UK Social Mobility Awards
AWARDS GALA

10th OCTOBER 2019

London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square

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Shortlist of progressive organisations and individuals announced across 11 categories for the UK Social Mobility Awards.

The 2018 Awards Gala

The third iteration of the UK Social Mobility Awards have received an incredible response with the recently announced shortlist containing 57 unique organisations chosen from 115 submitting organisations. The Awards celebrate and recognise the forward-thinking organisations developing initiatives to promote social mobility, either within their own workforce’s or by influencing the debate from beyond their own walls. By raising awareness and celebrating the people and organisations that are committed to bringing about change, together we can advance the practical implementation of social mobility in this country.

The Awards, which are in association with Capita, received an impressive array of entries. The shortlist represents a range of sectors and industries that have demonstrated excellence in their social mobility initiatives. Our independent judging panel will determine the winners, to be announced at an awards gala on 10th October 2019.

Jon Lewis, CEO, Capita

Jon Lewis, CEO of Capita, the Headline Sponsor for the Awards, praised the impact of the Awards:

“Low social mobility is one of the biggest challenges we face here in British society today. The separation between the haves and the have-nots has become more acute, not less acute. Essentially, social mobility must be an integral and conscious part of how we lead businesses in the UK. These Awards are leading that movement.”

Tunde Banjoko OBE – Chief Executive and Founder of the UK Social Mobility Awards and Making The Leap, the charity that runs the Awards, said:

“We are delighted to have shortlisted our third cohort of finalists for the UK Social Mobility Awards, having received entries from many fantastic organisations and individuals. The Awards were created to encourage organisations across the UK to see social mobility as a business imperative and embed core strategies to advance it. While we celebrate the finalists, we are clear that this is a conversation and a movement for everybody.”

To view the finalists for the 2019 UK Social Mobility Awards, click here.

The UK Social Mobility Awards is organised by leading social mobility charity Making The Leap, who have supported over 50,000 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds since 1993.

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