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Shepherd and Wedderburn named Diversity Star Performer in prestigious diversity awards

Posted: 10th October 2019

Shepherd and Wedderburn was last night (9 Oct) named Diversity Star Performer in the 250-1,000 employees category at The Herald & GenAnalytics Diversity Awards 2019.

Now in their fourth year, the awards recognise companies, organisations and individuals, “demonstrating a strong commitment and track record of achievement in ensuring that everyone in our society has the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions, aspirations and potential”.

(L-R) Lee Ann Panglea, Head of CIPD for Scotland and Northern Ireland; Lauren Miller, Senior Associate Shepherd and Wedderburn; Carole Ritchie, HR Director, Shepherd and Wedderburn; John Grady, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn; Amy Conachan, TV actor and event host; Yvonne Brady, Head of Diversity, Development and Inclusion at Shepherd and Wedderburn; and Judith Stephenson, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn.

The firm’s diversity and inclusion projects are led by its five focus groups (gender; race, faith and belief; healthy working lives; LGBTIA and social mobility), which comprise colleagues from across the business.

Accepting the award, Yvonne Brady, Shepherd and Wedderburn’s Head of Diversity, Development and Inclusion, said: “We are delighted and honoured to receive this award. It is testament to  the hard work of all our colleagues towards achieving a fully inclusive working environment. However, we know there is much more to do and are enthusiastic about meeting that challenge.”



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