About the Awards

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About the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards

The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards celebrate businesses that are achieving excellence in social impact in Greater London and for the Regional Impact Award, across the UK. Eligible activities include charity partnerships, employability initiatives, finding innovative ways to address social issues, programmes working to scale up SMEs, social enterprises or charity organisations. 

About the Lord Mayor 

The Lord Mayor is the head of the City of London Corporation, which provides local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the ‘Square Mile’. As part of his responsibilities, the Lord Mayor oversees the annual Dragon Awards scheme which celebrates Community Engagement programmes. It recognises businesses and public offices that go above and beyond their core work to significantly impact the regeneration of their local communities.

More on the Awards

Since they were founded in 1987, the Awards have attracted high quality applications from a variety of companies and public bodies throughout Greater London. Dragon Award winners are recognised for their achievements in social impact.

All applicants are invited to an annual awards ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor at Mansion House. This prestigious event presents a chance for applicants to share experiences and innovative practices in Responsible Business. It is an opportunity to find out more about ways in which London-based businesses are actively helping to fight social exclusion and build stronger communities.

Winners of the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards receive a highly coveted Dragon Statuette, are put forward for press coverage and receive the recognition amongst their peers and competitors as offering exemplary social impact initiatives. Winners have previously also been chosen to host a visit from the Lord Mayor.