Farnell element 14 wins prestigious award

Leeds based electronics distribution company Farnell element14 has won the “Company of the Year” category in the prestigious UK National Diversity Awards for the second year in a row, beating competition from the likes of ITV.

Shortlisted from over 4,500 nominations overall, the award identifies a company that employ a diverse workforce and is better able to understand the demographics of the marketplace it serves and whose goals are to reassure and encourage people from the most deprived areas to further their careers.

The judges selected Farnell element14 because it “showcased an outstanding contribution of team delivery for influencing change in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion. The company’s commitment to ensuring all employees are aware of what diversity means to them has been well evidenced through their diversity portal. A remarkable array of nominations demonstrates the great strides Farnell element14 has made in putting diversity at the forefront of its values.”

Catherine Kirkland, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist for Farnell element14, said: “This is a fantastic achievement! To be shortlisted from so many entries is a true testament to the progress Farnell element14 has made to drive the diversity and inclusion agenda to the next level. I am really proud to have accepted the award on behalf of the company and thank you to the diversity team for all their hard work and commitment to making this happen.”

The business has also been shortlisted for two categories at the European Diversity Awards later this week.

About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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Premier Farnell Key facts

Operations in 35 different countries
4,100 employees
Over 2 million customer contacts in 156 industries
Over 3,500 leading suppliers
Over 400,000 products stocked with access to over four million more on demand
Global leader in legislation RoHS, WEEE, REACH

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Farnell element14
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Web: www.premierfarnell.com

September 2013

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