We are pleased to share the 2023 shortlist for the UK Social Mobility Awards. Since its inception in 2017, the awards have been recognising and celebrating organisations that are championing social mobility within or beyond their workforce. We believe that social mobility is crucial in creating a fair and inclusive society, and the UK Social Mobility Awards, organised by societal change charity Making The Leap, aim to acknowledge the outstanding work being done by organisations and individuals to advance this cause.
This year, we received a fantastic response from a diverse array of industries, with numerous organisations demonstrating their commitment to improving social mobility through their work and initiatives.
Our Founder and CEO, Tunde Banjoko OBE, had this to say, ‘I am so pleased with the response to the 2023 UK Social Mobility Awards. Social mobility is an increasingly important issue in our society, and the SOMOs were established to encourage those UK organisations, for whom social mobility is not their core business, to play their part in addressing it. The breadth and quality of entries we have received this year is an indication that UK business is up for the challenge.’
We will announce the winners in each of the 12 categories at the upcoming seventh annual SOMOs Awards Gala on Thursday 12th October, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. The event promises to be an evening of celebration and inspiration, as we come together to recognise the exceptional efforts being made to advance social mobility across the country.
Join us and stay connected for updates on the event, our finalists and the inspirational stories that continue to shape the landscape of social mobility in the UK.
Find out who made it to the 2023 SOMO finalists here.