KPMG has been announced as winner of this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the inaugural category of ‘Promoting Opportunity’ for its work on social mobility.
Commenting on the news, Melanie Richards, Vice Chair of KPMG in the UK, said:
“This award is recognition of the work our people do across the UK, often quietly and behind the scenes, to ensure our profession is more open and accessible to everyone. KPMG has a long standing commitment to improving social mobility and it is an honour to see the work we do with Government, our fellow business leaders and most importantly, the communities we operate in acknowledged in this way.
“Improving social mobility has never been more important than it is today. If the UK is to remain competitive on the global stage we need to ensure talented people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential, no matter their background.
“Receiving a Queen’s Award today serves as motivation for us all to redouble our efforts tomorrow.”
KPMG has taken a leading role in promoting social mobility for over a decade.
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