Corporate support

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Many companies and their staff choose to support Norfolk’s wildlife, countryside and environment by forming a partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust. From corporate membership to staff challenges, there are many ways you and your company can get involved.

Our Investors in Wildlife corporate membership scheme is tiered to enable companies of any size and from all sectors to join us. The support you choose to pledge demonstrates to your staff, partners, customers and the general public that your business is committed to local wildlife, people and the environment of Norfolk.

Starting at £350, the tiered scheme allows you to choose the level of support that you feel best represents your company and its aims and responsibilities. At the higher levels, we can customise your membership package to meet your needs and to contain the actual benefits you feel are important to you and your staff.  

Please contact 01603 625540 for a copy of our brochure and application form. Your company will receive the following benefits:

Bronze Membership £350:

  • Promotion of your Investor in Wildlife status through listing on the NWT website and publications including Business News and the Annual Report.
  • An exclusive framed certificate to hang in your reception area
  • Staff membership cards allowing free access to NWT nature reserves
  • Investors in Wildlife newsletter three times a year plus our full colour magazine Tern
  • Invitation to our prestigious Investors in Wildlife event, a unique opportunity for networking with like-minded companies
  • Discounted rates on staff challenge days on our nature reserves
  • Access to NWT’s wealth of knowledge and expertise
  • Publicity for your business through our website and in our publications


Silver Membership £500:

Additional benefits of a hyperlink on our website and a press release on joining

Gold Membership £1,000:

Additional benefits of discounted advertising in Tern, a free Norfolk Wildlife Services consultancy visit and press photo opportunity on joining.

Corporate Partner £5,000:

Includes a free annual staff challenge day, your company logo on NWT’s website, a free guided walk for staff, a lunchtime talk to staff, further publicity opportunities and tailored staff engagement.

All prices quoted are for 12 months membership and are exclusive of VAT.

Working on the Wild Side

Employee volunteering with Norfolk Wildlife Trust is a fantastic opportunity for staff team building and personal development outside of the normal working environment. It is also a great, interactive way for companies to make a positive and practical difference to local wildlife.

We have a calendar of tasks suitable throughout the year. Full training on the use of tools will be given on the day, and expert Trust staff will be on hand at all times to supervise. A charge of £35 per person for Investors in Wildlife members and £50 for non members is made to cover our costs.

Phil Spiby from UK Power Networks said: “team challenges develop new skills, enhance team working, bring colleagues together and our employees really enjoy them. At UK Power Networks we recognise the benefits they bring to our company as well as taking satisfaction from producing tangible benefits for wildlife and the local community.”

Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust Brendan Joyce said: “Employee volunteering is a win-win situation both for the staff of local companies and for nature conservation in Norfolk. We are always hugely impressed with the effort our volunteers put in to help us with our crucial management habitat work.”

To discuss how your company, or the company you work for can get involved with employee volunteering, please email Jane Ryan or phone her on 01603 625540.

Thanks to all our Investors in Wildlife

 

Corporate Partners


Anglian Water Services Ltd
Aviva
Dow Chemical Company Limited, King’s Lynn
Essex & Suffolk Water
HSBC Bank plc
Lincs Wind Farm
Richardson's Boating Holidays
Shell U.K. Limited

Gold Members

Centrica - King's Lynn Power Station
Fritton Lake Retreats

Norwich City Council
UK Power Networks
Woodforde's Norfolk Ales

Silver Members

Best Western Le Strange Arms Hotel
Best Western Plus Knights Hill Hotel and Spa
British Wild Flower Plants
Britvic

Broadland Wineries
Caister Holiday Park
Clapham & Collinge
Cozens-Hardy LLP
Empresa
Forest Holidays
The Globe Inn
Greater Anglia
Hansells Solicitors
Heacham Manor Hotel
Herbert Woods
Holden Group
holidaycottages.co.uk
Hopton Holiday Village
Jessops
Kett's Country Cottages

Keys Auctions
Lynton Wines
Marine & Industrial LLP
Norfolk Country Cottages

Norfolk Hideaways
Norfolk Woodburners
Parker Communications

The Pheasant Hotel & Restaurant
Richard Osbourne Photography
Searles Leisure Resort
Seashore Holiday Park
Swallowtail Print
Swarovski Optik
Sykes Cottages
White Stuff
Wild Duck Holiday Park

Bronze Members

Alan Boswell & Company Ltd
Anglia Farmers Ltd

The Bakehouse
Barker Brothers Builders Limited
Bateman Groundworks
Ben Burgess Garden Equipment
Birketts LLP
Blue Sky Leisure
Breakwater IT
British Sugar PLC
Brown & Co
BTS Group
Busseys Ltd

Catton Print Ltd
Cemex
Cley Spy
Clippesby Holidays
Clover Greetings Ltd
Cox's Boatyard
Creative Image Management Ltd

D & F McCarthy Ltd
Dawson's Law
Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade
Dipples

Eastern Counties Access Solutions
Easton College
Engena Ltd

GGS
GreenAcres Woodland Burials - Colney
Greens Farming Ltd
Gresham's School

Howes Percival

Interconnector (UK) Ltd

Jarrold & Sons Ltd
John Innes Society
John Lewis, Norwich

Kinnerton Confectionery Co Ltd

Lafarge Aggregates Ltd
Larking Gowen
Longwater Gravel Co Ltd
Lovewell Blake

M+A Partners
Mayday
Mayfair Marquees
Media Associates
Metsä Wood
Mills & Reeve

Nicholas Hancox Solicitors Ltd
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
Norfolk County Council Reuse Shops
Notcutts Garden Centre

Orbital Foods Limited
Oxford & Cambridge Independent Advisors Ltd

Panks Engineers Ltd
Pinkfoot Gallery
Pledger Pharmacy Ltd
Poultec Training Ltd
PricewaterhouseCoopers

RG Carter Holdings Ltd
Richard Osbourne Photography
Richard Pike Associates
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd
Rogers and Norton
Ronaldo Ices
RWE Npower

Savills (L&P) Ltd
Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm
Sibelco UK Ltd
Stuart Robinson Jewellers Ltd

Walker Rubber & Plastics Limited
Whin Hill Cider
WildSounds
Across Norfolk, we are working in partnership with local companies to safeguard local wildlife, protect wild places and reconnect people with the environment.

Whether through corporate donations, sponsorship, support in kind or making Norfolk Wildlife Trust your charity of the year, there are a number of ways in which your company or organisation could help with a local nature project. Or you can encourage them to do so. To find out how you can get involved please contact Jane Ryan on 01603 598309 or email janer@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Dow

Dow has pledged £6,000 a year to support our education and community work in the Gaywood Valley. Last year it enabled us to reach over 1,000 children and adults through school visits, family events and outreach activities.

Aviva

Since 2012, 34 groups of staff from Aviva have taken part in work parties held at NWT reserves. These brilliant corporate volunteers completed a huge amount of work to benefit wildlife and habitat.

Current opportunity!

Natterjack toad, photo by Karl ChartersHolme Dunes is one of the most important sites for Natterjack Toads and this project focuses on supporting the fragile habitat that the natterjacks require to survive and flourish.  We need your help to keep this vital habitat in prime condition through turf stripping, vegetation management and scrub clearance. NWT is seeking support to carry out specific elements of this important habitat restoration work.  

Funding of £1,800 would deliver 5 days of pond profiling with a digger to carefully profile the sides of the ponds and ensure they are of optimum depth and size for the natterjacks.  Alternatively £550 would support five days of warden time on site managing the volunteer management, scrub clearance, pond scraping and grass cutting required to keep the natterjack habitat in ideal condition over the year.

Please contact Jane Ryan on 01603 598309

Environmental Ethics Statement

It is a requirement of the NWT business strategy, as well as best practice, that we adopt a new environmental ethical policy and action plan to guide sponsorship, investment and purchasing decisions. In agreement with the NWT Council, the following statement was adopted in March 2013 and updated in January 2016.


Our approach

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is committed to an environmentally ethical approach to its relationships with funders, suppliers and investors. We particularly welcome relationships with companies and individuals that:
  • support our charitable objectives and vision for a sustainable environment for Norfolk’s wildlife and people;
  • practise an environmentally friendly and responsible approach to their own activity, taking steps to address their own environmental impact and encourage sustainability.
Where possible, we will work with businesses to encourage best practice environmentally and welcome opportunities, through our partnerships, to promote conservation and restoration benefits. We will also seek to influence activities and educate against practices that may be damaging to the environment.

We have a commitment to generating income for our charitable objectives and vision. In so doing:
  • We will seek funds and services from any business, individual or organisation provided the receipt of those funds or services does not compromise our charitable objectives and vision for a sustainable environment particularly for Norfolk’s wildlife and people.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw from or decline a relationship where the business, individual or organisation adversely affects or is perceived to adversely affect:
  1. the environment
  2. NWT’s ability to carry out statutory obligations
  3. NWT’s ability to accept other gifts or donations from other sources
  4. the reputation of Norfolk Wildlife Trust
  5. Or is perceived to be engaged in unethical or unlawful activities
We do not allow our partnerships to influence our own activity.

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