For the first time, the Barclays Citizenship Awards is giving our employees and members of the public the chance to choose a winner.
The awards, sponsored by Chairman Marcus Agius, recognise and celebrate the organisation’s employees for their amazing work in their local communities all around the world.
This year, Barclays has been searching for its unsung heroes, who have done something truly special to empower others and improve their lives, but have been too shy to publicise their achievements.
Employees were encouraged to nominate an individual, team they work with or themselves for this year’s awards.
The finalists were chosen after a two-stage judging process with each division compiling a shortlist of its own winners. This was then submitted to a panel chaired by Marcus Agius.
From today, as part of the People’s Vote, the 30 finalists’ inspiring stories will be available online.
You can vote for your favourite, or the most deserving, submission.
The finalist with the most votes will be revealed at the awards ceremony in London in June and win the People’s Vote.
A panel of judges, which includes Marcus Agius, will select the rest of the category winners, as in previous years.
Marcus said: “All the finalists are doing remarkable work in their communities and I’m delighted that people will have the opportunity to vote to acknowledge those efforts.
“I am looking forward to congratulating our People’s Vote winner at this year’s ceremony.”
You can cast your People’s Vote on the Barclays Volunteers Facebook page (new window). You will be able to vote for more than one entry.
Voting closes on Friday, 8 June.
Barclays has a clear sense of its business purpose – to help individuals, communities, businesses and economies progress and grow. The term ‘Citizenship’ captures that purpose, and it is one of Barclays four execution priorities.