Sensata celebrates Equality and Diversity Awards treble

Sensata was the winner of three awards including Best Race Initiative. Pictured are (l-r) Paolina Hawthorne, Managing Director, Diversity NI; Adriana Morvaiova and Lirin Cyriac, from Sensata and Sarah Travers, awards host.
Sensata was the winner of three awards including Best Race Initiative. Pictured are (l-r) Paolina Hawthorne, Managing Director, Diversity NI; Adriana Morvaiova and Lirin Cyriac, from Sensata and Sarah Travers, awards host.

Carrickfergus colleagues have been celebrating their company’s treble success at the Northern Ireland Equality and Diversity Awards 2019.

Sensata, a tyre pressure monitor maker with Carrickfergus and Antrim sites, scooped three awards at the prestigious ceremony in Titanic Belfast.

Catherine McGinnity, from Sensata, winner of the Individual Diversity Champion category, withTina McKenzie (left), CEO, Grafton Recruitment Network and Sarah Travers, awards host.

Catherine McGinnity, from Sensata, winner of the Individual Diversity Champion category, withTina McKenzie (left), CEO, Grafton Recruitment Network and Sarah Travers, awards host.

It lifted ‘Best Employer for Equality & Diversity in Northern Ireland – Large Organisation’ and ‘Best Race Initiative’ while the ‘Individual Diversity Champion’ award went to Catherine McGinnity, R&D Process Development leader with Sensata.

Organised by Legal Island, which helps HR professionals understand employment law, the initiative is sponsored by Grafton Recruitment and Jones Cassidy Brett solicitors, and supported by Diversity NI.

Speaking at the ceremony, Barry Phillips, chair of Legal Island, said: “These individuals and organisations view equality and diversity as much more than a legal tick box exercise. They value diversity and recognise the benefits it brings. By driving diversity in the workplace, they are helping to drive it in the community outside too.”