News. Media Centre.

Latest news from London City Airport

London City Airport Celebrates a Dragon Award

22/10/2010

London City Airport was honoured with the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award, this past Wednesday evening, at the Dragon Awards celebration dinner, held at The Mansion House.  The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award recognises the Airport’s significant contribution and commitment to the economic Regeneration of London through its Take Off into Work Programme (TOIW).

The TOIW programme, delivered in partnership with the Airport’s onsite companies, Newham Workplace and East London Business Alliance, targets local unemployed residents and provides applicants with an opportunity to access jobs and careers at the Airport.  The curriculum mentors and develops candidates through airport-specific employability training workshops, followed by a work placement and job interview.

The programme coordinated by the Airport’s Community Relations Team, has employed 121 individuals in a wide range of fulfilling jobs, with 78% of candidates previously unemployed for 6 months or longer.

Accepting the award on behalf of London City Airport, Elizabeth Hegarty Community Relations Manager commented: “ This recognition by the Lord Mayor is a significant milestone for the team at London City Airport and we are delighted to shine amongst the largest multi-national companies . We are delighted to receive this prestigious award for our corporate community involvement and we will continue to strive to engage the community, providing local unemployed residents an opportunity to return to work.”

Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of London City Airport commented: “There is no greater praise the Airport could receive for our strong commitment to the community. Our mandate is to ensure local residents benefit from the success of the Airport and to continue to champion local recruitment. “

London City Airport also received a Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Docklands Business Club and East London Chamber of Commerce.  Take Off Into Work also earned London City Airport the Employment Champion of the year Award from the East London Business Alliance.

Candidates interested in the Take Off Into Work programme should contact Newham Workplace on 020 8430 4331.

Search news stories

Get in touch.

For more on media relations.

For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.

Picture of Jeremy

Jeremy Probert
Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Jeremy directly >
Picture of Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
Head of Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Charlotte directly >

Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07747 103 884 / 07798 708 163

Please note - the press office does not deal with marketing, advertising or sponsorship. Please contact the switchboard on 0207 646 0000/88 and ask for the relevant department.

LCY Tweets

@elwyn87 Morning, for more info please get in touch directly with your airline, numbers here http://t.co/AvhFR0TDE6
Please be aware that due to traffic lights and construction work on North Woolwich Road there are some delays getting into the airport.
@craigchalcraft have a great flight!
@Si2BadMice have you checked with your airline http://t.co/AvhFR0TDE6
@Si2BadMice hi, have you checked out website http://t.co/z1GWJEhBe1
@thameswatch great photos, good spot!
RT @thameswatch: At LCY, you take off through a rainbow for an extra special flight @LondonCityAir #london #avgeek #rainbow http://t.co/v0P
@ShannonBNugent Hi, winners will be announced by Thursday, thanks.
@anmoffat enjoy your flight and be sure to tweet on your next flight from LCY!
@anmoffat Great, where are you flying to today?
What do you always buy before you fly from Duty Free? #ttot http://t.co/qbD2YQisc0
@KarlHumphries Well spotted!
@julietwychwood could you possibly DM us with your details?
RT @BillConvention: @LondonCityAir From #TheBill 1996 Series 12 http://t.co/0gnKcTqIcI
@julietwychwood Sorry to read this, can you let us know which restaurant/bar you were in?
@KyraKat Morning, DM us with the details
@sinclair300584 we're certainly open, thanks for letting us know we'll get this fixed!
RT @Ops_officer: Morning opening checks with @ryanplb11 @LondonCityAir, have a great holiday all #avgeek #FlyLCY http://t.co/gpcHDHy7Ez
@benjamingale brilliant!
Win flights to Glasgow or Edinburgh courtesy of BA CityFlyer enter here! http://t.co/9qi6oxISvF http://t.co/ardIKOzWlc
Follow Us Facebook Twitter Google + icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube instagram icon Instagram

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter.

Parking

Car parking pre-book online.

Save up to 60% >

Holiday

Book your holiday.

Click here now >

LCY icon

London City Airport

See all destinations >.

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter:
Submit >