ROLE MODELS and charities were honoured nationwide at Friday's ceremony at the breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, rewarding Britain's most inspirational people for their fight against inequality.

Community heroes from across the UK gathered in the bustling city of Liverpool to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated exceptional devotion to diversity, equality and inclusion.

Neomi Bennett beat seven others in the running for the entrepreneur of excellence award.

Neomi is a Registered Nurse and in her own time has created a life saving product called Neo-slip, which has developed into a highly successful business. Multi Award Winning Neo-slip is a novel, innovative yet practical solution that aids application of hospital stockings.

The company now supplies 34 hospitals across the UK, approved by NHS supply chain and available on NHS prescription (FP10). In addition, Neo-slip is available in independent pharmacies. Neomi recently won a scholarship from the Florence Nightingale foundation and has carried out clinical audits in hospitals. This incredibly talented self-taught young lady is breaking barriers and leading the way in Nurse led Innovation. 

A record 20,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide. Microsoft were just one of the brands supporting a skyfall of diversity talent – positive role models, community organisations and entrepreneurs from a variety of communities.

Other sponsors included adidas Group, the Army, Financial Ombudsman Service, Kier Group, PwC, MI5, GCHQ, MI6, Thought Works, Direct Line Group, Transport for London, ITV, The Open University, The Voice Newspaper & Able Magazine. 

See video testimonials for the Neo-slip product on You Tube HERE