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Preston wellbeing entrepreneur nominated in National Diversity Awards

Posted on - 7th June, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Competitions, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Lee Chambers
Lee is up for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award

A Preston wellbeing entrepreneur has been nominated in the National Diversity Awards 2021.

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Lee Chambers, psychologist and founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing, is up for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award.

The National Diversity Awards celebrate individuals’ dedication to helping others and making a difference to equality, diversity and inclusion in society. Nominees are recognised in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.

Lee launched Essentialise after overcoming his own health struggles, including mental wellbeing challenges and chronic physical illness.

Read more: How this Preston man’s personal wellbeing journey led him to helping others

Lee said: “Being nominated has filled me with hope in what has been a challenging year. Just seeing the amazing people who I have been nominated alongside makes me feel very lucky.

“I’ve been working for free with the NHS and schools on wellbeing and inclusion over this past year, and this is lovely recognition of both that and my work with Essentialise and on the radio.”

Read more: Deepdale man nominated in Positive Role Model category at National Diversity Awards

ITV News will be working in association with the National Diversity Awards to highlight role models and community organisations on regional and national news channels.

The awards have also attracted a growing list of famous supporters including Adam Hills, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.

Sir Lenny Henry CBE won last year’s Celebrity of the Year gong. He said; “Diversity to me means involving everybody without any discrimination; it means having integrated groups in society, it means fairness and total inclusion and that’s what the National Diversity Awards are about.”

To read more about Lee’s nomination, visit the National Diversity Awards website.


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