The Diversity in Media Awards have three new sponsors and they’re pretty spectacular

Here’s which media giants are backing Britain’s inaugural Diversity in Media Awards



The 2017 Diversity in Media Awards are delighted to announce three new sponsors – The Economist, Getty Images and All3Media. HuffPost UK has also been announced as the official media partner for the event. 


Presented by BBC newsreader and DIVA columnist Jane Hill, The Diversity in Media Awards are taking place at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel on 15 September and will celebrate the individuals and organisations whose work helps to promote the values of equality, diversity and inclusion in all forms of media.


Dawn Airey, CEO of Getty Images told us:


“Media has a responsibility to close the gap of intolerance and fear.  We must continue to create new content that is representative of what the world looks like today, challenging beliefs through visuals and stories that shift attitudes and resonate with a broader audience. Getty Image’s mission is to move the world with images, and I truly can't think of anything more moving than to be able to sponsor a national media awards ceremony that celebrates the courage behind that shift.”


Chief Operating Officer of All3Media, Sara Geater, commented that “having a diverse team and a diverse community enhances all our lives and drives value in our businesses on every level. All3Media is delighted the be sponsoring the Diversity in Media Awards for the next three years.”


A host of stars have been shortlisted for an award, including DJ and presenter Reggie Yates, former footballer Rio Ferdinand, documentary presenter Stacey Dooley, TV royalty Graham Norton, actor Glynis Barber and actor/comedian Liz Carr.  Visit for all the shortlists.


Linda Riley, CEO of awards organisers the Global Diversity Company said:


“We live in an always-on age, and what we read, see and hear needs to be an accurate reflection of 21st century Britain. We applaud companies and individuals who recognise the importance of serving all of our diverse communities, and I fervently hope that by shining a light on their achievements that we will encourage others to follow suit.”


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