Barclays, Alium Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, IBM, Aimia and London Wildlife Trust were recognised as winners of the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards that took part in Mansion House Wednesday 30th September. The Awards, now in its 28th year is among the most established and distinguished Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the UK.
Before the award ceremony Lord Mayor joined charities for a photocall and went for a tour visiting offices of the companies like Euroclear PLC, NatWest, Alium Partners (this year helped 2000 young people in East London to go through the program of achieving leadership potential, 70% gained employment after the training), Societe Generale, City A.M, Barclays, Lloyds Register, Jardine Lloyd Thompson PLC, UBS Ltd that are located in the City of London and participated in the charity run.
Later in the day Lord Mayor announced the winners of the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards that acknowledges the contribution made by London businesses when it comes to sustainable and meaningful community engagement. The winners have been involved in a wide range of initiatives focussed on everything from opening up recruitment to often overlooked groups, to helping charities harness the power of big data to demonstrate their impact and improve funding streams.
List of winners:
Barclays – Lord Mayor’s Award for Longstanding Achievement
Barclays’ global 5 Million Young Futures goal is a commitment to invest £250m to help five million young people build a better future for themselves. Barclays has worked closely with Ian Mikardo High School since 2008 to support the hardest to reach young people and their families into employment, education or training.
Alium Partners – Heart of the City Award for Best New community Programme
Working with City Action and Heart of the City, the firm identified an appropriate community partner in UpRising, a youth leadership development organisation, and got involved in their graduate development programme, Fastlaners.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP – Enterprise and Employment Awards
Freshfields partnered with Business in the Community (BITC) to help deliver the Ready for Work programme which supports disadvantaged groups to gain and sustain employment and make a long-term difference to many people’s lives.
IBM – Education and Lifelong Learning Award
The IBM Summer School for Computing Subject Leaders is an immersive, intensive and practical programme to help primary school teachers to effectively teach the newly introduced computing curriculum. Delivered by IBM professionals alongside teachers and specialists from the London Connected Learning Centre, the programme aims to develop teachers’ confidence, knowledge and skills related to the computing curriculum.
Aimia – Future Proofing Charitie Award
Aimia’s project harnesses market-leading private sector knowledge, experience and resources to assist charities to better understand their impact and improve programme delivery through intelligent use and interpretation of data.
Lonfon Wildlife Trust – Community Partners Award
London Wildlife Trust has been working with Mace since 2012. During this time 1,500 Mace employees have volunteered to improve London’s open spaces to benefit hundreds of thousands of Londoners.
Photo: Lord Mayor Dragon Awards