Headline sponsorship opportunities

The BIG Biodiversity Challenge continues to be recognised as the number one industry initiative for delivering biodiversity within construction and the built environment. Since its launch in 2013 the challenge has grown considerably and attracts organisations from across a wide range of stakeholder groups. In 2015 the number of organisations signing up more than doubled to over 120 and the number of entry submissions rose from 119 to over 200. This growth has demonstrated an engagement and understanding of biodiversity across the industry. Headline sponsorship of the BIG Biodiversity Challenge gives your organisation unique brand exposure and access to a range of stakeholders working within construction and the built environment.

 

Past participants of the BIG Biodiversity Challenge include client organisations, consultants, contractors, regulators and academia such as – Aberystwyth University, ABG Geosynthetics, Aecom, Arc Consulting, Arup, Atkins, BAM Construction, Berkeley Group, British Gypsum, Brookfield Multiplex, BSG Ecology, Cemex, Costain, Crossrail, Environment Agency, Gatwick Airport, Interserve, Kier, Marks & Spencer, Ministry of Defence, Morgan Sindall, Murphy, Network Rail, Osborne, Skanska, Sir Robert McAlpine, The Crown Estate, Transport for London,  Vinci, VolkerWessels UK, Waitrose and Willmott Dixon.
 

 

 

 

the UK’s urban areas have the potential to hold a wealth of wildlife, if we give nature a chance"

(RSPB 'State of nature' 2013)

the UK’s urban areas have the potential to hold a wealth of wildlife, if we give nature a chance"

RSPB 'State of nature' 2013

Sponsorship opportunities 

  • Raise your profile and brand exposure across a wide range of stakeholders covering both the supply and demand sides of the industry as well as public sector champions, regulators, academia and Government. Sponsors will have significant supported promotion and additional opportunities through relevant CIRIA events, webinars, briefings and online content. 

  • Demonstrate leadership and commitment to championing sustainability and the delivery of biodiversity within construction and the built environment.

  • Position your organisation at the forefront of good practice in sustainability and be recognised as an industry leader in biodiversity.

  • Meet your CSR objectives by supporting good practice and technical excellence across the construction industry to improve environmental and societal impacts of construction. 

  • Help key personnel with professional development and speaking opportunities. Raise your profile and target a rapidly growing sector, including key decision makers and biodiversity leaders, developing business as well as helping to shape the community. 

Headline sponsorship of BIG Biodiversity Challenge 2016

 

Investment: £25k +VAT 

 

Headline sponsorship of the BIG Biodiversity Challenge gives an exclusive partnership to the leading initiative for delivering biodiversity within construction and the wider built environment. This opportunity offers your organisation 12 months of unique brand exposure, at the leading edge for innovation and thought leadership, helping address specific challenges of implementing biodiversity fully within the wider built environment. Headline sponsorship includes opportunities to contribute to the development of CIRIA’s wider biodiversity programme and activities.

 

Sponsorship Benefits: 

  • Headline sponsor of BIG Biodiversity Challenge and overall award winner in 2016

  • Opportunity to present overall award winner at BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2016

  • Dedicated Headline Sponsor page on BIG Biodiversity Challenge website 

  • Inclusion in marketing and PR channels: e-communications, website, events calendar, social media activities

  • Opportunity to showcase importance of biodiversity to your organisation via video – video to be screened during awards ceremony and posted on BIG Biodiversity Challenge website

  • Use of BIG Biodiversity Challenge Headline Sponsor logo for your marketing materials*

  • 6 x free tickets to BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards ceremony 2016 

  • Display opportunities at BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards ceremony 2016 

  • Significant social media exposure via Twitter throughout award campaign

  • Inclusion in all material related to BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards 2016

 

This sponsorship package can be tailored to suit the needs and aspirations of your organisation

CIRIA will undertake a dedicated media campaign to meet your industries audience

 

Wider benefits:

Along with the benefits offered to award category sponsors, CIRIA would be delighted to work with the headline sponsor on wider benefits including the following examples:

  • Bespoke biodiversity workshop, delivered by an industry leader and tailored to the needs of your organisation.

  • Chairing or speaking opportunity at one of CIRIA’s programmed biodiversity events

  • Opportunity to host one event or site visit in the relevant biodiversity theme

  • Branded presence on CIRIA homepage website

  • Potential to contribute to the development of CIRIA’s biodiversity programme and activities with increased visibility and enhanced brand awareness through logo placement on all promotional materials during sponsorship period.

  • Discounted membership of CIRIA at an agreed rate**

  • Opportunities to contribute to development of biodiversity related reports, briefings and online content***

  • Digital coverage through our main CIRIA website (average 63,000 page views per month).

 

*    Designed around your organisations requirements
**    To be agreed with CIRIA over course of sponsorship period.
***    To be developed and agreed with CIRIA over course of sponsorship period and in advance of publication of any promotional materials

 

Get in touch

To discuss any of the sponsorship options or other potential sponsorship options please contact Michael Small at CIRIA on 020 7549 3300 or email michael.small@ciria.org 
 

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