Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has recognised local businesses that make an outstanding contribution to nature in Gloucestershire at its annual business awards, Nature Works, which took place at Blackfriars in Gloucester. This year Grundon Waste Management were headline sponsors for Nature Works, continuing the companies 25 year-long partnership with the Trust.
Former Grundon CEO, Richard Skehens, receives his Special Recognition Award
from Roger Mortlock, CEO of Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.
The awards were launched in 2011 to recognise and reward businesses that support both the work of the Wildlife Trust and also Gloucestershire’s natural environment. Over the years winners have included both small businesses and multi-national corporations based in the county.
“Gloucestershire’s natural assets have always helped to power the economy of the county, Today, many people choose to move here to work and also locate their businesses here as they recognise the importance of the natural world. The winners not only recognise this but also champion it within their companies and business networks to make a real difference,” said Roger Mortlock, GWT CEO.
This year winners of the Nature Works Awards have been recognised for their excellence in making environmentally friendly practice in business a reality.
Commenting on Grundon’s support of both the Nature Works awards and the Trust, Bradley Smith, Sales & Marketing Director at Grundon said: “For 25 years Grundon Waste Management has been an active supporter of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, and the company has now given over £2.5 million to local projects.
“We are delighted to continue our support of the valuable work the Trust does by sponsoring the Nature Works awards. We love hearing about local projects, many of which are extremely creative, and we take great pride recognising Gloucestershire businesses that support both the work of the Trust and also the natural environment within the county.”
The awards ceremony also proved to be a day to remember for former CEO of Grundon, Richard Skehens, who received a Special Recognition Award from the Trust for his long-term support.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is a countywide charity which manages 60 nature reserves covering over 2,000 acres in addition to identifying key sites of nature importance. Its aim is to secure a natural environment which the people of Gloucestershire and visitors to the area can enjoy for generations to come. The Trust has a local membership of over 27,500 people and works with 500 regular volunteers who give their time to support its work.Back to news