We still need one sponsor for CREST 21 – for The Media Coverage

Become an event sponsor in this new venture launched by the News & Mail and the University of Surrey, supported by Woking Borough Council and the World Wildlife Fund.

Association with CREST21 will have the benefit of linking your company’s mission to sustainable and environmental issues that your stakeholders care about.

Sponsors include businesses and organisations either based in and around the Woking area of Surrey or connected with its community. They will be among guests to official inaugural CREST21 launch as well as the awards presentation event on in May 2021, at the World Wildlife Fund’s UK headquarters, the Living Planet Centre in Woking.
To register your interest or for more information please contact: crest@wokingnewsandmail.org

Award sponsorship packages £1,000 per award

  • Logo on all awards coverage via: Woking News & Mail, www.wokingnewsandmail.co.uk , on Twitter @ Woking_NewsMail and @ CES_Surrey and this website
  • Logo and 150 words on dedicated awards pages on wokingnewsandmail.co.uk for six months
  • Half page advert in Woking News & Mail pre and post event coverage
  • Half page advert and editorial within the on the night brochure.
  • Three guest tickets to the CREST21 awards evening.
  • Sponsor representative to present the relevant award to the winner on the night.

How sponsorship can benefit your company

  • Reach valuable markets and raise your profile
  • Support issues that your customers care about
  • Build brand awareness
  • Enable your business to capitalise on media coverage surrounding the event
  • Build confidence in your brand within the local community
  • Showcase your business while providing valuable support to the local business community
  • Benefit from an exclusive networking opportunity

CREST 21 Confirmed Sponsors

We would like to thank the following:

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Surrey County Council: Our Headline Sponsor

“Surrey County Council is delighted to be Headline Sponsor as it demonstrates our commitment to working with businesses in the county to tackle climate change,” said Cllr Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste for Surrey County Council. “CREST21 will shine a spotlight on the local action that is already being taken by businesses in the area to reduce their carbon emissions and impact on the environment. It will also celebrate the successes of businesses that make it easier for their customers to act in a more sustainable way.”

CREST21 is also timely for Surrey County Council which is working on its climate change strategy for the county. “Surrey County Council recognises the importance of the business sector in reducing carbon emissions in the UK,” said Cllr Goodman. “The only way that we will be able to achieve any real progress in improving our environment and reaching net zero emissions is if the public and the private sectors work together with support from central government.”

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Chambers: Sustainability Hero Award

Chambers Group was founded over 50 years ago by Chairman and Managing Director Peter Chambers. Today it is one of Southern England’s largest integrated waste management, recycling, skip hire and quarrying companies.

It serves domestic, commercial and industrial customers from specialist plants in Guildford, Aldershot and Farnham and prides itself on building a strong reputation for delivering high quality value-for-money services to local companies and homeowners. Chambers has sustainability as core to the company’s business. Using the latest technology, it recycles at least 98% of the 500,000 tonnes of the waste it handles each year.  It also offers free waste audits to encourage businesses to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.

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Holdsway: Efficiency Champion Award

Established in Woking in 2013 and operating across Europe, Holdsway is one of the UK’s highest-rated providers of interim executives – helping businesses manage change efficiently.
Expertly selected for each assignment, our interim executives help businesses manage change, transition, growth, crisis or uncertainty. They are catalysts for positive and sustainable change through sharing knowledge, innovation and best practice. Able to start immediately, they inject positive influence and help deliver enduring results.

With success built on long-term, supportive relationships, Holdsway were headline sponsors of the 2019 Mayford Athletic community football tournament and currently sponsor Mayford’s U12 age group. Their ‘Expert Game Changer’ branding was created for Mayford to underline the how community football can change young lives.  Holdsway is a partner firm to Surrey University’s Business School. 2019 saw the publication of their ground-breaking research into managing efficient and sustainable business change using interim executives.

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Planet Woking: Transforming Food Sponsor

Planet Woking is on a mission to address climate change and sustainability locally. We want to engage local residents, schools and businesses and enable them to play their part in enhancing the sustainability of the Borough, and ultimately in achieving our aims for carbon neutrality. A one-stop-shop of useful resources on what Woking Borough Council is doing to help tackle climate change locally, Planet Woking also has ideas and inspiration for everyone on what they can do at home or at work to help lighten their environmental footprint. And for younger audiences there’s a dedicated section of the website called Little Planet Woking. Find out more at www.planetwoking.co.uk

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Kier – Sustainability Impact Award and Going Circular Award

Information coming soon

Surrey University Centre for sustainability


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Joint Sponsors for Resilience in a Crisis Award

University of Surrey – Centre for Environment and Sustainability

We were first established at the University of Surrey by Professor Roland Clift in 1992. Now, we continue 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 our research and teaching is enhanced by our work in close partnership with diverse businesses and industry on sustainable innovation and implementation issues in practice.

Our 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. These activities inform our teaching (undergraduate, masters, doctoral) to enable our graduates to develop the leading-edge knowledge and skills needed for successful careers in all aspects of sustainability. Within the University, we lead two of Surrey’s strategic research themes – Sustainability and Urban Living.

We provide a friendly and supportive environment in which innovative thought and creativity are strongly encouraged and in which our internationally and culturally diverse group of students and staff can flourish. We will be delighted to hear from you and look forward to opportunities to work with you.”

Professor Richard Murphy  – Professor of Life Cycle Assessment, Programme Director – CES Practitioner Doctorate in Sustainability, University Sustainability Research Theme Champion

Woking News and Mail

Woking News and Mail is Woking’s only dedicated weekly newspaper. A family owned traditional local newspaper, the News and Mail prides itself in being at the heart of Woking and its surrounding villages, reporting on local news for the local people. We are one of the few regional newspapers currently enjoying a modest growth in circulation. Woking News and Mail is keeping local news alive!

Our Supporters include:

world wildlife fund


Web: https://www.wwf.org.uk

Facebook: @WWFUnitedKingdom

Twitter: @wwf_uk

Woking Borough Council

Woking Borough Council

Web: https://www.woking.gov.uk

Facebook: @WokingBC

Twitter: @wokingcouncil

We Are Woking

We Are Woking

Web:  https://www.wearewoking.com

Facebook: @wearewoking

Twitter: @weare_woking Hashtag: #WeAreWoking

Woking Works

Woking Works

Web:  https://www.wokingworks.com

Facebook: @WokingWorks

Twitter: @WokingWorks

LinkedIn: woking-works

Woking chamber of commerce

Woking Chamber of Commerce

Web: https://www.wokingchamber.org.uk

Facebook: @Woking-Chamber-of-Commerce

Twitter: @WokingChamber

Surrey Chamber of Commerce

Surrey Chamber of Commerce

Web: https://www.surrey-chambers.co.uk

Facebook: @surreychamber5

Twitter: @SurreyChambers

Dreaming Fish Productions

Dreaming Fish Productions

Web: https://dreamingfish.co.uk

Facebook: @DreamingFishProductions

Twitter: @DreamingFish

AKP Web Services

AKP Web Services

Web: http://www.akpit.co.uk

Facebook: @AKP.Website.Design

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Knaphill Print

Web: http://knaphillprint.com