QUEEN'S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE: PROMOTING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH SOCIAL MOBILITY
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is the most prestigious business awards programme in the world, and as you would expect, securing a coveted Queen's Award title is not easy. Read on to find out more about what the judges are looking for in each category and see if you've got what it takes to become a winner...
THE PROMOTING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH SOCIAL MOBILITY CATEGORY IS A RELATIVELY NEW CATEGORY, BUT IT IS ALSO VERY HARD TO WIN!
What does ‘Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility’ mean for the Queen’s Awards?
On Promoting Opportunity, the Queen’s awards are interested in social mobility programmes that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds into successful working lives.
As with all Queen’s Award entries you must be a self-contained enterprise with a minimum of 2 full-time (or part-time equivalent) employees and be based in the UK to enter and file tax returns with HMRC. You'll also need to demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility.
You must be able to prove that your social mobility programme has had a positive impact on commercial success over at least 2 years. For example, you should be able to substantiate that the programme has improved your reputation or led to savings in the business. The programme can include work experience, careers advice or mentoring; offering non-graduate routes to entry such as traineeship; or demonstrably give equal support and progression opportunities to all employees.
Winners are able to demonstrate that they have had a social mobility programme running for at least 2 years.
Winners must be able to show improvements 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 practice
- giving equal support and progression opportunities to all employees
The closing date is September 2022, but it can take many weeks to pull the information you need together for such a rigorous award, so don't leave it too late to give yourself a fighting chance, get started today!
CAN YOU ENTER MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
Yes, so long as you meet all the criteria, here are the other categories:
If you think you could be eligible for a Queen’s Award entry in the in the Social Mobility category and you would like professional assistance we will undertake a free and confidential eligibility check for you based upon your organisation’s commercial achievements over the past 2 years as a minimum. We will also discuss what your organisation does and how you might meet the criteria.
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