UK Social Mobility Awards

UK Social Mobility Awards Gala

London Marriott Hotel
18th October

Finalists

“Pick up any newspaper or check out any social media thread and you will read arguments about increasing inequality in our country.  And worse, much of the blame is laid at the feet of business. Yet this depressing backdrop is far from the whole picture – happily there are many pioneering organisations doing something to reverse the apparent tide.  These awards will identify and recognise those leaders with the hope that this will become the start of a movement for change.”

Ken Olisa OBE
HM Lord Lieutenant of London
Chair of the Judging Panel

“We are delighted to have shortlisted our first finalists for the UK Social Mobility Awards. We have received entries from many fantastic companies and organisations. The UK Social Mobility Awards were created to encourage UK businesses and organisations to tackle the very important issue of social mobility. We hope that companies and organisations across the country are thinking about the social mobility programmes that they are currently running, so that they enter UK Social Mobility Awards 2018 and stand a chance of getting on next year’s shortlists.”

Tunde Banjoko OBE
Chief Executive – Making The Leap

Organisational Categories

Organisation of The Year

Rothschild & Co
Grant Thornton
Deloitte.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Ministry of Justice
PwC

Innovation Award

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Penguin Random House UK
Cross-Government Social Mobility Network
Simmons & Simmons
HM Revenue & Customs
PA Consulting

Leadership of The Year

Standard Life Aberdeen Plc
Access Accountancy
PwC
Social Mobility Business Partnership
Ministry of Justice
BAE Systems/Movement to Work

Community Programme of The Year

Latymer Upper School
Barclays
Zurich Insurance PLC
PwC
Stephenson Harwood LLP
Wates

Recruitment Programme of The Year

CBRE
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Grant Thornton
Greene King
EY

Progression Programme of The Year

Santander UK
Metro Bank
Telegraph Media Group
Ministry of Justice

Individual Categories

Rising Star

Jonathan Andrews

Jonathan Andrews

Reed Smith

Honey Sanusi

Honey Sanusi

Herbert Smith Freehills

Billy Yu-Lok Ng

Billy Yu-Lok Ng

Carters Solicitors

Anna Holland-Smith

Anna Holland-Smith

The Hut Group

Laura Bilinski

Laura Bilinski

CMS

Akama Davies

Akama Davies

Oath

Champion of The Year

Angela Forbes

Angela Forbes

Lendlease

David Goodhew

David Goodhew

Latymer Upper School

Ashley Hever

Ashley Hever

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Professor Sonia Blandford

Professor Sonia Blandford

Achievement for All

Ciaran Bird

Ciaran Bird

CBRE UK

Matthew Coats

Matthew Coats

Cabinet Office

Mentor of The Year

Brenda Diver

Brenda Diver

EY

Robert Powell

Robert Powell

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Catherine Stewart

Catherine Stewart

Deloitte

Tunde Okewale

Tunde Okewale

Doughty Street Chambers

Tom Wallbank

Tom Wallbank

Faithful+Gould

Leila Thomas

Leila Thomas

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