We are excited to introduce the sponsors for our Rewilding The Future conference with Chris Packham – so here they are – everyone “Meet the Sponsors”.

MAIN EVENT SPONSOR – Resilient Business Systems.

“You run your business – we look after I.T!”  Resilient Business Systems provide cost-effective outsourced IT solutions for small to medium businesses. Our tailored support packages are made up of a wide range of services designed to meet the specific needs of our customers’ individual business requirements. Our main priority is to develop professional, pro-active and robust IT infrastructures that they can then use as a solid foundation to grow their business.

Resilient Business Systems are sponsoring the Bilberry Bumble Bee Table at the Conference.

Alongside our main event sponsor we have an amazing team of Table Sponsors as follows:

Stephenson Mohl Group

Stephenson-Mohl Group are a North East based policy and lobbying group who work to make positive changes in the environment around us and to our everyday lives. Beyond everyday activities we support efforts to improve energy sustainability, encouraging greater participation in low carbon transport and building greater awareness and support for families living with autism.

Stephenson Mohl Group are sponsoring the Red Kite table at the conference.

Horsethinking CIC

HorseThinking CIC runs programmes of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. With our herd of naturally living horses, and professional therapy team we achieve remarkable results. Re-Wilding started as a ‘moving on’ programme for our clients and young people and it is powerfully evolving as we learn about the re-wilding ethos – allowing the process to be driven by the land, requiring us to step aside, to trust nature and to listen to what it needs to do.

HorseThinking CIC are sponsoring the Horse table at the conference.

JDM Earth Ltd

Based in the North East of England, JDM Earth Ltd are leading the way in the domestic, commercial and Electric Vehicle Charging Industries. We believe in creating a more sustainable future for generations to come and are proud to be at the forefront of Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure.  We aim to support our local community by the provision of employment and learning opportunities, our environment by the reduction of carbon emissions and the planet by supporting the preservation of natural habitats, wildlife and vulnerable communities via Mahouts Elephant Foundation’s projects in Thailand.

JDM Earth are sponsoring the Butterfly table at the Conference.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

The Trust’s mission is to restore, reconnect and/or re-create habitats – ‘Living Landscapes’ – allowing wildlife to thrive and move freely and adapt to climate change. We also manage over 60 local nature reserves, covering 38km² of countryside   and run projects that help threatened species, including red squirrels, water voles and ospreys.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust are sponsoring the Badger Table at the Conference.

Riverside Consulting

Riverside Consulting CIC was set up in April 2009 and allows professionals who normally work on their own – as specialist consultants – to collaborate and share their expertise, skills and knowledge on a range of projects that could not be delivered easily by one person working alone. Our core team of five experts have over 100 years of combined experience in fundraising, international partnership work, project management and organisational development and specialise in working with organisations and agencies that support offenders and marginalised groups, provide for the training and education of adults and young people as well as offering media and PR skills to a generic business audience.

Riverside Consulting are sponsoring the Hedgehog Table at the Conference.

J C Atkinson

JC Atkinson are the UK’s unrivalled manufacturer and supplier of green, environmentally friendly coffins and caskets, including, willow, seagrass, wool, picture and coloured coffins. We are committed to providing exceptional quality products, consistently and reliably by understanding how precious loved ones are and our commitment to our customers ensures that we do everything we can to help at difficult times. We aim to provide the highest standard of ethically hand-crafted products while maintaining consistently high levels of quality and customer care. JC Atkinson are fully committed through our Corporate Social Responsibility programme to supporting local, regional and national causes and especially those which support nature and biodiversity and also minimise our impact on the environment.

JC Atkinson are sponsoring the Mouse Table at the Conference.

ATK Equipment

ATK supply recycling solutions that enable clients to divert waste from landfill and increase their recycling.  Our products include balers for cardboard and plastic, compactors for general waste and shredders for paper and wood waste. Based in the North East our clients range from small local SME’s to prestigious blue-chip nationals such as PZ Cussons and Procter & Gamble.  We are also licensed waste carriers and brokers.  For a free waste audit please call Bill Walton on 0845 6036764.

ATK Equipment  are sponsoring the Stag Table at the Conference.

Pickwick Cross

Pickwick Cross is a Newcastle-based energy consultancy that works with businesses of all sizes across the UK. We help businesses to manage the purchasing of electricity and gas. We also help businesses to reduce their energy usage thereby lowering costs and reducing the impact on the environment.

Pickwick Cross are sponsoring the Kingfisher Table at the Conference.

WWT Washington Wetland Centre

WWT Washington Wetland Centre is an award-winning attraction offering unforgettable wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery all year round.  We manage our site to sustain and enhance local species. WWT works throughout the world, rewilding areas and providing sustainable habitats for both wildlife and the people who rely on wetlands for life.

WWT Washington Wetland Centre are sponsoring the Otter Table at the Conference.

Marriott Hotels

The Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel MetroCentre offers 4-star accommodation, exceptional amenities and a convenient location. Part of a global chain of hotels, we have an even greater obligation to operate responsibly with our expanding global presence. While integrating sustainability across our value chain and mitigating climate-related risk, we are working to reduce our environmental impacts, build and operate sustainable hotels and source responsibly.

Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel are sponsoring the Puffin Table at the Conference.


IEMA is the worldwide alliance of environment and sustainability professionals, working to make our businesses and organisations future-proof. Belonging gives us the knowledge, connections and authority to lead collective change, with IEMA’s global sustainability standards as our benchmark. By mobilising our expertise we will continue to challenge norms, drive new kinds of enterprise and make measurable progress towards our bold vision: transforming the world to sustainability.

IEMA are sponsoring the Red Squirrel Table at the Conference

Blyth Wildlife Rescue

Blyth Wildlife Rescue, also known as Northumbria Wildlife Rescue is a dedicated wildlife rescue service working right across Newcastle Upon Tyne and Northumberland, dealing with over 1000 queries every year with the help of over 20 volunteers. We take in around 450 animals, both wild and domestic, and deal in excess of 1,600 calls for advice and emergencies every year. Many of our patients are rehabilitated in the homes of our members, who care for each patient through to the final stages of the animal’s release back into the wild. We also operate a small hospital setup where voluntary staff work with patients requiring intensive care and treatment before being moved out into foster care and then released into the wild.

Blyth Wildlife Rescue are the Chosen Charity Table at the Conference.

Women in Sustainability (WINS) is the professional network for women creating positive change for a sustainable future.

Our purpose is to equip women with the confidence, connections and knowledge to lead impactful and flourishing careers that make a difference. Through enabling women, who share a common vision for the future, to connect with each other, we aim to grow their capacity, energy and leadership, to ‘be’ the change they want to see.

WINS Newcastle Hub is led by Dr Jenny Davidson at Newcastle University Business School. Our next event is on 20 September – hope you can join us!

Women in Sustainability are sponsoring the Deer Table at the Conference.

Climate Action North East

Climate Action North East is a community interest company based in the North East of England. We’re here to take action on environmental and climate issues for the benefit of communities and businesses across the region. We run projects centred around Climate Change action including Litter picking, beach cleans, environmental education, business resilience, carbon footprinting, education and awareness.

Climate Action North East are sponsoring the Hare Table at the Conference.