The Big Issue Foundation wins a Lotus Award for work with Law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Last night, The Big Issue Foundation was announced as a winner of a Lotus Award in conjunction with corporate partner, Law Firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

The Lotus Awards recognises companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture to enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage by improving employee engagement.

Launched at the end of 2016, the awards do not have one single winner or restrict entries by categories. Instead, they celebrate companies that are demonstrably investing in their workplace culture.

Announcing and presenting the awards on the night was Big Issue vendor George (pictured right). He said:

"It was a real pleasure to present the awards and meet the inspiring individuals behind the good work that was being celebrated."

Our CEO, Stephen Robertson was invited to be a judge for the newly-launched set of awards. He said: 

As CEO of The Big Issue Foundation, I was delighted to not only see our work with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer recognised but it was also a complete honour to have been invited to be a judge of the ‘Lotus Sustainability Awards’. Our work involves the proactive engagement of our business supporters who, in turn, become magazine readers, advocates and activists at work and outside.

James Murphy FRSA, Founder of The Lotus Awards, said: 

The Lotus Awards is a unique concept and with anything new it takes brave businesses to show support. So I would like to thank everyone who has helped make The Lotus Awards such a success especially our Partners and everyone who entered. I have been blown away by the diversity and quality of this year’s winners, it really demonstrates a belief in how important it is to shine a light on companies with great cultures that are unique to their business.

Photo: Stephen pictyred right with Daniel Turgel from Freshfields accepting the joint award for our partnership.