What is REM Trailblazer?

The Trailblazer series spotlights forward-thinking organisations that are implementing impactful solutions to drive race equality.

It was developed in response to regular requests from people who wanted to know which organisations were successfully taking action and making an impact on race equality.

Organisations apply to be Trailblazers and their applications are assessed by an independent judging panel. If successful, they are awarded a Trailblazer medal.

Applications are now open.



What is REM Trailblazer?
What Is The Purpose Of Trailblazers?
Types of Trailblazers & Validity.
Why Should My Organisation Get Involved?

If your organisation are making a difference tackling Race Inequality You should apply

Trailblazer represents those organisations working towards tackling race inequality and each step no matter how small goes towards making a difference to the those who are ethnically diverse within your workforce. Trailblazers gives your organisation the opportunity to be recognised for the difference you are making. There is no cost to apply, so why not share the work you are doing and see if you can be recognised along with these changemakers!

Cadent Gas Tell us what impact achieving their Bronze Trailblazer award had on their organisation.

Achieving Trailblazer status led to us becoming the first Gas Distribution network to be recognised in this way.  It has enabled us to highlight to people interested in working in our industry and in our sector, that we are serious about improving racial equality and welcome ethnic minority talent into the organisation.  It also served to signal to our existing employees that Cadent is making significant strides in achieving its ambition to becoming an Anti Racist organisation.


Of Judges said Trailblazer status increases buy-in from leadership and stakeholder groups towards tackling race inequality


Of Judges said Trailblazer status encourages the pursuit of racial equality within the workplace.


Said it would help organisations attract diverse talent.


Of Judges said Trailblazer status encourages organisations to keep the momentum going in tackling race inequality.

Achieving a Trailblazer enables your organisation to:


Show your community that you are serious about tackling race inequality.


Demonstrate to your employees and future employees that you provide and inclusive and positive workplace environment.

Expert Feedback

Receive feedback on the work you are doing and expert advice on how you can push the dial forward to create even more impact.

Apply to be a Wave 5 Trailblazer

Apply to be a Wave 5 Trailblazer

  • Silver Briefing

    A SILVER Trailblazer is an organisation, at the next stage of its journey, that has taken all of their  learnings and used them to increase the scale of their impact tackling Race inequality. If you believe your organisation could meet the criteria and achieve Silver we have now opened the application so that organisations can apply for either Bronze or Silver depending on where they feel they are on their journey.

  • Apply: Silver Trailblazer

    A Silver Trailblazer is an organisation that has shown dedication and commitment to achieving scale and impact on their journey to tackling race inequality.

Apply Now Judging Panellists

  • Apply: Judging Panel

    Apply to be a Judging Panellist.

  • Panellist Briefing Event

    Your Role as a Panellist

Free Resources to Help You Apply

  • Workshop: (1:01)

    Key benefits, application tips and advice.


  • Success Stories:

    Trailblazers and case studies.

  • Top Tips: (4.03)

    Trailblazer shares tips and impact.

  • Top Tips: (3.57)

    Trailblazer shares tips and impact.

  • Meet the Judges

    Find out who the Trailblazer Judging Panellists are.

  • Top Tips: (2.56)

    What judges are looking for.

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