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Fife Business Diversity Awards 2021 now open for nominations
Created: 02/06/2021, Updated: 05/08/2021
Fife Business Diversity Awards are once again open for nominations from 01 June 2021, the closing date for applications has been extended to Friday 13 August 2021.
Hosted by Opportunities Fife Partnership, FBDA 2021 will recognise the success of Individuals and businesses in Fife who excel in promoting the employment of people who face disadvantages in the labour market. The awards recognise and reward people who may experience disadvantage in finding and keeping a job due to personal issues, disability or health conditions, lack of work experience, skills or qualifications. These awards specifically acknowledge determination, resourcefulness and originality in creating equal opportunities for all in the work place.
The partnership is looking for your nominations in the following categories:
ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (Youth, Adult, Health/Disability): For individuals who have shown determination and undergone a significant journey into training, voluntary or paid work. They will have overcome significant multiple disadvantages or personal, physical or social barriers and undertaken a range of activities on their journey.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR: For individuals or companies who have shown themselves to be supportive to staff, and who have gone above and beyond to provide a positive working environment. This can include support put in place during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Nominees must have provided training and jobs to develop workforce inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds such as people who have been long-term unemployed, people with disabilities or health conditions, care experienced young people, single parents, migrants or veterans.
INNOVATION AWARD: For any individual, group, business or organisation who have developed a new Employability idea or new methods of working in the Employability field to engage with staff, customers, service users or the public. The new idea or method of working must have significantly benefited people disadvantaged in the labour market e.g. engagement project with local employers, publicity and marketing, workplace schemes or empowerment training.