Corporate support

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Corporate support

Bees. Image by: Steven Playle.

Make wildlife your business

We are proud to work with a wide variety of businesses of all sizes across the region. 
Environmental responsibility has long been recognised as being good business practice. Corporate membership of Northumberland Wildlife Trust is a great way to engage and inspire your employees, customers, suppliers and stakeholders by demonstrating your commitment to the region’s wildlife and wild places.

Good for the environment, good for business!
Awareness of ‘green’ issues is at an all-time high. Terms such as ‘carbon footprint’, ‘environmental sustainability’ and ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) are fast becoming strategic boardroom priorities and recognised as a source of real competitive advantage. Companies are increasingly being expected to demonstrate their ecological credentials to environmentally aware stakeholders in order to retain, develop and attract new business.

Good for business, good for people!
Investing in wildlife not only makes good business sense it’s also great for your staff. Many studies link exercise and outdoor activities to improved mental and physical health, helping us to perform better and lead happier, healthier lives.

Corporate membership with Northumberland Wildlife Trust demonstrates leadership; that your business sees beyond the environmental challenges of waste and carbon, and recognises the need to go one step further and help in nature's recovery.
Simon King
OBE President Emeritus of the Wildlife Trusts

How you can get involved

We offer a comprehensive Corporate Membership scheme, but recognise that relationships form in many different ways. Whatever the size of your organisation or level of commitment you can give, we can work together to make a difference to the region’s wildlife and wild places. In addition, there are other ways your organisation can get involved and support for example through fundraising events or wildlife work days.

Corporate membership

Corporate membership plays a vital role in supporting our work. Support levels are tiered ensuring that every company, no matter its size or number of staff, can make a real difference where they live and work. Memberships start from £250+VAT per year (bronze), to £500+VAT per year (silver) and £1000+VAT per year (gold).

A relationship with the Trust can help you:

  • Clearly demonstrate your company's corporate social responsibility and positive environmental impact, enhancing your credibility, brand values and reputation.
  • Increase your ability to attract, develop and motivate employees
  • Send a clear message regarding your company values to your target audience
  • Engage with customers, suppliers, the local community and the wider public
  • Stand out above competitors as a community and environment-driven business
  • Access different audiences, as we promote your company to our supporters
  • Align your Corporate Membership with your company's PR strategy

Membership benefits

The main benefit of becoming a member is the contribution you make to local nature conservation in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. This means you will be making a real difference to the area in which your company works. Other attractive membership benefits include:

  • An editorial feature on your company in our Trust magazine, Roebuck, and our regular e-newsletters to our supporters
  • Your company listed on our website with logo, links, recent news and contact details
  • Preferential rates with our in-house ecological consultants and land management specialists, EcoNorth
  • Opportunities for employee work days and team building activities on our nature reserves

We welcome support from organisations that share our passion for our region’s wildlife and want to inspire local people to care for the natural world.

To find out more email elizabeth.lovatt@northwt.org.uk or call (0191) 284 6884

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You can also download our Corporate Partnerships brochure here.

Beach clean volunteers - Aurelie Bohan

Beach clean volunteers. Image by: Aurelie Bohan.

GET INVOLVED

Wildlife work days

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Current corporate members

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 mail@northwt.org.uk.

Gold - £1,000 per year

 

Esh Group

Construction company

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Mears

Social housing repairs & maintenance

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Nestle Confectionery Ltd

Confectionery maker

Website

 

Northumbrian Water

Utilities

Website

 

Tarmac

Heavy building materials

Website

 

The Banks Group

Developers

Website

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bio-processing

Website

 

Silver - £500 per year

 

Harlow Printing

Printers

Website

 

Karpet Mills

Carpet warehouse

Website

 

North East England Chamber of Commerce

Business membership organisation

Website

 

Potts Printers

Printers

Website

 

Riverside Leisure

Holiday accomidation

Website

 

Bronze - £250 per year

 

Albion Outdoors

Ecology fieldwork in Northumberland

Website

 

Bell Ingram

Land and property management agents

Website

 

Berwick Holiday Park

Holiday accommodation

Website

 

Blyth Harbour Commission

Port

Website

 

Cottages in Northumberland

Holiday accommodation

Website

 

Geoffrey Lurie Solicitors

Solicitors

Website

 

Gustharts

Arborist and garden equipment

Website

 

Harrison Leisure UK

Holiday accommodation

Website

 

holidaycottages.co.uk

Holiday accommodation

Website

 

Howick Trustees

Howick Hall and Gardens

Website

 

Northern Experience Wildlife Tours

Wildlife tours

Website

 

Northumberland County Council

Local authority

Website

 

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Northumbria Byways

Holiday accommodation

Website

Ord House Country Park

Holiday accommodation

Website

 

Poltross Enterprises

Wild bird food and accessories

Website

 

Sykes Cottages

Holiday accommodation

Website

 

Verdant Leisure

Holiday park

Website

 

Wardell Armstrong

Independent engineering and environmental consultancy

Website

 

Other ways to support

Whatever the size of your organisation or the level of commitment you can give, we can work together to make a difference to the region’s wildlife.

For an informal chat about any of the below, or to discuss your own partnership ideas, please contact us on (0191) 284 6884 or mail@northwt.org.uk.

Below are just some of the different ways that your company could choose to support us:

Wildlife work days

Are you looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity for a group of employees getting involved in practical nature conservation? Contact us about our wildlife work days.

Charity of the year

You could make a long-term commitment to supporting the Trust by nominating us as your company's charity of the year - making a real difference to our work protecting and conserving the region’s wildlife.

Company donations

One of the easiest and most effective ways to support our work is through a company donation. You can choose to support a specific project or area of work, or we will allocate your donation to where money is most needed.

Gifts in kind

Supporting the Trust by supplying goods, discounted services or professional advice is another easy and valuable way for your business to help.

Staff fundraising

Employee fundraising is a great way to motivate staff and encourage teamwork throughout your organisation. Why not organise an event or activity to raise funds for the Trust? We can help out with advice, ideas and resources to make sure your fundraising goes with a bang.

Contract work

Choosing us as your preferred provider of land management advice and/or taking advantage of our in-house environmental consultancy service, EcoNorth, is a great way of supporting the Trust by investing in our future.

Payroll giving

Payroll giving is a straightforward and tax efficient way for your employees to donate direct from their salary, and enables everybody in your company to make a personal contribution to our charity.

Matched giving

Making donations that match the contributions of your employees is a great incentive for getting staff involved as well as potentially doubling the amount of money that could go towards protecting local wildlife.

Recycling IT for wildlife

Absolute Networks are supporting the Wildlife Trusts by offering a free IT recycling service, and has raised close to £15,000 for wildlife. They collect unwanted IT equipment free of charge, debadge the equipment and prepare it for sale (also providing a full data destruction service). All waste equipment is disposed of ethically in the UK, and any profits they make upon resale of your equipment can be donated to a Wildlife Trust of your choice. Read more.

Savoo

Use Savoo as a search function for all your organisational purchases and not only earn great discounts but in doing so, NWT receives a % of the savings made as a donation. Visit their website here for more info. www.savoo.co.uk.

National partnerships

Vine House Farm

Everyone should be able to experience the joy of wildlife in their everyday lives. The easiest and most effective way to do this is to encourage wildlife close to home. The Wildlife Trust’s enduring partnership with Vine House Farm has inspired and enabled people to look after the wildlife in their garden for over ten years. Feeding Vine House Farm bird seed, home grown on their wildlife friendly farm in Lincolnshire has enabled tens of thousands of people to experience the joy of wildlife in their gardens.

Every purchase raises money for their local Wildlife Trust too. In ten years their partnership with the Wildlife Trust has raised over £1.25m, an unprecedented level of support for a charity from a small family business which enables us to help many more people experience the joy of wildlife.

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Jordans Cereals

The Wildlife Trust’s partnership with Jordans Cereals uses Trust’s local expertise to inspire, empower and enable the farmers who grow their cereals to farm in harmony with nature. Farmers look after over 70% of the UK’s land area and are key to natures recovery. The 40+ farms which grow cereals for Jordans look after 14,000ha. Every farmer has worked with experts from their local Wildlife Trust to meet an industry leading standard, developed in partnership between The Wildlife Trusts and Jordans.

Overall, a quarter of the land area of the farms, nearly 4,000ha, is managed for wildlife. Well manged field margins, woodland, waterways and hedgerows all enable wildlife to thrive and to move through the landscape. Look out for The Wildlife Trusts logo on packs of Jordans and for special offers on Wildlife Trust membership.

Jordans Grin-ola

Jordans Grin-ola special membership offer

Half price family watch membership

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Become a corporate partner, email elizabeth.lovatt@northwt.org.uk, call (0191) 284 6884