Thank you to all our sponsors who are making these awards possible and to Transition Evesham Vale who are helping us organise the awards.
Rooftop is passionate about the environment, and the impact and legacy we leave for future generations. Interlinked with this is fuel poverty and a sustainable environment.
Rooftop has raised its standards to deliver homes and services that create sustainable communities for people to live and thrive in.
Fortis Living is a 15,000 home housing association operating primarily in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. With a turnover of around £78 million a year, it is one of the largest housing providers in the West Midlands. The team work closely with customers and stakeholders to understand and respond to local needs and to help create successful and resilient local communities. Fortis provides homes and services for those needing extra support, including supported housing for older and younger people and Extra Care.
Fortis Living has a strong social purpose and is committed to delivering positive social and environmental outcomes. Sponsoring the Intelligently Green Awards highlights this commitment and helps to showcase the inspirational initiatives happening across Wychavon.
Pershore College is a national centre for horticulture and offers the very best in land-based learning including courses in animal welfare, veterinary nursing, floristry, horticulture, arboriculture, food manufacture, landscaping and garden design. The college's new £5.8m redevelopment includes a spectacular Collections House and brand new library and teaching rooms for our students.
Pershore College is supporting the Intelligently Green awards as we are fully committed to the economic and environmental sustainability of our local communities in Wychavon and Worcestershire. We want to provide the skilled workforce needed to support economic growth in the area as well as ensuring we look after our environment for future generations
imaGine is a project of Transition Evesham Vale to develop a strong environmental community in Evesham, using a community space in an empty shop in Market Place, Evesham. We have a assortment of community activities linked to the green theme, all aimed at helping individuals and the community to shift to a lower carbon future. These include seed swaps, books for free, Repair Café, and Cycle Evesham Vale. imaGine will be at the heart of the Town Plan initiative to develop a Green Plan for Evesham.
We are delighted to sponsor the Wychavon Intelligently Green Award for individuals and households, as it recognises how we can all make a real difference in combatting climate change.
JellyPickleJam is a small preserving company, tea and gift shop based in the beautiful Vale of Evesham. Our passion for good quality, local seasonal and sustainable produce drives us to bring the very best hand picked and handmade preserves, made from fruit and vegetables sourced from the lush and abundant gardens of the Vale. We strive to inspire others to make use of their own home-grown produce by offering advice, recipes, classes and events in preserve making techniques. Our mission is to reduce food waste and rejuvenate community interest in fruit and vegetable growing towards greater self sufficiency and natural health. Our Community Crop Scheme provides help for those who are too busy or less able to harvest their own fruit or vegetables, enabling local people to enjoy the wealth and beauty of their gardens whilst sharing these delights with JellyPickleJam customers.
Wychavon Intelligently Green Awards are very close to our heart, having had the honour of winning the Food, Green Space and Tourism category in 2014. The awards provide a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of individuals and organisations for the conservation and preservation of the local environment; it is these local heroes who are prepared to use their innovation, personal energy and financial investment that keep the spirit and beauty of the Vale of Evesham alive.
Larger business and public sector
Established in 2008 in Evesham town centre, Areca Design supports businesses of any size with innovative marketing, enabling them to succeed online or engage in a memorable way with their target demographic.
Developing cutting-edge mobile app technology to help with business processes, health and safety and training – we have become a leading player in the digital revolution of Augmented Reality.
With a strong portfolio of brand design and promotion, exhibition, build design and management, and environmentally friendly print sourcing – Areca Design is a long-term partner to help businesses grow.
Hayloft Plants has much pleasure in sponsoring the community group category of the 2016 Wychavon Intelligently Green Awards. Hayloft Plants is a multi-channel retailer and grower of ornamental and edible plants and is located in Pensham, one mile east of Pershore. Hayloft Plants is a large local employer of staff, most live within the Wychavon district.
As we all know from our school days, plants take in carbon dioxide during the day and emit oxygen in the process of photosynthesis, or green growth. It therefore seems appropriate to support this good local cause and at the same time highlight the excellent carbon reducing properties of plants, not to mention their fantastic cosmetic appearance and ability to promote well-being and tranquillity in our daily lives.
The University of Worcester is the second greenest university in the UK and is committed to promoting principles of sustainability and through our activities strengthen sustainable communities, services and businesses. We are proud to sponsor these awards which will recognise and reward local organisations.