Current partners

We are grateful to all our corporate supporters who enable us to make a real difference for people and wildlife across the region. If you’d like to see your company’s name added to this list of leading North East businesses please contact our Development Team on (0191) 284 6884 or

Corporate Members

Gold (£1,000 per year)

Esh Group - Construction company
Mears - Social housing repairs & maintenance
Nestle Confectionery Ltd - Confectionery maker
Northumbrian Water - Utilities
Tarmac Ltd - Heavy building materials
The Banks Group - Developers
The Green Energy Advice Bureau - Energy consultancy
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Bio-processing

Silver (£500 per year)

Elanders Ltd - Printers
Harlow Printing - Printers
Karpet Mills - Carpet warehouse
North East Chamber of Commerce - Business membership organisation
Potts Printers Ltd - Printers
Riverside Leisure - Holiday accommodation

Bronze (£250 per year)

Albion Outdoors - Ecology Fieldwork in Northumberland
Bell Ingram - Land and property management agents
Berwick Holiday Park - Holiday accommodation
Blyth Harbour Commission - Port
Cottages in Northumberland - Holiday accommodation
Geoffrey Lurie Solicitors - Solicitors
Gustharts - Arborist & garden equipment
Harrison Leisure UK Ltd - Holiday accommodation - Holiday accommodation
Howick Trustees Ltd - Howick Hall and gardens
Northern Experience Wildlife Tours - Wildlife tours
Northumberland County Council - Local authority
Ord House Country Park - Holiday accommodation
Poltross Enterprises - Wild bird food & accessories
Sykes Cottages - The finest hand-picked holiday cottages  
Verdant Leisure - Holiday Park
Wardell Armstrong - Independent engineering and environmental consultancy

Corporate partnership news


Corporate members Nestlé have been working with NWT for a number of years including sponsorship of the North East Wildlife Photography Competition and working with our People and Wildlife teams an exciting project to engage staff and their families and encourage native wildlife to return to the Fawdon factory site.  Volunteers working on our new Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre were also ‘fuelled’ by monthly supplies of free biscuits from Nestlé Read the full story here.

Northumbrian Water

Northumbrian Water have demonstrated their commitment to local wildlife by donating two vehicles to the Trust, delivering training to NWT staff and sponsoring a conservation post a Kielder. As part of Northumbrian Water's Just An Hour volunteering programme, six employees recently spent five hours working alongside people from the Environment Agency and Northumberland Wildlife Trust clearing stretches of the banks of the burn and litter picking. Read the full story here.

People’s Postcode Lottery

We are delighted to continue to receive fantastic support through our high profile partnership with People’s Postcode Lottery. To date players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised £919,940 and provided a unique platform for boosting awareness as well as contributing vital funds for our work. 

Tarmac Ltd

Tarmac Ltd are long-term supporters of the Trust and have previously sponsored a number of special events including helping to celebrate the Trust’s 40th Anniversary as well as working in partnership to develop a schools biodiversity award programme.


Social housing and maintenance company Mears stepped in to help the Trust following an arson attack which destroyed our visitor centre and observation hide at Hauxley. Mears cleared the site of the burned out building and converted and fitted out the disused toilet block into a temporary visitor centre saving the Trust around £8,000. 


Many thanks to Gustharts, bronze category members for the past 12 years, for its donation of a set of STIHL HSA 25 cordless shrub shears, designed for trimming shrubs, but which were put to good use on the Hauxley Build Project giving straw bales a haircut before the walls were plastered.

Silver Anniversary Thanks

Blyth Harbour Commission, Harlow Printing Ltd, Northumbrian Water Ltd and The Banks Group have now been corporate members for over 25 years. We'd like to say a huge thank you for all their support over the years.

National Partnerships


The Wildlife Trusts have been working with Ribena and their blackcurrant growers since 2004 to help wildlife by providing habitat in and around the blackcurrant fields used to grow fruit for Ribena. This includes planting trees and hedges, leaving field margins and providing nest boxes.


Leading soft drinks manufacturer, Britvic, has announced it has two new long- term community partners: Sported and The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.

Vine House Farm

Vine House Farm are one of the UK’s leading bird food manufacturers. They grow the vast majority of their bird food on their conservation award-winning farm in south Lincolnshire and donate 5% of the value of any order to the customer's local Wildlife Trust. Read more Vine House Farm recently picked up the 'Charity Partnership Small Business Award' for its achievements and the impacts its partnership with the UK’s 47 Wildlife Trusts, including Northumberland Wildlife Trust, is having on wildlife in this country. Read the full story here.