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The BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards Sponsorship Opportunities 2022


Sponsorship opportunities


  • Raise your profile and brand exposure across a wide range of stakeholders covering both the supply and demand sides of the industry, including clients, contractors, consultants, as well as public sector champions, regulators, academia and Government. Sponsors benefit from 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.

  • Lead the biodiversity net gain effort within the industry by joining the Biodiversity Community of Practice

  • Meet your CSR and KPI 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 through peer to peer learning , demonstrating thought leadership and speaking opportunities.

  • Target a rapidly growing sector, including key decision makers and biodiversity leaders.

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 a wide range of stakeholder groups. In 2018, over 100+ entries were received across eight award with organisations demonstrating how their projects are helping to strengthen biodiversity across the UK. Since launch, 750+ case studies were submitted, 53 Awards and 7 Overall Winners were announced. Category sponsorship of the BIG Biodiversity Challenge and Awards, gives your organisation unique brand exposure and access to a range of stakeholders working within construction and the built environment.

From 2022 onwards the sponsorship of the BIG Challenge & Awards is paired with joining the new Biodiversity Community of Practice. This is an added benefit that places you and your organisation at the forefront of the Biodiversity Net Gain effort.

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.




































Sponsorship opportunities 

Investment:  £5k (+ VAT) includes both sponsoring the remaining Awards packages AND membership to the new Biodiversity Community of Practice.


Benefits include:


  • Sponsorship of one of the BIG Awards categories (available on first come first served basis) or one of the associated BIG launch events leading to the 2022 (face to face) Awards ceremony in September 2022

  • Judging opportunity for the BIG Biodiversity Challenge competition (based on experience)

  • Opportunity to speak at Biodiversity CoP- led events

  • Opportunity to join the Biodiversity CoP Project Steering Group, leading to shaping and scoping CoP activities and future biodiversity initiatives, including guidance.

Additional sponsorship packages: We have a limited number of bespoke packages to suit smaller budgets including the Awards Drinks Reception sponsorship, Awards Catering sponsorship and Awards programme brochure sponsor.
Benefits of the bespoke packages will vary depending on level of sponsorship.



Sponsorship Benefits: 

  • Complimentary tickets to launch events March and May 2022.

  • Early acknowledgement and brand exposure at launch event and other related events during the lead up to the awards ceremony.

  • Opportunity to present your sponsored award at the  2022 ceremony and obtain promotional photos (taken professionally) of you presenting the award to the award winners.

  • Dedicated profile on the BIG Biodiversity Challenge website with a 150 word award sponsor entry about your organisation.

  • Inclusion in awards marketing campaign & follow up promotion, press releases, e-communications, website, events calendar, social media activities.

  • Use of BIG Biodiversity Challenge  sponsor logo for  your marketing materials.

  • Complimentary tickets to attend the awards ceremony 2022 - number of tickets will be based on sponsorship fee. 

  • Extensive brand profile at awards ceremony and follow up promotional activities.

  • Display opportunities at awards ceremony 2022.

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

  • Social media exposure via Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs etc. throughout the awards campaign and follow up activities (see page 6 overleaf).

  • Acknowledgement in all awards related material for 2022.

  • Opportunities to contribute to the BIG Biodiversity website content including the development of biodiversity related reports, briefings and other online content.*

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

*To be developed and agreed with CIRIA over course of sponsorship and in advance of publication of any promotional material.


Get in touch

To discuss any of the sponsorship options or other potential sponsorship options please email

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