The CREST 21 awards recognise and celebrate success in sustainability.
They are free to enter and open to anyone operating in and around the Woking area.

CREST Sustainable Business Awards have captured the spirit of our time.

Initiated by the Woking News & Mail in association with the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Environment and Sustainability, an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development, they recognise and celebrate business sustainability.

Following their inauguration with the hugely successful CREST21 Awards, they have become established as an annual event, they are Surrey’s first awards uniquely aimed at celebrating business sustainability. They aim to inspire and motivate innovation to protect the environment and promote more sustainable working and lifestyle habits.


Wednesday 13 October at Woking Leisure Centre – Say hello to the Woking News & Mail team at Woking Means Business to find out more about CREST Business Awards and how to get involved with CREST22.

Friday 22 October at Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa Bagshot GU19 5EU Surrey – CREST Business Awards will be at this year’s Surrey Hills Sustainable Business Conference   We’ll be showcasing CREST21 Awards sponsors, entries and winners along with news about out how to become involved as a supporter or entrant in CREST22

Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at University of Surrey Stag Hill, Guildford Surrey GU2 7XH – CREST Business Awards is supporting its headline sponsor Surrey County Council at Surrey Hills Symposium 2021 – Our Climate & Biodiversity Emergency – Talks & workshop.

19th May 2022Presentation of the CREST 22 Awards will be at the WWF’s UK Headquarters Living Planet Centre in Woking.


CREST Sustainable Business Awards have captured the spirit of our time. Surrey’s only awards uniquely aimed at recognising and celebrating business sustainability by enterprises and organisations, they are seen as an added value to action to protect our environment and achieve zero emission targets.

Launched in the midst of a global pandemic as CREST21, the awards are to be an annual highlight on Surrey’s event calendar for the local, national and international business operating within the county. Preparation for CREST22 Awards is already underway and are due to take place at the WWF’s Living Planet Centre, in Woking, the site of its UK headquarters.

The awards were initiated by the Woking News & Mail in association with the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Environment and Sustainability in 2019 but their launch was delayed by coronavirus restrictions before they were finally realised as a hybrid event in May 2021.

It is anticipated that elements of the hybrid event provided useful insights that will be carried over into CREST22 Awards, which is being supported for the second year running by Surrey County Council as Headline Sponsor.

CREST22 Business Awards are due to be held on 19 May 2022 at the WWF’s UK Headquarters Living Planet Centre in Woking.

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We want CREST22 to shine a light on the change and progress in sustainable business models. In Woking there are some exciting initiatives driven by people’s worries about the future of the planet. These awards aim to recognise what is happening now.

Terry Tidbury
Managing Director; News & Mail

As part of your local University we are delighted to be helping to establish this year’s inaugural Crest21 awards for Woking with the News and Mail. This is especially timely with COP26 being hosted in the UK.

Prof. Richard Murphy
Director; Centre for Environment and Sustainability

About the Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey

CES is an internationally-acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development. First established at the University of Surrey by Professor Roland Clift in 1992, it is now in its 25th year.

It continues to exert a major influence on the development of industrial ecology, systems analysis for sustainability and on policy-makers and civil society in meeting the challenges in living sustainably and well.

The impact of research and teaching by the CES is enhanced by its work in close partnership with diverse businesses and industry on sustainable innovation and implementation issues in practice.

Its research uses inter-disciplinary approaches to the analysis of complex systems, integrating the engineering and science-based disciplines with insights from the economic and social sciences, and from this develop action-oriented, policy relevant responses to long-term environmental and social issues. 

The CES attributes its work with businesses and industry as being key to ensuring its Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral graduates develop leading-edge knowledge and skills needed for successful careers in all aspects of sustainability.