Press Release: TikTok, Tesco and Channel 4 nominated alongside Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Sir Mo Farah for top honours at the 2022 Ethnicity Awards

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    Press Release: TikTok, Tesco and Channel 4 nominated alongside Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Sir Mo Farah for top honours at the 2022 Ethnicity Awards

    • Individuals from major businesses like TikTok and Tesco were nominated for top honours alongside corporations such as BP and Lloyd’s Banking Group at Britain’s most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethic awards event
    • Farah shortlisted for the prestigious Sports Personality gong ahead of October’s Ethnicity Awards after major career achievements and reclamation of their real name
    • Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Edward Enninful will battle it out in the Burberry Inspirational Public Figure category
    • Dave, Emeli Sandé and Stormzy are among stars nominated for the music prize, with TV favourite Alison Hammond listed in other categories

    The shortlist for the annual Ethnicity Awards, held in association with HSBC UK, has been announced with an array of inspirational celebrities and public figures leading the nominations.

    The awards recognise individuals with a track record of working to advance equality and opportunity for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in society.

    Global corporations like BP, Paramount and Lloyd’s Banking Group are in the running for accolades alongside notable individuals including TikTok’s global head of diversity and inclusion Priscilla Baffour and head of buying/supply chain at Tesco Leon Donald plus incredible charities like Sporting Equals who are the only organisation in the UK to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity.

    Mandy Mayers at Channel 4 and Ronke Phillips at ITV have been shortlisted for a Workplace Hero Award while Nationwide, GSK and Sainsbury’s will all battle it out under the Network Group category.

    Elsewhere, double-double Olympic gold medallist Sir Mo Farah, who just this month opened up about being illegally trafficked to the UK under a false name and forced to work as a domestic servant, is nominated for his phenomenal career achievements and recent reclamation of his real name – Hussein Abdi Kahin.

    Meanwhile, big names including Little Mix star Leigh-Anne Pinnock have been shortlisted for accolades.

    Pinnock is nominated for her activism in fighting against racism and being an example of how a prominent public figure can act and stand up to advance the rights of their communities.

    Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful is also nominated in Pinnock’s category. Enninful is a fundamental part of the fashion industry, having used his platform to promote inclusion across the board.

    Actor Dev Patel, who has campaigned openly and honestly on racism and favouritism issues, plus TV favourites Alison Hammond and Jermaine Jenas are listed for awards too.

    Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah and Arsenal FC talent Bukayo Saka are singled out for their high-profile stances for racial, gender, and faith equality. Joining them in the Sports Personality category is the fastest woman in British history, Dina Asher-Smith.

    Musicians Dave, Emeli Sandé and Stormzy are nominated for accolades, whilst Professor Jonathan Van- Tam and the first hijab-wearing MP, Apsana Begum, are also on the shortlist.

    Comedian Mo Gilligan and international music artist Olivia Rodrigo is listed too.

    A number of charities have also been nominated for awards, including Black Heroes Foundation, Muslim Council of Britain and Jewish Women’s Aid.

    Founder of the Ethnicity Awards, Sarah Garrett MBE, said:

    “These awards exist to shine a light on the individuals, organisations and charities who are helping to make the world a better place for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities during what continues to be a very challenging time.

    “The fact there continues to be racist abuse at sporting events, racial profiling in fashion, regressive stances in politics and stereotyping across the board, to name but a few problems shows that we still have a long way to go. However, every nominee here has used their platform to shine a light on issues facing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

    “I’d therefore like to congratulate all those on the shortlist, you have all done important work to advance equality and promote opportunity. I can’t wait to celebrate with you at the Ethnicity Awards in October.”

    Coral Taylor from sponsors HSBC UK, official partner of the Ethnicity Awards said:

    “HSBC is incredibly proud to once again be an official partner of the Ethnicity Awards, shining a spotlight on efforts to address systemic barriers and ensure people have equal opportunities to realise their full potential. Congratulations and good luck to all of the incredible role models and change makers nominated this year.”

    The full 2022 Ethnicity Awards shortlist:

    ONLINE INFLUENCER

    Adam Eli

    Zuhair Hassan (Big Zuu)

    Naomi and Natalie (everydayracism)

    Kaushal

    Mawaan Rizwan

    Nabela Noor

    Nadir Nahdi

    Shu Lin (dejashu)

    Andres Barrientos and Amin Mohammed (Yung Filly & Chunkz)

    Zeze Millz

    PUBLIC SERVICE OR CAMPAIGNER

    Apsana Begum MP

    Baroness Sayeeda Warsi

    Humza Yousaf MSP

    Jonathan Van-Tam

    Lord Simon Woolley

    Munira Wilson MP

    Thangam Debbonaire MP

    Taiwo Owatemi MP

    Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP

    Zita Holbourne

    BURBERRY INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC FIGURE

    Dev Patel

    Edward Enninful

    Golda Rosheuvel

    Johannes Radebe

    June Sarpong

    Leigh-Anne Pinnock

    Letitia Wright

    Maya Rudolph

    Simone Ashley

    Simu Liu

    MUSIC ARTIST

    AJ Tracey

    Celeste

    Charli XCX

    Dave

    Emeli Sandé

    Lady Leshurr

    Little Simz

    Mitski

    Olivia Rodrigo

    Stormzy

    PRESENTER, JOURNALIST, OR HOST

    Alison Hammond

    Ayshah Tull

    Charlene White

    Clive Myrie

    Dr. Ranj Singh

    Elaine Chong

    Jermaine Jenas

    Krishnan Guru-Murthy

    Mo Gilligan

    Ranvir Singh

    MEDIA PROGRESS MOMENT

    Azeem Rafiq and the Yorkshire County Cricket Club

    Bridgerton’s South Asian Representation

    Channel 4’s Black to Front

    Channel 4’s Unapologetic

    Disney’s Encanto

    Mancs on the Mic Podcast

    Moments That Shaped: Queer Black Britain Documentary

    Patrick Vernon Windrush Scandal Activism

    Pixar’s Turning Red

    Steven Barlett’s Diary of a CEO Podcast

    SPORTS PERSONALITY

    Alex Yee

    Bukayo Saka

    Dina Asher-Smith

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin

    Karenjeet Kaur Bains

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson

    Mo Farah (Hussein Abdi Kahin)

    Mohamed Salah

    Natasha Jonas

    Nicholas Dlamini

    MACQUARIE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITIES

    Jabeer Butt OBE

    Janett Walker

    Kevin Fenton

    Lydia Amoah

    Mohsin Zaidi

    Rohit Sagoo

    Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

    Susan Cueva

    Tam Hau-Yu

    Yvonne Thompson

    CHARITY OR COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

    100 Black Men of London

    Aleto Foundation

    Black Heroes Foundation

    Black Minds Matter UK

    Include Me Too

    Jewish Women’s Aid

    Muslim Council of Britain

    Naz

    South East and East Asian Centre

    Sporting Equals

    EXCEPTIONAL INCLUSION

    Ade Rawcliffe – ITV

    Ama Ocansey – BNP Paribas

    Dara Jafari – Faithful and Gould

    Farhana Kuddus – 10x Banking

    Marlon Wilson – BT

    Nwachukwu Aghanya – PWC

    Priscilla Baffour – TikTok

    Safia Kukaswadia – Burberry

    Sophia Lee – Paramount

    Yasir Mirza – Financial Times

    PARAMOUNT INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

    Ashrina Parmar – Smith + Nephew

    Asif Aziz – Cadent Gas

    Rim Adem – CBRE

    Sahar Shepperd – Johnson & Johnson

    Leon Donald – Tesco

    Aalia Datoo – Macfarlanes

    Sade Oladugbewo – Vodafone

    Ona Odili – Clifford Chance

    Maxine Goddard – Sompo International

    Nav Khinda – UBS

    LLOYD’S BANKING GROUP CHAMPION (ALLY)

    Bea Martin – UBS

    Charlotte Eaton – OVO

    Emma Osborn – Network Rail

    Lisa Waterhouse – National Grid

    Marc Donovan – Boots

    Mark Taylor – RSM UK

    Nigel Hayward – Arcadis

    Paul Fuller – Balfour Beatty

    Paul Plewman – Macquarie

    Zealah Bringley – KPMG

    NATIONAL GRID WORKPLACE HERO

    Bianca Mason – ABRDN

    El Kanagavel – Dentsu UK

    Johanna Copol – BNY Mellon

    Mandy Mayers – Channel 4

    Toly Falade – BP

    Tonie Odeniyi – Amazon

    Ramesh Pani – Ashurst

    Reesha Siniara – Openreach

    Ronke Phillips – ITV

    Zee Botchway – Wickes

    LEGAL & GENERAL FUTURE LEADER

    Angelina Abel – Environment Agency

    Christine Ondimu – HSBC UK

    Jacob Gibson – Lloyds Banking Group

    Josephine Nzuruba – LSEG

    Kalm Paul-Christian – Natwest Group

    Lynette Kebirungi – Rolls-Royce

    Nasir Ahmed – Atos

    Rachel Henry – Boots

    Samir Manek – Mishcom De Reya

    Shahid Zaman – Tarmac

    NETWORK GROUP OR ERG

    Beyond Multicultural UK&I Employee Network – Avanade

    Culture Club – Legal & General

    EMEA Black Inclusion Group – Moody’s

    Race Together – Nationwide

    EMBRACE ERG – GSK

    Roots – MediaCom UK

    I AM ME – Sainsbury’s

    Serco EMBRACE – Serco

    Rise – SEGA Europe

    Allen & Overy

    BT OUTSTANDING EMPLOYER

    Lloyd’s Banking Group

    Moody’s

    National Grid

    Paramount

    Arcadis

    KPMG

    BP

    HSBC UK

    Stonewater

    BT

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