BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards Sponsors 2019
Kier is a leading property, residential, construction and services
group. We operate across a range of sectors including defence,
education, health, housing, industrials, power, property,
transport and utilities. The Group employs over 24,000 people in its operations in the
UK, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Australia.
Our vision is to be a world-class, customer-focused company
that invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where
we live, work and play.
Sir Robert McAlpine
Sir Robert McAlpine is a leading UK building and civil engineering company. We combine outstanding technical expertise with the personal touch that comes with being a family-owned company.
Sustainability is intrinsic to our daily operations and central to our long-term strategy.
Our core values are reflected in the responsible business practices which lie at the heart of sustainability, principles which help maintain and develop the effective relationships that are fundamental to our collaborative approach to business.
Heathrow Airport looks after more than just planes and runways – we have a huge interest in ecology and green spaces, we manage 170 hectares of land across 13 sites, and in finding ways to preserve them for future generations to enjoy. Heathrow’s biodiversity sites support thousands of species of flora and fauna which thrive around the airport. We’re delighted to have been recognised for our continued commitment by winning the Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark Award for over ten years. We’re committed to operating Heathrow sustainably, now and in the future, and continually building on our success.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland is part of one of the world’s largest privately owned property businesses who develop, manage and invest in property in more than 60 cities around the world. In the UK, they focus on managing a diverse property portfolio which includes Grosvenor’s London estate of Mayfair and Belgravia as well as other developments elsewhere in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
Founded in 2003, Wildflower Turf has pioneered and developed a soil less growing system which has transformed the concept of turf growing. Wildflower Turf is currently working with a number of organisations to help create wildlife friendly environments for species such as bees, butterflies, voles and slow worms, to name a few. These organisations include The Natural History Museum, Sainsbury’s, The Environment Agency and Natural England. A number of councils throughout the country have used the turf to improve parks and open spaces in their areas, and many more have made enquiries for future projects. In addition the turf is specified by many architects for both green roofs and landscaping projects as a simple way of guaranteeing a wild flower meadow and the ecological benefits this brings.
The Berkeley Group build homes and neighbourhoods. We focus on creating beautiful, successful places in London and the South of England. We work together with other people to tackle the shortage of good quality homes, and make a lasting contribution to the landscape and to the communities we help create.
The Berkeley Group is made up of six autonomous companies: St George, St James, Berkeley, St Edward, St William and St Joseph.