Award Categories

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The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards are now closed for 2018 applicants. We will return for the 32nd Awards in early 2019.

All our awards are free to enter and open to businesses of all sizes and operating in all sectors.

All applicants will receive an invitation to the prestigious awards dinner, hosted by the Lord Mayor at Mansion House, as well as tailored feedback on their application which will enable benchmarking and provide expert advice on their programme.

Winners will receive a fully-edited video of their initiative, support securing press and media coverage, and a highly acclaimed Dragon Award statue to mark their success to employees, clients and competitors. 

Businesses (currently closed to applications)
Inclusive Employment Award
Accelerator Award
Innovation Award
Regional Impact Award
Heart of the City Award

Community Organisations, Schools and Social Enterprises (currently closed to applications)
Community Partners Award

The Lord Mayor's Award - Business of Trust Champion
Lord Mayor's Award

A Small Business Friendly Awards

The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards evaluate businesses achievements relative to their size and resources. Previous SME winners include Impact Creative Recruitment, Keytree, Alium Partners and Assael Architecture. All categories carry the possibility for two Dragons to be awarded - one for a small or medium sized enterprise (SME) business winner and one for a larger business winner. If you would like support completing your application, please book a support session here.

Environmental Activities

Please note that the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards do not recognise or reward environmental initiatives. The City of London Corporation does however operate the Sustainable City Awards and Clean City Awards, which do reward green practices.