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:
Surrey County Council: Our Headline Sponsor
“Surrey County Council is delighted to be Headline Sponsor for the CREST21 awards as it demonstrates our commitment to working with businesses in the county to tackle climate change,” said Cllr Natalie Bramhall, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change for Surrey County Council.“
Published last year, Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy shows that a significant proportion of our county’s carbon emissions come from commercial buildings and industry, therefore it’s essential we support and encourage businesses to become more sustainable, if we are to achieve our goal of becoming zero net carbon by 2050.
“CREST21 will shine a spotlight on the local action that is already being taken by businesses in Surrey to reduce their carbon emissions and their impact on the environment. It will also celebrate the success of businesses that make it easier for their customers to act in a more sustainable way, and encourage more businesses to follow suit.”
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.
Holdsway: Efficiency Champion Award
Holdsway, operating across Europe, was established in Woking in 2013 and is today one of the UK’s highest-rated providers of interim executives – helping businesses manage change efficiently.
With a growing national profile, Holdsway, has been committed to its support of the local community from the outset and has welcomed CREST21 Sustainable Business Awards and the opportunity to be a sponsor.
Nick Diprose, Founding Partner, says: “Holdsway is proud to sponsor the CREST21 Awards because they represent our community’s determination to influence and lead change which can have an impact on a global scale. Our network of interim executives lead and influence change across Europe and beyond, implementing more efficient ways of running businesses. They inspire through positive leadership and engaging people. We think that the founders of these awards, and those who take part, deserve every recognition and support for their inspirational leadership too.”
He continues: “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 U13 age group. Their ‘Expert Game Changer’ branding was created for Mayford to underline 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.
Planet Woking: Transforming Food Sponsor
Planet Woking is on a mission to address climate change and sustainability locally. The initiative aspires to engage local residents, schools and businesses and enable them to play their part in enhancing the sustainability of the Borough and achieving carbon neutrality. On the website you will discover a one-stop-shop of useful resources on what Woking Borough Council is doing to help tackle climate change locally, and 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
Cllr Kevin Davis, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “We are delighted to be a part of CREST21 and are proud to sponsor the Transforming Food category. Encouraging everyone to take positive steps towards creating a sustainable borough is at the heart of Planet Woking’s ethos, and businesses have an essential role to play in achieving this aspiration by building a green economy in which both people and the environment can thrive. We look forward to showcasing those companies that have adopted sustainable practices enthusiastically and hope they inspire others to follow suit, ensuring Woking leads the way in a low carbon, zero waste future.”
Kier: Sustainability Impact Award
Kier Highways are proud to sponsor the CREST21 Sustainability Impact Award. Kier are committed to developing sustainable communities through our policies, strategies and investment in community skills, infrastructure and local and economic development in Surrey. We deliver this through the partnerships we work within, the commitment and dedication of our people and our local supply chains.
James Birch, Managing Director for Kier Highways Local Authority Business says, “Sustainability is embedded into the way we work at Kier; our practices support sustainable materials, energy, water, biodiversity, skills and social impact. We are delighted to embrace and promote organisations who share our passion and commitment for sustainable communities”
Kier: Going Circular Award
Kier Highways are proud to sponsor the CREST21 Going Circular Award. At Kier we are committed to reducing the impact on the environment and communities wherever we operate; that includes challenging the way we use natural resources, and implementing solutions that create less waste, generate less carbon and make better use of materials.
Bernard Hodgkinson, General Manager, Kier Highways says, “With so much of what we use today being seen as “one use” or “throw away”, it’s great to see an initiative in Surrey that is recognising efforts that will reduce our consumption of precious resources, and help to support and sustain the local and wider economy.”
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!
Terry Tidbury – Managing Director said, “We are delighted to be sponsoring this special award together with the university as ‘Resilience in a Crisis’ really does demonstrate how we can all adapt to the environmental needs and help create a sustainable tomorrow.”
Mayer Brown Ltd – Media Coverage Sponsor
Mayer Brown, a consultancy which specialises in Transport Planning, Transport Infrastructure Design and Environmental Assessment has taken up the sustainability event’s Media Sponsorship and welcomed an already prestigious line-up of businesses and organisations giving their support through CREST21 sponsorship.
Mayer Brown are known for the commitment, experience and expertise that they bring to ensure the success of client projects. Attention to detail, advanced technical knowledge and strategic partnerships are all part of their winning formula, delivering it in a cost-effective package to businesses across the UK and overseas.
Andrea Hughes, Associate Environmental Consultant said, “Mayer Brown Ltd, a proud Woking based business for 36 years, is very pleased to be associated with the inaugural Crest 21 awards. We feel these awards closely reflect the temperature of the times and our own ethos that we should recognise and celebrate the moves being made towards a more sustainable way of life and take inspiration from others to go yet further.”
Our Supporters include:
Woking Borough Council
We Are Woking
Twitter: @weare_woking Hashtag: #WeAreWoking
Woking Chamber of Commerce
Surrey Chamber of Commerce
Dreaming Fish Productions
AKP Web Services
Greatest Hits Radio
Facebook – @GHRSurrey
Twitter – @GHRSurrey
Greatest Hits Radio celebrates a sustainable future and so is proud to support the CREST21 Business Awards. Having a sustainable working environment is important to us; many of our staff have the flexibility to work remotely or from a preferred location nearest to them. This association with the awards allows us to encourage other local businesses that they too can make a difference.’
Greatest Hits Radio launched in Surrey and East Hampshire in September last year, playing the biggest songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s, including music from iconic artists such as Blondie, Queen, George Michael, Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Elton John and Whitney Houston.
Listen in on FM, DAB digital radio, online, on your mobile device or smart speaker to hear a portfolio of successful broadcasters including Simon Mayo returning to national drivetime, along with Mark Goodier, Janice Long, Pat Sharp, Paul Gambaccini and Jenny Powel.