South Yorkshire clears up at diversity awards.(News)

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service scooped three prestigious Gold Standard Awards at this year's British Diversity Awards Ceremony. The Awards are:

* Gold Standard in Public Service Champion for the brigade's work with Minority Groups;

* Gold Standard Diversity Manager of the Year for the brigade's Equality and Diversity Officer Maria Tonks: and

* Gold Standard Champion 2003 Practitioner for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

CFO Barry O'Donnell commented: "I am absolutely delighted with these awards. They recognise our commitment to equal opportunities as well as appreciating our recognition of the benefits of diversity within our own organisation and the local communities. …

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