Picture of Trudi Beswick Caudwell Children CEO

The long-serving Chief Executive of  Caudwell Children, Trudi Beswick, has been announced as one of the finalists in the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achiever’ category of the National Diversity Awards 2020.

First held in 2014, the National Diversity Awards celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.

Paul Sesay, Founder and CEO of the National Diversity Awards, commented, “During difficult and challenging times, it is now more important than ever to recognise our countries true role models. The nation has embraced the diversity of our country and exceeded every other year by submitting a record breaking 64,000 nominations and votes. Let me reiterate that creating this shortlist was no easy task. The profound impact made by all our nominees is astonishing, and I feel personally encouraged to know that so many lives are being changed for the better due to the many causes being championed by all of you.

After weeks of deliberating and thousands of heartfelt testimonials later, I am delighted to finally present to you the best of British Diversity. Congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees, it is an honour to recognise your fearlessness, resilience and humanitarian efforts with the rest of the world. Let’s continue the fight for justice, unity and equality for all”.

High profile celebrities, Katie Piper, Alex Brooker, Ade Adepitan MBE and Emmerdale star Ash Palmisciano were on this year’s judging panel, dedicating their time to help choose the highly anticipated shortlist.

Staged in association with ITV News, the winners will be announced at a black tie event to be help in the breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 26th February 2021.

Mrs Beswick commented on the announcement: “I’m extremely humbled to have been nominated and shortlisted for these important awards. I have a deep embedded desire to create a fair society and from day one working to develop the charity I have listened to all of our stakeholders and tried to address the needs of everyone regardless of disability, race, sexuality or background. Seeing the children and families we support flourish is reward enough, but to be recognised amongst such an inspirational group of nominees is quite overwhelming.”

For a full list of the finalists and to find out more information about the National Diversity Awards, visit https://nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/