REVEALED: Tier 1 firms running for Social Impact Award


Mace and Wates are among 22 companies in London in line for an award for “responsible business and social impact”. 

Dragon Awards
Credit: Mace, Berkeley Group, Ardmore, Wates.

The firms, along with Ardmore and St. George (Berkeley Group), have been shortlisted in this year’s lord mayor’s Dragon Awards. 

The scheme has been held annually since 1987 by the City of London Corporation, to recognise London companies for their commitment to charities, boosting employment and promoting financial literacy. 

There are several categories, but the Social Impact Award is for firms using their “resources, expertise and influence” to support small businesses, social enterprises or charities in Greater London to start up, grow or become more sustainable and impactful. 

Wates has been shortlisted for its work with ASSETS (Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed), a six-month business support programme for social enterprises in the construction industry supply chain. 

Mace has been recognised for its work with The Paper Garden at Canada Water, a space run by educational charity Global Generation. 

Place maker St. George has been shortlisted for Transforming Tomorrow: Community Plans. 

And Ardmore is also in the running for a Social Impact Award. 

Formation Architects’ Formation Community has also been recognised.  

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Mansion House on Tuesday 10 October. 

“These 22 companies and individuals are doing sterling work to benefit communities in Greater London and across the UK and in being shortlisted, they have already proved to be a credit to themselves and their firms,” said lord mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons. 

“However, only six of them will be leaving The Mansion House with one of our distinctive trophies, in recognition of how they are making a tangible difference to people’s lives. 

“I look forward to welcoming the shortlisted candidates to the awards ceremony in October for this unique celebration of their commitment to responsible business.” 

For more information about the Dragon Awards, click here. 

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