2017 Shortlist announced

22 May 2017

The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards has announced the shortlist for the 30th anniversary Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, with 18 businesses of all sizes and sectors making the cut and demonstrating their contribution to society.

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley said:

 “The firms shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards 2017 have gone above and beyond to support their communities.  They are making a real and measurable difference to vulnerable people and those in need.

The immense, invaluable contribution of business in tackling social issues often goes unnoticed.  In today’s challenging economic climate we need their intervention more than ever.  These Awards celebrate the leaders of responsible business – inspiring and encouraging others to step up.”

The winners will be announced at The Mansion House in September where they will receive a prestigious ‘Dragon’ from Dr Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of the City of London.

Since they were founded in 1987, the Awards have attracted high quality applications from a variety of organisations across London- from SMEs to big City firms.

The shortlist is:

Community Partnership Award

Generating Genius for Partnership with SThree

Hatch Enterprise for partnership with Deutsche Bank

Bromley by Bow Centre for partnership with Investec

ELATT (East London Advanced Technology Training) for partnership with Opus 2 International

Regional Impact Award

PwC for PwC Social Entrepreneurs Club

Vanquis Bank for helping young people with learning disabilities in Medway to become employment ready

Tata Consultancy Services for TCS IT Futures

Inclusive Employment Award

Mayer Brown for Refugee Employment Academy

Transport for London for Employability Initiatives: Steps into Work and Smart Sourcing


Accelerator Award

UBS for Community Affairs in Hackney and East London (entrepreneurship)

Oliver Wyman for Social Impact Programme


Heart of the City Award

Impact Creative Recruitment for Future Proofing Talent Through Diversity

Beck Greener for STEM: Branching Out


Lord Mayor’s Award

UBS for Community Affairs in Hackney and East London (education)

Arsenal FC for Arsenal in the Community (AITC)


Innovation Award

Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS for The Young Academy

Keytree for Plan Zheroes

Bird and Bird LLP for Pioneer and Bursary programme

Read the full press release from the City of London Corporation here.