Friday saw the launch of the 22nd Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards. First launched by the then Lord Mayor Sir David Rowe-Ham in 1987, the awards seek to celebrate businesses and public bodies across Greater London who get involved with their communities.
In an effort to raise awareness of the awards, the City of London Corporation have launched a new website dedicated entirely to the awards: www.dragonawards.org.uk. Prospective applicants, who will be directed to the site via email and post, will be provided with an overview of the awards scheme, guidelines for application and details about past winners.
Current Lord Mayor Ian Luder commented: “In an economic downturn it is easy to narrow your thinking to just your own needs – but society recovers faster, and communities continue to grow and thrive – if we keep reaching out – and the Dragon Awards encourage firms to do just that.
“There has never been a time when what the Dragon Awards celebrate has been more relevant; and, thankfully, it looks like many firms agree with me and are determined to keep up their strong community involvement work.’’
Winners will be announced at a ceremony to held at the Mansion House on Thursday 15 October 2009.