UK Social Mobility Awards

UK Social Mobility Awards Gala

London Marriott Hotel
18th October


Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. We believe we all have a shared responsibility to do business in ways that respect, protect and benefit our customers, employees, communities, suppliers and environment.

Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion (CR&I) is an integral part of the way we do business. Our combined approach encompasses diversity & inclusion, community investment and sustainability and seeks to empower sustainable growth for our people, our markets and our world.

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Madano is a London-based strategic communications consultancy working in sectors where communications are critical to success. Madano works with clients to enhance reputations, create brand awareness and deliver against our clients’ business objectives.

Madano’s expertise is concentrated in a range of core sectors, Energy, Healthcare, Built Environment, Transport and Technology. Madano also has dedicated Creative and Insights and Intelligence teams.

Madano advises clients on all major areas of communications including media and government engagement, crisis and issues management, employee engagement, thought leadership, brand development and digital.

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TheCityUK is the industry-led body representing UK-based financial and related professional services. In the UK, across Europe and globally, we promote policies that drive competitiveness, support job creation and ensure long-term economic growth.

The industry contributes nearly 10% of the UK’s total economic output and employs over 2.3 million people, with two thirds of these jobs outside London. It is the largest tax payer, the biggest exporting industry and generates a trade surplus greater than all other net exporting industries combined.

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The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) is the representative body for companies which work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.

With more than 300 members split across eight regions, CECA represents firms who, together, carry out an estimated 70-80 per cent of all civil engineering activity in the UK, in the key sectors of transport, energy, communications, waste and water.

CECA represents civil engineering contractors building and maintaining the UK’s critical infrastructure networks in transport, energy, water, waste and communications.

The Department for Work and Pensions is the largest government department in the United Kingdom, and is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. It is supported by 13 agencies and public bodies. It was created in 2001 and has four operational organisations: Jobcentre Plus, the Pension Service, the Disability and Carers Service, and the Child Maintenance Service.

It is UK’s biggest public service department and administers the state pension and a range of benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers. Its priorities are to run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment, increase saving for, and security in, later life and to create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children. The department is a major commissioner of external social science research, with the objective of providing the evidence base needed to inform departmental strategy, policy-making and delivery.

The Department also works with over 400 National Employers/Partners to provide opportunities for all their customers.

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NEW LEAF EVENTS will help you create inspirational moments.

New Leaf is a small events company that specialises in creating and delivering corporate, fundraising and celebratory occasions with maximum impact and return on investment. We believe in working closely with our clients to bring their ideas or projects to life, and to ensure their event makes a lasting impression and exceeds all expectations.

Our expert team has years of event planning experience across multiple industries, from health, legal, defence and tourism to fashion, public sector, charity and sport. We have established strong partnerships with a wide range of venues, agencies and suppliers so are able to provide clients with a complete event planning & delivery service.

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New Leaf Events is an ETHOS Initiative – Ethos is a growing network of social entrepreneurs and innovators who want to create valuable outcomes.

Corporate Citizenship Briefing is one of the world’s longest-running regular publications on responsible and sustainable business issues. Researched and written by practitioners, it aims to give managers in companies the insights they need to be effective in their jobs. It also offers a window on the world of corporate responsibility and sustainability to the many stakeholders in governments, NGOs, think-tanks and academia who work with business on solutions to the big issues of the day. Corporate Citizenship Briefing is published by Corporate Citizenship, a specialist consultancy advising businesses on sustainability.

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The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association and governing body for Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, other legal practitioners and paralegals. For more than 50 years, we have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law.

CILEx represents its 20,000 members and lobbies for change and improvements to the legal system on behalf of its members. We also offer a unique route to a legal career and becoming a qualified lawyer without a requirement to having a law degree, although entry is accessible to those holding a variety of qualification levels.

As an ‘alternative route into law’, CILEx is renowned for its diversity and opportunities supporting social mobility. This was recognised by the award for ‘Best Social mobility initiative by a professional body’ in the 2016 MemCom Membership Awards.

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The School is an award winning industry wide collaboration, led by our Partners and Members whose Vision for the School is to be “A world class collaboration to enable a sustainable built environment”.

We have four values that govern how we deliver.

  • Collaborative: We share knowledge and resources. Our direction is led by our partners and members.
  • Progressive: We deliver measurable impact through dynamic leadership.
  • Inspirational: We inspire our members and partners to drive positive change.
  • Inclusive: We exemplify respect for the planet, our colleagues and wider society.

The School is for everybody working in the Construction, FM, Homes and Infrastructure sectors who work in England, Scotland and Wales. We cover a wealth of topics from Waste & Carbon, Fairness Inclusion and Respect and The Modern Slavery Act as well as many more sustainability issues.

The School is completely FREE and allows you to access training in 5 different areas Sustainability, Offsite, BIM, Lean and Management and offers you the opportunity to attend our training and networking events, gain CPD points, complete a self assessment and get a bespoke action plan, complete e-learning modules and various training resources.

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The SMC is an independent statutory body (an organisation created by an Act of Parliament). In line with the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016, it is a continuation of the body previously called the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.


We are responsible for:

  • publishing an annual report setting out our views on the progress made towards improving social mobility in the United Kingdom
  • promoting social mobility in England, for example, by challenging employers, the professions, universities and schools to play their part in promoting social mobility
  • carrying out and publishing research in relation to social mobility
  • providing advice to ministers (at their request) on how to improve social mobility in England – this advice must then be published

Who we are
The commission is comprised of a chair and commissioners who are appointed by a public appointments process. A small secretariat, based in London, supports the SMC.

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