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Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral | September 16th

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Robert and Andrew Pearce has been shortlisted for the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards

Andrew and Robert Pearce from Southsea, Portsmouth has been shortlisted for the ­ Entrepreneur of Excellence Awardat the National Diversity Awards 2016.

 

Charities and Role Models from across the UK will gather at the breathtaking Anglican Cathedral on September 16th 2016 for The National Diversity Awards.

The Best of British Diversity will travel to Liverpool to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.

Over 20,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.

Creatiques Bridal Boutique is an award winning company based in Southsea. Co-owned by passionate industry professionals Andrew and Robert Pearce, the Hampshire based team has just celebrated their 25th trading year within the bridal industry. Andrew and rob are partners in business and also in marriage, having met now over 16 years ago they confirmed there partnership when they became civil partners 10 years ago and then on the 18th September changing it to a marriage.this would have been Robs’ mum and dads wedding anniversary.

Home to over 130 samples gowns from top designers Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero, Eliza Jane Howell, Enzoani, House of Mooshki, Sincerity Bridal, Lillian West and Mark Lesley.

With such a competitive and diverse industry to contend with, Andrew, Rob and their small team pride themselves on their ethos, offering a completely unique, and personalised service to each and every one of their brides, establishing a trusted and consistent relationship from “Your First Step Through The Creatiques Door, to Your First Step Down The Aisle…” The Creatiques Team has shown that they are consistent, concise and have been trained to an exceptionally high standard.

Creatiques have recently won title of ‘Best Bridal Retailer’ at the 2015 Bridal Buyer Awards, held in Harrogate in mid September. This prestigious title is highly recognised within the Bridal Industry and a great achievement for Creatiques, and local independent business’ within Portsmouth. For a small business to win such a prominent award is quite something.

We are thrilled and completely overwhelmed with having received this shortlisting for this prestigious awards.

The prestigious black tie event is definitely one to mark down on your calendar and provides recognition for excellence regardless of race, faith, religion,

gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.

Microsoft will be just one of the brands supporting a skyfall of diversity talent alongside Adidas, Direct Line Group, ThoughtWorks, Financial Ombudsman

Service, Kier, MI5, MI6, GCHQ, PwC, Transport for London, ITV and The Open University.

A spokesperson for Adidas commented “Our objective is to have a workforce that is as diverse in it’s make up as our consumers in the market place.

Showing commitment, providing support, being real and partnering with authentic organizations like National Diversity Awards will stand us in good

stead to achieve this.”

Designed to highlight the country’s most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA’s are supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Sir Lenny

Henry amongst many.

British Diver & Television Presenter Tom Daley also applauded the awards stating, “The National Diversity Awards is a celebration of the fantastic work within Diversity, Equality & Inclusion by all positive role models and community organisations. Everybody who has been nominated and shortlisted is striving towards making society better for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. This is important because you are having a positive impact to people’s lives.

I would like to wish all the shortlisted nominees the very best of luck at this year’s National Diversity Awards.” He added.

Previous winners include Huddersfield based Disability Theatre Group Shabang!, Freedom Fighting Refugee Aderonke Apata, and Foster Focus Founder

Luke Rodgers.

Internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Rachel looked back on her time winning the positive role model award in 2013 “It truly was a tremendously

uplifting emotional evening, and I don’t think there was a single person in the room who would disagree with that! The evening represented

everything that is good about our society”.

Rachel went on to receive the award for battling successfully against a potentially life limiting illness to produce works of art that are applauded worldwide.

She continued “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating an exceptional night, the challenges ahead are still enormous, but with the ND Award in my hand, I will journey forward with renewed hope and ambition to try to do so much more, and in my efforts, hopefully I will, in some way,contribute to making the vital cultural shift within our society.”

Paul Sesay, Founder of The National Diversity Awards & The BEAM Awards said “The quality of nominations exceeds my expectations every year. This year was no exception with a host of inspirational role models and community organisations nominated across the country. Those shortlisted should be extremely proud, you truly are all winners and I wish each and every one of you the very best of luck.”

To view a full list of nominees please visit www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/shortlist