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RIDI Celebrates Exceptional Achievements in Disability Confident Recruitment

This year’s Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) Awards have been presented.

The winners attended a reception at the Walkie-Talkie building in London to accept awards for the impact of their disability confident recruitment practices.


Those recognised at the awards included organisations of all sizes, from family-owned-and-run businesses like Marsham Court Hotel to large multinationals including KPMG.

Sponsors of the awards, which had two new categories this year - ‘Building Disability Confidence’ for those organisations at the start of their journey and ‘Creating Disability Confident Recruiters’, for those with long established Disability Confident programmes – included Amazon, PageGroup, Robert Walters Group, and Saxton Bampfylde.

The 2023 RIDI Award-winners and highly commended were: 

1.     Building Disability Confidence 

Winner: MRL Consulting.  Highly commended: Tate Recruitment  

2.     Creating Disability Confident Recruiters

Winner: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Highly commended: Randstad Sourceright 

3.     Disability Confident: Private Sector

Winner: Marsham Court. Highly commended: KPMG UK 

4.     Disability Confident: Public Sector 

Winner: Arts Council  

5.     Disability Specialist 

Winner: The Empowerment Passport  

6.     Inclusive Recruitment Campaign 

Winner: Jacobs UK. Highly commended: Tarmac 

7.     Inclusive Technology 

Winner: Occupational Psychology Services, Cabinet Office 

8.     Making a Difference: Private Sector 

Winner: PageGroup  

9.     Making a Difference: Public Sector 

Winner: Arts Council  

10.  Pioneer of the Year 

Winner: FT, Early Careers Inclusive Programmes 


“I am immensely proud to extend my heartfelt congratulations to this year's RIDI Award winners,” said Kate Headley, RIDI’s Chair and Government Disability Access Ambassador for the Recruitment sector.

“Your dedication and commitment to fostering disability confident recruitment practices serve as a beacon of inspiration for the entire industry.  

“Your remarkable achievements not only celebrate inclusivity but also reaffirm the power of embracing diversity within the workforce. There is no excuse not to welcome disabled talent.”

For further details about the RIDI Awards 2023, please visit 



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