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UK Social Mobility Awards

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We are delighted to announce the shortlists for the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards!

“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

Organisation of the Year

Civil Service Fast Stream & Early Talent
Wates
Ministry of Justice
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Rolls Royce
CBRE

Leadership of the Year

Transport for London
KPMG
Cross-Government Social Mobility Network
Movement to Work
Team London & The Challenge
Lansec

Innovation Award

Nissan
o2
Law Society of Scotland
Legal Social Mobility Partnership
Fast Stream Opportunity Network
Simmons & Simmons

Recruitment Programme of the Year

Barclays
Bank of England
Pinsent Masons
Clifford Chance
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
EY

Progression Programme of the Year

Browne Jacobson
Mindshare
Teach First
J.P.Morgan
Metro Bank
NEX Group PLC

Community Programme of the Year

Allen & Overy
Rothschild & Co
Diageo and the Springboard Charity
DP World London Gateway
HM Revenue & Customs
Herbert Smith Freehills

Impact Management Programme of the Year

Rare Recruitment
Transport for London
Up Rising
City College Plymouth

Social Mobility Champion of the Year

Phil Davies

Phil Davies

Principal
City College Plymouth

Melanie Richards

Melanie Richards

Vice Chair
KPMG

Stephen Day

Stephen Day

Community Banking Director
Barclays

Claire-Marie Smith

Claire-Marie Smith

Director Private Banking
Coutts

Claire Misata

Claire Misata

Global Client Relationship Manager
BNP Paribas

Chris Rix

Chris Rix

Partner
Deloitte

Outstanding Achievement of the Year

Barry Matthews

Barry Matthews

Director of Legal and Third Party Sales
ITV

Debbie Akehurst

Debbie Akehurst

Head of Economy and Communities
Landsec

Richard Gould

Richard Gould

Chief Executive
Villiers Park Educational Trust

Sarah Hyde

Sarah Hyde

Counsel
CMS

Julie Mclean

Julie Mclean

Director WBLSP
City College Plymouth

Sonia Blandford

Sonia Blandford

Professor of Education & Social Enterprise
UCL – Founder and CEO, Achievement for All

Rising Star of the Year

Ricky Shearsby

Ricky Shearsby

London Youth Hub Manager
Tomorrow’s People

Nicola Hanns

Nicola Hanns

Fast Stream Opportunity Network
Civil Service

Chloe Causer

Chloe Causer

Community Connexions Support Assistant
Plymouth City Council

Christopher Achiampong

Christopher Achiampong

Apprentice
IBM

Sarah Magnier-Ashton

Sarah Magnier-Ashton

HR Manager
Vaultex UK

Claudine Adeyemi

Claudine Adeyemi

Lawyer
Mishcon de Reya

Mentor of the Year

Lorcan Lennon

Lorcan Lennon

Director
KPMG

Leila Thomas

Leila Thomas

Technical Project Manager
Thomson Reuters

Hayley Moulding

Hayley Moulding

Neuroscientist
Cardiff University

James Wickes

James Wickes

Partner
RPC

Amy Connolly

Amy Connolly

Global Client Relationship Manager
BNP Paribas

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