Within your application we’d love to see how you evidence progression on socio-economic diversity and go beyond that of the ‘Inclusive Employment Award’ which celebrates businesses that remove barriers to employment and progression for disadvantaged, underrepresented or minority groups, creating a more diverse and inclusive London workforce.

Eligibility

Organisations should be advancing socio-economic diversity at senior levels and may also be a Top 75 Employer on the Social Mobility Employer Index,  a signatory to the Social Mobility Pledge or other similar initiatives.

Applicants should be able to evidence progression on socio-economic diversity and go beyond that of the ‘Inclusive Employment Award’ which celebrates businesses that remove barriers to employment and progression for disadvantaged, underrepresented or minority groups, creating a more diverse and inclusive London workforce.

Businesses of all sizes from across the UK should apply.

Examples of Advancing Socio-economic Diversity in Business:

Organisations who are:

  • collecting socio-economic background data on existing employees

  • are achieving good response rates to employee data collection surveys (confirm % if possible)

  • have an action plan or targets to make improvements, with a particular focus on progression, overseen by accountable leadership

Applications now open

When making an application please follow the Lord Mayor’s Award – Guidance notes 2022, where you will find further information about how to answer each question on the application form.

Please also follow the General Guidance document applicable to all categories.

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Key dates

Applications Open: 4 April 2022

Applicant Enquiries: Please contact us on dragonawards@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Applications Close: 31 May 2022

Shortlist Announced: September 2022

Winners Announced: 27 September 2022 at a special awards ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor at Mansion House. Winners will be announced on Twitter @Dragon_Awards #dragonawards2022 and will be updated here after the ceremony.

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