National Awards announce The Diana Award as Charity Partner


The SME National Business Awards are delighted to announce today that The Diana Award will be their Charity Partner for 2018.

These Awards are a celebration of the best SMEs from throughout the UK and are now open with entries closing on Thursday 17th May. The awards final will take place at the iconic Wembley Stadium on the 7th December and with over 500 people expected, they hope to raise a significant amount of money for this very worthy cause. This year, our partnership extends even further with the exciting introduction of The Diana Award Mentor of the Year category! This brand new award is designed for business people who have been involved in a mentoring programme at some point over the last 12 months, with the judges looking to identify a business person who has gone above and beyond to support an individual/individuals either within their business, school or local community, in order to create a positive social impact.

Speaking on behalf of The Diana Award Mentoring Programme, Tessy Ojo, CEO commented…

“We are delighted to have been selected as this year’s charity partner for the SME National Business Awards. Our Mentoring Programme recognises the role mentoring has to play in breaking down the barriers to social mobility. Through the programme we are matching over 3000 pre-GCSE students with mentors from the world of work to improve post-secondary work readiness and instil active citizenship. With the money raised from the partnership we hope we are able to engage more young people in this programme.

At The Diana Award we celebrate active citizenship in young people through our Awards Programme. The launch of the National Mentoring Award is a great opportunity to recognise adults from local businesses who are going above and beyond to support someone in their workplace, or community through mentoring.”