(Above) Dorset Wildlife Trust CE Dr Simon Cripps with Head Conkerer Rupert Holloway of Conker Spirit
Find out what 2018 will mean for our partnership with Dorset Businesses
As we enter the second season of our new re-vamped corporate development programme, I’m delighted to report our partnerships are going from strength to strength. We’ve had several large companies join as well as a number of smaller, local firms. Both are important to us as we want to scale both impact and engagement across the county.
As more companies hear about our work due to our increasing profile, we have got to a point where we can form a network of like-minded individuals. Our next step is to link you all up better through events, initiatives and conservation work. That will help us to coordinate an army of support for a healthy, productive Dorset rich in wildlife, and hopefully help you with networking, profile and learning.
Only a couple of weeks ago two of our corporate partners met at an event to publicise their support for our lottery prizes. They got talking and now they have forged a business partnership between them, all as a result of their joint interest in Dorset’s nature and sustainability. We would love to help inspire more conversations and collaborations as we form a network of companies that together stand up for the environment, as well as to learn and benefit from each other as a network of progressive, dynamic organisations. If you help Dorset’s nature we want to help you to compete in your market.
We’re currently working with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry to help launch two inspiring business initiatives, and we want you our partners to be amongst the first to know. The first campaign asks Dorset business to make a pledge to go ‘Plastic free by 2023’ a five year programme to help local businesses reduce and recycle their plastics. With the aim of delivering zero waste, you’ll receive training and support to achieve a cleaner healthier Dorset for all. The second initiative recognises and celebrates great environmental business practice. We’re co-sponsoring Dorset’s first Business Award for the Environment, with Poole Harbour Commissioners. Details and criteria to be announced, but please register your interest with Sally.
And finally, Sally is arranging the first of what we hope will be many interesting and valuable DWT Corporate Member events. We will offer your representative or senior management an opportunity to see Dorset’s nature and meet like-minded individuals. An experience that money can’t buy. Please do come along with us in June at our centrally located High Hyde Heath near Wareham for a ramble and great corporate breakfast. I look forward to meeting you all there.
To get involved, call Sally Cooper at Dorset Wildlife Trust to get more from your membership - 01305 217987 or email