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Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards open for entries until 24 April

Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards open for entries until 24 April

Greater businesses working to help their local communities are invited to enter the 30th annual Lord Mayor’s Dragon .

The Dragon Awards are open for entries until 24th April, and recognise community engagement, evaluating businesses’ achievements taking into account their size and resources. Activities include charity partnerships, employee volunteering, employability initiatives and local purchasing.

The awards are open to business and community groups of all sizes with each category able to award two prizes: to an SME and to a larger business. All applications receive tailored feedback with advice on their programmes to help them prepare for future Award schemes.

Previous SME winners include Alium Partners, Assael Architecture, GL Hearn, and K&M McLoughlin Decorating.

There are seven awards, including the new categories for this year of the Innovation Awards, and the Regional Impact Award.

Inclusive Employment Award
Accelerator Award
Innovation Award
Regional Impact Award
Heart of the City Award
Lord Mayor’s Award

Community organisations, schools and social enterprises:
Community Partners Award

Further information on how to apply is available on the Dragon Awards site.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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