, RIDI’s Chair, Government Disability Access Ambassador for the Recruitment sector, and Director of the Clear Company, says: 

“Each year we set the bar when it comes to what we should expect in recruitment and retention of disabled people in the workplace. Ensuring that employers attract and empower the wealth of disabled talent the UK has to offer is pivotal to our success. 

“From large multinationals like Unilever and Tarmac to the smaller family-owned-and-operated businesses like Marsham Court Hotel, the RIDI Awards show that recruitment inclusion is achievable by all organisations no matter what their size.” 

For more information about the RIDI Awards 2023 visit https://ridi.org.uk/ridi-awards/ 

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