Your firm or one of your clients may wish to enter this new social mobility award.
The Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity is designed to encourage social mobility within business while recognising and rewarding organisations for the important role that they play. These are the UK’s most prestigious awards bestowed by the Sovereign on business.
Promoting Opportunity through social mobility To apply for the Promoting Opportunity award, you must also:
have had a social mobility programme running for more than two years
show that the programme has had a positive impact on your commercial success over two or five years (for example, it has improved your reputation or led to savings in the business)
Your improvements should be in one of the following areas:
work experience, careers advice or mentoring for young people
offering non-graduate routes such as traineeships or changing recruitment practices
giving equal support and progression opportunities to all employees.
Why enter awards?
Confirmation of your greatness … and a morale booster for staff, current and to-be: winning an award creates a feeling of well-being among your staff, and makes your firm more attractive to prospective talent and clients.
Marketing opportunity – Speaking of clients, you get to present your firm – in the region in which you work, your sectors - as the best in the field.
The discovery process - You’d be surprised at how few firms review their progress or really have a grasp of what they do best. Entering awards forces you to take stock of your situation.