18 July 2022 – It was announced today that AMS is a finalist in the Organisation of the Year category in 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 aims to raise awareness of social mobility by sharing the innovative work of forward-thinking organisations working to improve it.
This year’s shortlist comprises of organisations and individuals from a variety of industries who 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 our independent judging panel, made up of 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 13th October 2022.
Tunde Banjoko OBE, the Chief Executive of Making The Leap, said: ‘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.’
Matthew Rodger, Chief Growth & Commercial Officer, AMS, said: ‘I am thrilled that AMS has succeeded in reaching the final short list in the category of ‘Organisation of the Year’ in this year’s Social Mobility Awards. Social mobility is a key strategic enabler for AMS. Our business is all about talent and having a fair and level playing field which is open to all, including those of us who may be from lower socio-economic backgrounds. As AMS continues to grow at scale, this isn’t just the right thing to do morally, it’s critical for our future success as a global business. During the last 12 months, AMS has made a number of transformational changes to how we work by placing social mobility at the heart of what we do both internally but also externally with the work we do in partnership with our clients. We are delighted to have reached the finals and on behalf of AMS, I would like to congratulate all of the organisations who have reached the finals of this prestigious award’.
Amazon are the Gold Partners of the UK Social Mobility Awards 2022.
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