Awards night Tuesday 14th November Grosvenor House, London


Diversity in business – do we have a sophisticated understanding? 

Date: to be confirmed

Cost: FREE

Diversity in business – do we have a sophisticated understanding? 

Diversity Champions are important to UK business because they role model inclusion. They are the people taking action to ensure inclusion and diversity objectives are achieved: they are making inclusion an everyday reality. We want to ensure that we are challenging the status quo and know what really is at the forefront for British Business when it comes to this subject. Do we have a sophisticated understanding of diversity of ALL kinds – Gender, race, neurodiversity, sexual orientation. Listen to our exclusive webinar to explore these conversations further, date to be confirmed.


The Panel

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Jon Briggs

Jon Briggs - Chair

Broadcast Journalist  & Communications Consultant

Jon Briggs has been a broadcast journalist for the BBC and ITN for 35 years. His credits include anchoring BBC Radio 5’s Breakfast News show, reporting for BBC Radio 4’s current affairs programmes, and chairing London’s top weekly political discussion programme for LBC.

Jon is a highly experienced international conference moderator, having hosted over 400 international events for many of the world’s largest companies, from Rolls Royce and Jaguar Land Rover to IBM, Pernod Ricard, Vodafone, Hewlett Packard and Ericsson. He is an experienced interviewer – having grilled everyone from Bill Clinton, Jack Welch and John Major to Buzz Aldrin, Sir Richard Branson and Alan Greenspan.

Jon is also one of the best-known commercial voices in the UK. Recognised as the original Voice of Apple’s iPhone assistant Siri in the UK and the voice of the BBC’s Weakest Link quiz show. He owned and ran one of the UK’s top talent agencies – Excellent Talent - representing 200 of the UK’s top artists for 25 years until 2020.

Jon has a vast amount of experience in all modes of spoken presentation, live and recorded. He has coached a large number of Fortune 500 C-Suite executives to enhance their public communications skills. He trains, speaks and lectures on the power of the human voice, and why you should and could use it better than you do. In 2019 he chaired the judges panel for the English Speaking Union’s International Public Speaking Competition. 


Sarah Austin

Director & Founder - The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards

Sarah Austin is a leading voice of the awards & events industry. Sarah’s new venture includes the launch of The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards.

In partnership with Lloyds Bank, these awards are the UK’s most prestigious business awards ceremony with a rigorous judging programme and a series of networking opportunities across the year.

Sarah Austin profile meet the team

In addition to this, Sarah is a Non-Exec Director at the Tate Galleries and also sits on the Tate Modern Advisory Council, which allows her to advise their events team on sales, delivery and execution strategies whilst being surrounded by incredible priceless artwork.

Aisha Shaibu - Broadcast Journalist & Communications Consultant

Aisha Shabaibu

Broadcast Journalist  & Communications Consultant

Aisha Shaibu is a prominent LGBTQ+ activist and founder of Moonlight Experiences; an award-winning experiences & events organization dedicated to the celebration of diverse queer culture and belonging. Through harnessing the economic power of tourism and nightlife Moonlight Experiences is decolonizing travel to uplift marginalized voices whilst supporting queer women, LGBTQ+ spaces, and creatives.  Since launching in London, Moonlight Experiences has expanded to other cities in Europe, Africa, and the USA.