The UK Social Mobility Awards fundraising gala returned as an in-person event on 13th October 2022. Organisations and Institutions committed to advancing social mobility across the UK came together to celebrate their work and share best practice. And we were delighted to be presented with a Leading Light of Social Mobility award.

If you’re not familiar with them, the UK Social Mobility Awards recognise organisations which are prioritising social mobility. For example, through recruitment processes and progression programmes, outreach within the local community, or by developing innovative ways to create change. Organised by leading societal change charity, Making The Leap, they’re the brainchild of Tunde Banjoko OBE. Hats off to Tunde and his team for all of their hard work, and massive congratulations to all of the worthy winners!

Our Leading Light award acknowledged the contributions we made to social mobility this year. By not only facilitating the awards, but also in supporting the annual Social Mobility Business Seminar. This was where organisations interested in this topic came together to do a deep dive into topics that really matter. It also acknowledged our position on the social mobility Advisory Board, to discuss how to advance social mobility. And our help with the Social Mobility Podcast, together with our involvement in the inaugural Social Mobility Awareness Day.

To say we’re honoured to receive it is an understatement. We’re incredibly proud that we’ve started to make a small difference. But we recognise that building inclusive workplaces is a continuous journey. As we continue on our journey, we hope to encourage and support all of the amazing organisations we work with on theirs. Because that’s how we can make change really happen.