Businessman nominated for being a 'positive role model for gender'

Lee Chambers <i>(Image: Lee Chambers)</i>
Lee Chambers (Image: Lee Chambers)

A businessman has been nominated as a positive role model for gender at the National Diversity Awards.

Blackburn entrepreneur Lee Chambers has been nominated in this year’s National Diversity Awards, a UK diversity event that celebrates the achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society.

Mr Chambers, who founded Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing in 2020, has been recognised as a positive role model for gender, focusing on his work to tackle health inequalities, workplace discrimination and education on topics including allyship and menopause.

Mr Chambers said: “I’m passionate and driven to both be a role model and create a sustained impact in business and in the community.

“The fact that someone has taken the time to put me forward and others have backed that up is something that makes me feel grateful and appreciative of the support that I’ve had in doing this work.

Lancashire Telegraph: Lee Chambers
Lancashire Telegraph: Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers (Image: Lee Chambers)

“While the awards cover every area of Great Britain, I’m hoping to bring the spotlight back to Lancashire and inspire others to pick up the torch and make a difference in their local areas.”

This is not the only recognition Mr Chambers has received, as this week he represented Lancashire businesses at 10 Downing Street, in discussion with the Prime Minister and Chancellor on business challenges and economic conditions. He also attended the Great British Entrepreneur’s Reception at a closed event with a select group of British business owners and venture capitalists.

Founded in 2012, the concept of the National Diversity Awards arose when founder, Paul Sesay and his team identified an urgent need for more positive role models to be actively promoted, with the aim to empower and inspire the wide breadth of diverse communities across the UK.

The National Diversity Awards will be held on September 15 at the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The ceremony highlights role models and community organisations across the UK for their selfless devotion to equality, diversity and inclusion.

A record breaking 75,000 people were nominated last year and with the ever increasing need for cohesion between communities from all walks of life, The National Diversity Awards is sure to deliver it’s grandest celebration of diversity.