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We support organisations to engage with customers who speak little or no English.

We support organisations to engage with customers who speak little or no English.


Happy to Translate wins UK's Most Innovative Initiative of the Year

6th April 2017

Happy to Translate wins UK's Most Innovative Initiative of the Year

Trust Housing Association's Happy to Translate has been awarded the UK's Most Innovative EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion) Initiative of the Year 2017. The National Centre for Diversity held its prestigious Annual Grand Awards at the Queens Hotel, Leeds on 16th March. It was a night of celebration of the sheer hard work of people that work in the country's best companies in relation to Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE).

Happy to Translate was recognised for its work in developing a mobile app which facilities communication between organisations and their service users who face a language barrier.

Rhona McLead, Chief Executive of Trust Housing Association said: 'Happy to Translate acknowledges the importance of offering tools to its member organisations that are current and reflect the changing needs of their customers. Now that many organisations are moving towards the use of mobile devices for their staff, Happy to Translate has stepped up and met those needs'.

Solat Chaudhry, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Diversity said of the awards ceremony: 'I'd like to offer huge congratulations to not only the award winners, but those who were also shortlisted and nominated for one of our awards.

Beyond this year's Award evening, we at the National Centre for Diversity know that there are fantastic people right across the country; working hard to make their organisations, wider communities and the UK in general a better and more equitable place for us all. We commend you all for your hard work'.