A Blackburn entrepreneur and mental health coach has been nominated for a business award in the National Diversity Awards.

Lee Chambers, the psychologist and founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing has been put forward for the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award at the 2021 awards.

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.”

The prestigious black tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.

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.

Rachel Corp, Acting Editor, ITV News said; “We are pleased that ITV News will once again be supporting the National Diversity Awards.

“ITV News remains committed to telling the stories of those, who through their work and dedication to helping others have made a difference; enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in our society.”

The UK’s largest diversity awards has attracted a growing list of supporters including Adam Hills, Graham Norton and Katie Piper.

The National Diversity Awards receives over 60,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, “As we enter our 10th awards season, The National Diversity Awards prepare to welcome a host of outstanding role models and charities to our family.

“We look to those who represent progress, spirit and resilience, and I cannot wait to learn about the wonderful work being carried out this year”.

The Breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 4th February 2022. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities.