BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards Sponsors - 2017
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 five autonomous companies: St George, St James, Berkeley, St Edward and St William.
British Land are one of Europe’s largest publicly listed real estate investment trusts (REITs). We own, manage and develop a portfolio of high quality properties focused on offices and residential in London, and retail and leisure around the UK.
Across our portfolio we are focused on Placemaking. This is about creating attractive and engaging real estate which is in tune with modern lifestyles and has a vibrancy of its own. Our purpose is to deliver long-term and sustainable total returns to our shareholders and we do this by focusing on Places People Prefer.
We recognise that our business activities have wide-ranging social, environmental and economic impacts. We want our occupiers, local communities, investors, staff, suppliers, the people who work, shop and live in our buildings, and the wider society to benefit from our activity – creating positive social and environmental outcomes.
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Esri is the global market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), offering the most, powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organisations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75% of the Fortune 500, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities.
Esri UK’s team of experienced professional services consultants have delivered hundreds of projects, deploying the most advanced solutions for digital transformation and operational intelligence in a wide range of industries including housing and infrastructure. Esri software is used around the world to support sustainable development and biodiversity.
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.
Landsec is the UK’s largest listed commercial real estate company. Our £14.5 billion portfolio totals 23.6 million sq ft and includes some of London’s most desirable office buildings and the UK’s most successful shopping and leisure destinations.
In London, we own and manage a portfolio totalling more than £8.2 billion. In Retail, our commitment to creating an outstanding consumer experience, combined with the strength and resilience of our 17.5 million sq ft of assets, means we provide the space where consumers want to shop and retailers want to be, both now and in the future.
Whether in offices or retail, sustainability is key to everything we do. For us, being a sustainable business means ensuring Landsec remains healthy and successful for years to come.
Landsec delivers value for our shareholders, great space for our customers and positive change for our communities.
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.
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.