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.

Inspired by the News & Mail initiative, the venture is the result of collaborative work with the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability, an internationally acclaimed centre of excellence on sustainable development.

Their joint aim is to promote the positive work by businesses based in Surrey to protect the environment and promote more sustainable working and lifestyle habits. The awards seek to inspire and motivate innovation across the board in these areas.


1st February 2021 – Awards opening date for entry

Shortlisted entries will be announced during the week commencing 26th April 2021

20 May 2021 – presentation of the CREST 21 Awards at the The Lightbox in Woking

We want CREST21 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.