Meet our Sponsors

These awards wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. These businesses are committed to helping Suffolk reach its target of becoming Net Zero by 2030 – find out more about them below.

Vertas – Green School Sponsor

Working across both public and private sectors, The Vertas Group strives to deliver exceptional service across multiple specialisms. Since 2015 Vertas, Concertus Design and Property Consultants, and Opus People Solutions have worked incredibly closely with one another. In that time our Group has become one of the largest integrated facilities management companies, that includes property design and specialist recruitment capabilities, in Great Britain. The Vertas Group is proud to have a long history of supporting the local community and is delighted to be once again sponsoring the Greenest County Awards, celebrating environmental excellence in Suffolk.

SUEZ – Waste Reduction and Recycling Sponsor

We employ more than 5,000 people in the UK. Since 1988, we have been managing waste and water for our local authority and business customers. Today, we are pioneering sustainable solutions and innovative technologies for the UK’s circular economy. We live in a world of depleting raw materials, water stress and threatened ecosystems, all overshadowed by the climate crisis. SUEZ is confronting the planet’s greatest challenges by working to shape a sustainable environment. We do this by helping our customers make best possible use of their material and water resources, while reducing their carbon footprints, protecting the environment and driving efficiency.

Suffolk Building Society – Green Community Sponsor

Founded 174 years ago to enable people to buy land, and thus secure the vote, environmental and social issues still underpin Suffolk Building Society’s mission. Keen to focus on the right areas, the Society researched the priorities of local people. Ninety-one percent of respondents in the Eastern region said conserving wildlife and the natural world was the most important social issue to them. The Society’s Saving Suffolk campaign links up with carefully selected projects which focus on nature. These awards, with their long history of celebrating environment excellent in Suffolk, were therefore an obvious initiative for us to support.

Barnes Construction – Green Business Sponsor

Barnes Construction undertake a wide range of projects for clients both in the East of England and throughout the UK, delivering and contributing to the provision of places to live, learn, work, recuperate and socialise. We are delighted to once again be supporting the Greenest County Awards and in particular, the Green Business Category

Suffolk Wildlife Trust – Enhancing Biodiversity
and Landscape Sponsor

Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the county’s wildlife charity dedicated to protecting spaces for wildlife and empowering others to make the right choices for nature. The Trust, its members and county-wide network of volunteers, has led conservation efforts in Suffolk for over 60 years and has saved some of the most important wildlife sites as nature reserves. Suffolk Wildlife Trust works closely with community groups, land managers and partner organisations to help create landscapes rich in wildlife and enable people to feel more connected and engaged with nature.