CILEx backs the UK Social Mobility Awards

CILEx backs the UK Social Mobility Awards
UK Social Mobility Awards

In association with:  CAPITA

6th June 2019

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) are pleased to support the UK Social Mobility Awards, which are about making the advancement of social mobility a key part of how organisations are run in this country.

CILEx itself, is unique in that it is open to all. CILEx is the only route to qualification as a lawyer which doesn’t require university attendance. 81.5% of our members do not have parents who attended university, and only 2% of our members have a parent who is a lawyer.

On average, 75% of our members are women, and around 13% of all our members are black or of an ethnic minority (compared to 7.9% for the UK population as a whole).

The House of Lords recognised that the CILEx route already draws from a wider social background than other parts of the legal profession. 

The SOMOs are a distinctive set of awards that have been specifically established to encourage initiatives that will promote and increase social mobility within Britain’s companies and institutions. These awards recognise best practice and innovation, and celebrate excellence and achievement, and start a new chapter in the elevation of social mobility as a cause equal to the level of other diversity issues. 

The awards ceremony will take place at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square at 6.30pm on 10 October 2019. The event will be hosted by Radio and TV presenter Andrew Castle and the judging panel consisting of leading figures from business, charity, politics and the public sector. The Chair of the judging panel will be Chair of Restoration Partners, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE.

If you are an organisation that is doing anything to advance social mobility, nominations are now open, so feel free to enter. The deadline for entry is 28 June with the shortlist being announced on 16 July.