18 July 2022
Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has been named as a finalist in the ‘Community Programme of the Year’ category at the sixth annual UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs).
The UK Social Mobility Awards recognise and celebrate UK organisations in their efforts to improve social mobility, both within their workforce and beyond it.  Organised by societal change charity, Making The Leap, the SOMOs were the first national awards dedicated to social mobility, which raise awareness of social mobility by sharing the innovative work of forward-thinking organisations working to improve it.

This year’s shortlist comprises organisations and individuals from a variety of industries that have demonstrated their commitment to advancing social mobility and the efficacy of the initiatives they have created.

The winners of this year’s event will be determined by the awards’ independent judging panel, comprising leading figures from business, charity, and the public sector.  The judging panel is chaired by the HM Lord Lieutenant of London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE.  Winners will be announced at an in-person awards gala at on Thursday 13 October 2022. 
Tunde Banjoko OBE, the Chief Executive of Making The Leap, says: “I am delighted with the response to the 2022 UK Social Mobility Awards.  The breadth and quality of entries we have received this year is an indication of the ever-growing importance of social mobility to UK business. These awards were established to encourage those UK organisations, for whom social mobility is not their core business, to play their part in addressing this important issue, and the record number of entries is an indication that they wish to do so.”

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