Responsible business awards

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Your guide to finding the right awards to apply for

Here’s a list of some responsible business-related awards you could apply for. You should also have a look at awards specific to your industry as some will have responsible business categories.

Some of the awards have run with altered timetables and categories this year due to COVID-19, so check their websites early in 2022 for new application timelines and categories.


Third Sector Business Charity Awards

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Recognises the contribution made by UK businesses to charities and social enterprises


  • Business of the year
  • Community impact
  • Small businesses
  • Sustainability
  • Employee engagement Initiative of the year


18 May 2021

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17 February 2021

Corporate Engagement Awards

Recognises successful and innovative corporate partnerships and sponsorships and the communication strategies around those collaborations

  • Best CSR activity/programme to develop a corporate reputation
  • Best alignment of brand values during a CSR programme

November 2021

2 July 2021

Global Good Awards

Recognises those who are doing ‘global good’ in the areas of environment, leadership, community, education, engagement, carbon impact, CSR and social impact

  • Global Good SME of the year
  • Employee engagement and wellbeing
  • Sustainable supply chain of the year
  • Community partnership of the year
  • Best education project

September 2021

23 April 2021

Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards

For businesses that have integrated sustainability across the company and are demonstrating commercial success as a result

  • Responsible business of the year
  • Race equality
  • Age friendly employer



The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards

Celebrates businesses that are achieving excellence in social impact in Greater London

  • Heart of the City Award
  • Inclusive employment
  • Boosting social impact
  • SMEs encouraged to apply in any category!

29 April 2021


Reuter’s Responsible Business Awards

Celebrating leadership in sustainable business – recognising those having an impact on business, society and environment

  • Product or service innovation
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Partnership of the year

14 October 2021

30 July 2021

UK Social Mobility Awards

Recognises best practice and innovation, celebrates excellence and achievement and elevates social mobility as a cause equal to the level of other diversity issues

  • Small business of the year
  • Recruitment programme of the year
  • Leadership of the year

14 October 2021

25 June 2021

Children and Young People Now Awards

Recognises those working with children, young people and families

  • Partnership working
  • Recruitment and professional development



The Lloyd’s Bank National Business Awards

Recognises and rewards excellence in all sectors across the UK

  • The ‘Give a Grad a Go’ employer of the year
  • The Lloyd’s Bank small to medium sized enterprise of the year
  • The Lloyd’s Bank positive social impact award



This was last updated in April 2021 by Heart of the City.