Metro Bank And Blackrock Included In New Responsible Business Award Shortlist

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    By Philafrenzy from Wikimedia Commons

    The names of the businesses that were shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Business of Trust Champion Award has been revealed by the City of London Corporation. The said award is a prize that is aimed at celebrating firms that are championing responsible business practices.

    Blackrock, an asset manager, and Metro Bank, a high-street bank, are among the six firms that are included on the shortlist. The list includes SMEs and large corporate companies that are from across various sectors.

    The new award has been revealed to coincide with the mayoral theme of Lord Mayor Charles Bowman for the year. It is set to be part of the Dragon Awards of the City of London Corporation. It will be covering a range of areas that reflect responsible business practice. The winners of the award will be receiving a dragon statuette during a ceremony that is set to be held at Mansion House this September.

    Bowman stated: “We live in a world where trust is low, but expectations are high. Business has a key role to play in bridging this divide.”

    He added: “The applicants for my award demonstrate the fantastic work already underway. However, more can always be done. I want to see more firms demonstrating their purpose, implementing our guiding principles and helping to create better business, trusted by society.”

    The other firms that are included in the said shortlist are:

    1. AESSEAL, a sealmaker;
    2. Black Sun, a communications company’
    3. Enforcd, a regulatory technology firm;
    4. Reincubate, an app data service.

    The global head of marketing at AESSEAL, David Amory, said that being included in the shortlist for the award was considered as “a great honour” for the firm.

    He added: “Our business is built on a foundation of customer service, trust and ethical practice, it is fantastic for this to be recognised.”