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The Investors in Diversity Award became an idea and was discussed at the Manchester offices of the old Commission for Racial Equality.
Post 9/11 discussions with the old Commission for Racial Equality began again with renewed determination to make the Investors in Diversity Award a reality.
A steering group of EDI experts, academics, Chief Executives from all three sectors and psychologists gathered to create a set of standards which would ensure organisations could achieve a positive culture change.
The National Centre for Diversity was founded by our CEO Solat Chaudhry.
The first draft of the Investors in Diversity Award Standards were put out to consultation to organisations across all sectors; including IBM, National Learning Skills Council, the Department for Education and the British Chambers of Commerce.
The Investors in Diversity Award was launched at the House of Commons by the then Chief Executive of IBM, Larry Hirst, the then Secretary of State Rt Honourable Hilary Benn and the then President of the British Chamber of Commerce.
Park Lane College became the first organisation to be accredited with the Investors in Diversity Award.
First Bus Hampshire became the first Private Sector organisation to be accredited with the Investors in Diversity Award.
Working closely with finance giants Aon, the EDI Diagnostics were developed.
The Investors in Diversity Award was further developed to form Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Leaders in Diversity Award.
The Investors in Diversity/ Leaders in Diversity Award Standards were revised and updated.
10 Year Anniversary of the National Centre for Diversity.
The National Patrons Network held their first meeting in the House of Commons.
Masters in Diversity (Executive Leadership programme) development began.
We hosted our first Grand Awards event and announced our first NCFD Top 100 Index.
The Irish Centre for Diversity is founded, working with organisations such as Nestle, AIB, the Royal College of Surgeons and Dublin City University. Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE).
The National Centre for Diversity undertook a fundamental review of the Investors in Diversity/ Leaders in Diversity Award Standards, and the standards were developed and revised.
We create our own In-House theatre group – Diversi-theatre.
NEWTEC became the first organisation to achieve Masters in Diversity.
The National Centre for Diversity rebrands.
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