Inspiration, hope, opportunity, stilts and lots of cake!
Just a few words to describe our fantastic Diversity Confident celebration in Plymouth today.
With over 120 delegates, you could hear a pin drop as we heard from our amazing award winners, Andrew and Nick.
After some really challenging times, including alcohol addiction, homelessness and mental health issues, Nick has come such a long way and has now set up his own business 'Angling for Wellbeing'. Andrew won the Sheer Determination award for simply never giving up in his job search.
I think it is safe to say they both absolutely won the hearts and minds of our audience - and hopefully created many an opportunity too!
Congratulations also to Primark, our fab Employer of the Year - great to see Laura from Primark (our MC from last year) picking up the award.
Huge thanks to our awesome speakers Livewell Southwest, Smartwash, Luke Pollard MP, Andrew, Dan, Big Lottery Fund and Real Ideas Organisation. Also to Higher Beings and Street Factory for our superb entertainment.
And finally, a massive thank you to Tracey and Avril, our amazing compares for the morning.
Most definitely #nooneleftbehind!