A world leading manufacturer, an internationally recognised communications agency, and a major bank are just some of the organisations shortlisted for this year’s special Lord Mayor’s award celebrating trust in business.
The City of London Corporation, which runs the Annual Dragon Awards celebrating responsible business practices, has announced the shortlist for a new award that was launched this year to coincide with Lord Mayor Charles Bowman’s theme for the year.
The Lord Mayor’s Business of Trust Champion Award recognises businesses that are championing responsible business practices to create a lasting legacy of better business trusted by society.
This award is open to all businesses across the UK and the shortlisted applicants are:
- Black Sun plc
- Enforcd Limited
- Metro Bank
The shortlist includes SMEs and large corporate firms from a variety of sectors.
Over the last 30 years, many responsible businesses have applied for a Dragon Award in a range of different categories reflecting responsible business practice. These businesses have helped over 10 million people, mobilising 200,000 business volunteers and giving nearly £250 million in donations and in-kind support to London’s communities.
Previous winners reported winning new contracts, improved internal relationships, stronger reputations and increased positive PR as a result of taking part in the scheme.
Charles Bowman, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, said:
“To ensure its sustainability, business must strengthen its connections with society.
“We live in a world where trust is low, but expectations are high. Business has a key role to play in bridging this divide.
“The applicants for my award demonstrate the fantastic work already underway. However, more can always be done. I want to see more firms demonstrating their purpose, implementing our guiding principles and helping to create better business, trusted by society.”
David Amory MSc, Global Head of Marketing at AESSEAL®, added:
“Being shortlisted for the Lord Mayors Dragon Awards is a great honour for AESSEAL. Our business is built on a foundation of customer service, trust and ethical practice, it is fantastic for this to be recognised.”
All applicants will be invited to Mansion House in September where the winner will receive a prestigious ‘Dragon’ from the City’s Lord Mayor, Charles Bowman.
Since they were founded in 1987, the Awards have attracted high quality applications from a variety of organisations across London – from SMEs to big City firms.
The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards celebrate business impact in society, from increasing the diversity of their workforce to volunteering in the community to helping social enterprises to grow.
The Awards form one part of the City of London Corporation’s commitment to working in partnership with businesses, charities and neighbouring boroughs to create a more responsible, inclusive and competitive London.
As part of this drive, the City Corporation funds Heart of the City, a charity supporting London’s SMEs to start their own responsible business programmes.
It also works closely with the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which runs City Giving Day, a celebration of the City of London’s philanthropic and responsible business activities.