City of London's Dragon Awards fire up for 2015
The City of London Corporation has opened entries for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards and is especially keen to attract SMEs.
Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow, said: "We are calling on companies, particularly SMEs to enter this year’s Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards and share best practice examples of their own community involvement. It’s a priceless investment into their future workforce, and our society.
"During the 27 years we have held these Awards, we have seen that you don’t have to be a certain type of business to win. The only criteria are community projects which make a real difference to both the businesses and communities. We particularly want to recognize this City's army of volunteers - deploying their unique expertise and skills in order to safeguard and secure the future of charitable organisations.”to the UK’s oldest corporate community engagement awards."
The award categories are: Lord Mayor’s Award for Long Standing Achievement; Heart of the City Award for Best New Community Programme; The Future Proofing Charities Award (previously named the Strengthening the Third Sector Award); The Education and Lifelong Learning Award (previously the Education Award); Enterprise and Employment Award; and the Community Partners Award.
Winners and finalists benefit from the profile-raising PR associated with the Awards and organisations from last year’s shortlist also reported winning new business, improving internal relationships and building client reputations long-term, as a result of being finalists.
The closing date is the 18 May 2015 and winners will be announced on 30 September 2015.