Mentor Awards are back – nominate now!

To celebrate the immense and often life-long contribution mentors make to candidates on Future of London and Future of Greater Manchester programmes, we invite you to nominate your favourite(s) for our second mentor awards!

We’ll announce the winners at two all-network summer parties – save the dates!

London: 7 June – Pollard Thomas Edwards (registration open)

Manchester: 20 July – Rider Levett Bucknall, King St (registration open)

We now have around 700 alumni and current candidates and nearly 300 active mentors across four Leaders and Emerging Talent programmes, so we’ve set up new categories. If you’ve been through two courses, you can nominate either or both of your mentors. If your mentor is an FoL or FoGM graduate, you can ALSO nominate them for the “mentee to mentor” category. We’ll collate all the responses to create the Overall Contribution award.


  • Emerging Talent Programme
  • Future London Leaders
  • Leaders Plus
  • GM Leaders Plus
  • Mentee to Mentor
  • Overall Contribution

Deadline for nominations is Thursday 25 May 2023. Click here for the nomination form. If you can’t access the form, we can send you a Word version. Email

We’ll open registration for the two parties right after that, so save the date for now, and watch the network and alumni bulletins for updates!

To find out about the 2021 inaugural awards, see our #Alumni500 post. Thanks and congratulations as always to the 2021 winners and shortlisted nominees:

Future of Greater Manchester: Jane Healey Brown (Arup)

Mentee-to-Mentor: Philippa Bancroft (GLA) and Karen Barke (LB Lewisham)

Overall contribution winner: Ken Baikie
Overall contribution shortlist

  • Mark Baigent (LB Redbridge)
  • Ria Bailes (Bailes Partners Consulting)
  • John Lumley (L&Q)
  • David Lunts (OPDC)
  • Neil Parlett (Lambert Smith Hampton)