HIT Wins Diversity & Inclusion Award!

We were very excited to attend Herts Chamber of Commerce’s Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2022, after being shortlisted for the Diversity and Inclusion Award. Our HIT core team attended and were thrilled to pick up this award during the ceremony. The Diversity and Inclusion Award was sponsored by Morgan Sindall who are featured in the above photo, Norma Odain-Hines (l) and Sally Bedwell (r) along with our HIT core team.

Briege Leahy, CEO of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Congratulations to Herts Inclusive Theatre for being a prime example of how accepting and diverse an organisation should be. It’s clear to see that the charity has a real impact on the lives of its participants and staff by using the arts to create a free and happy space for everyone.”

Caroline Stevens, Director at Herts Inclusive Theatre, said “Herts Inclusive Theatre is delighted to have been recognised with the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2022 Inspiring Herts Awards. As we enter our 21st Anniversary year we strive to bring inclusivity through the arts to communities across Hertfordshire. Providing and supporting people with a ‘stage for everyone’ no matter their ability or background. Over the past 21 years we have been developing, learning, discovering, and pushing the boundaries of inclusion whilst celebrating the abilities of all the people we work with. This award recognises the hard work and dedication of our participants, their families, volunteers, freelancers, and staff who bring inclusivity to Hertfordshire.”

Around 400 delegates attended the awards ceremony, which was sponsored by Viatris and SA Law, along with a number of local dignitaries, including; Kate Holland Hibbert, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire; and Professor Damian Ward, Dean, Hertfordshire Business School.

You can read a full article on our win via The Gazette: Hemel Today here