The Lord Mayor will open applications for the 2018 Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards on 5 February. The Awards celebrate businesses that are achieving excellence in social impact, and seek to inspire others by showcasing best practice in how businesses tackle social issues. The 2018 Awards will feature the Lord Mayor’s Award – Business of Trust Champion. This Award celebrates businesses which are championing responsible business practices to create a legacy of better business trusted by society. This category is by personal nomination by the Lord Mayor only. Businesses of any size and sector can apply for all other categories by visiting www.dragonawards.org.uk. Applications are free and are open until 16 April.