The King’s Awards for Enterprise is the most prestigious business award a UK Business can win.
There are only 4 categories, each with rigorous eligibility criteria:
- The King’s Award for Innovation Category
- The King’s Award for International Trade Category
- The King’s Award for Sustainable Development
- The King’s Award for Social Mobility Category
PROMOTING OPPORTUNITY THROUGH SOCIAL MOBILITY
To enter the Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category, you must;
- have a social mobility programme that has been running for at least 2 years
- be able to prove the programme has benefited your business, either financially or otherwise
Your programme should offer;
- Either work experience careers advice or mentoring
- or non-graduate routes to employment, such as traineeships or updating your business’ recruitment practices
- or equal support and progression opportunities for all employees
Have a look at some of the winners of the Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category:
Dale Power Solutions – one of the leading and critical power product and services providers. Dale Power Solutions have been awarded the award for Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility for their successful apprenticeship scheme which aims to communicate the benefits of apprenticeships, promote STEM subjects in schools and work with communities to provide careers and training.
Allen & Overy – the successful UK law firm, was awarded the award for Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility for their PRIME and Smart Start Experience. The Smart Start Experience is unique within the legal sector, providing a week-long work experience for young people who receive a formal certificate on completion.
KPMG – as one of the leading providers of professional services, KPMG were awarded the award for their continuous work. They have introduced a number of non-graduate entry routes, which are backed by the Government.
Procure Plus Holdings – specialising in the procurement of goods and services for the social housing sector, Procure Plus Holdings were awarded for Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility. Their intelligent approach to procurement generates surplus, which is used to fund training and development in the communities they serve.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT CATEGORY FOR YOUR STORY
The awards are rigorous, but certainly not impossible to win — so long as you fit the criteria for the chosen category and sub-category, have a compelling narrative, and can tie up your strategy, your story, and your results in a way that shows you are outstanding.
If the Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category isn’t the right fit for you, have a look at the other categories available for you to enter;
ARE YOU READY TO WIN A KING’S AWARD?
Find out if you are ready to enter the awards and how likely you are to succeed in the Promoting Opportunity Through Social Mobility category.
Arrange your consultation, and we will provide an honest assessment of your chances of winning.