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Diversity in Commissioning Award

Awarded to any organisation, company, individual or team that has delivered a specific scheme, project, or initiative, or can demonstrate inclusive participation in their everyday behaviour that significantly contributes to the enhancement of equality, diversity, and inclusion at work.



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For over a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Its expertise spans more than 12,000 employees in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Its engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. HDR's optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives its future.

entry criteria



Open to any organisation, company, individual or team who, within the last 12-months, has exemplified a healthy commitment to encouraging, promoting, or creating a workplace culture in which employees and colleagues feel valued, respected, and accepted. This award supports the commitment to fostering an open and inclusive commissioning environment which promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity.  You can nominate yourself or another organisation, company, individual or team that you know or work with.

Entries will be required to illustrate:

  • Policies in place to support and encourage equality

  • How diversity and inclusion is promoted

  • The impact of your diverse and inclusive workplace

  • Testimonials from a company representative, individual employee, or team member supporting the details and claims of the nomination


All entries must be submitted online. There is an option to save your entry and complete it at a later date if required, but please ensure your whole entry is submitted by the deadline date as detailed below.


Additional supporting evidence can be attached to the online entry form or emailed to Hannah. Images must be hi-res but must not exceed 10MB.  Testimonials should preferably be on letter-headed paper or a time/date-stamped email with company signature, with a 250 maximum word count per testimonial. Datasheets, brochures or catalogues WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED so please refrain from sending these. Video links or links to external websites will also NOT be accepted.


All information will be treated confidentially & will only be circulated amongst the judges. Entries are judged on merit only, with no reference to external consideration.


The closing date for entry is 26th July 2024. Please note this date is final and will not be extended.


All entrants will be informed by email as to whether, or not, they have got through to the final stage of the process.



Mark Todd, Director, Ashford Environmental Services

Peter Tse, Business Manager, BSRIA Instrument Solutions

Colin Goodwin, Technical Consultant, CIBSE

Neil Burdess, Chairman, CSA

Keith Barker, Chairman, CSA Marketing Committee

Mark Rawlings, Divisional Director, HDR

Hayden Youngs, Managing Director, Media Control Management

Juliet Loiselle, Publisher/Editor, Modern Building Services

Martin Elliott, Regional Director, RED Engineering Design

Paul Hanrahan, Director, VEXO

Ted Pilbeam, Building Services & Sustainability Director, VolkerFitzpatrick


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