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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  • 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