We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom the Rewilding – a solution for climate change? conference would not be possible.

The conference celebrates the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day and takes place on 5 June 2019 at the Gateshead Marriot. See more here.

Please meet the sponsors for Rewilding – a solution for climate change. 

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.

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

Advanced Renewable Power Ltd is a multi-award-winning renewable energy specialist in the installation of Solar PV Systems, battery storage and EV charging.

Working in the commercial and domestic markets, they design and install bespoke renewable energy systems designed in close consultation with each customer and installed through quality workmanship, with an after-care service committed to long-term customer satisfaction.

Their dedication to ensuring that their work impacts positively on the environment, and on our customers’ lives, means that they use only equipment developed and supplied by the most renowned manufacturers, ensuring the highest product quality and best results.

The BEEARC Project. The catastrophic demise of the honey bee has awakened millions to the enormous economic impact they have on our lives and realisation of the consequences of a world without them.

The BEEARC Project plans to create an experience that will educate, inform and provide a broader understanding of the honey bee as a ‘being’, and the associated economic, social, community, cultural and spiritual meaning.

This will include a visitor and research centre with gardens, landscaped walks, shop, café and workshops; and a permanent yet constantly evolving exhibition that will include innovative and exciting experiences of virtual and augmented reality will take the visitor on an inner journey through The Cultural and Spiritual World, The Social and Community World and The Economic and Environmental World of the Honey Bee.

Durham Wildlife Trust is a conservation and wildlife education charity that works from Tyne to Tees. The trust manages 38 different nature reserves across the region and have a huge bank of volunteers and members who help us to deliver its vital work.

They educate people, young and old, on the importance of nature conservation and provide expert training and knowledge on all things wild! They also get involved with local and national campaigns, and as a membership charity rely on members to fund the vital work it does.

Enviro UK Consultants Ltd is a business consultancy specialising in environmental, sustainability, energy and waste management, training, renewable energy consultancy and project management.

They work in the construction, business, public and community sectors and its consultants are highly trained and experienced in many areas of support. Enviro UK Consultants also works with clients to address energy usage as well as improving overall sustainability and business growth. They are also registered trainers for The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and deliver training courses in waste management for businesses as well as environmental awareness training.

Hardings Solicitors have been part of the Sunderland community since 1993. They are partly a legal aid practice supporting local people in issues such as housing and family law and work and support a series of community projects and registered charities.

This has included community gardens such as A Space 2 Grow in St Peter’s Sunderland on a pro-bono basis, an example of the company ethos.   They believe issues in housing, human and planetary rights are key to community well-being, and hope to be at the core of this shared future. 

HorseThinking CIC runs programmes of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. With a herd of naturally living horses, and professional therapy team they achieve remarkable results.

Rewilding started as a ‘moving on’ programme for its clients and young people and it’s evolving as they learn about the rewilding ethos, allowing the process to be driven by the land, trust nature and to listen to what it needs to do.

JDM Earth. Based in Teesside, JDM Earth are leading the way in the installation of electrics and electrical technologies to future-proof your home and workplace. They believe in creating a more sustainable future for generations to come and are proud to be at the forefront of the electrical contracting, electrical vehicle charging and smart home technologies.

JDM’s vision is to deliver a service that is responsive to their customers need while providing cost-effective, energy efficient solutions to lighting design, installation and carbon reducing/smart home technology. They welcome the opportunity to work closely with their customers through partnerships and provide a tailored service to suit needs and requirements. They support the local community by providing employment and learning opportunities, the environment via the reduction of carbon emissions and the planet directly by supporting the preservation of natural habitats, wildlife and communities via Blissful Earth.

Joanne Rowland Art. Joanne is a professional wildlife and pet portrait artist, based in Consett, County Durham. She endeavours to capture realism, detail and personality in her work; her chosen mediums are usually artist’s coloured pencil (water and traditional) or pastel.

Her inspiration is drawn from the local wildlife, or species of significant importance to rewilding projects across the UK; together with her numerous visits to the South African bush. We’d like to thank Joanne for designing the table markers.

LEC Consultancy Limited’s design services cover everything from business cards, flyers, catalogues, brochures and magazines to full branding and re-branding projects. We’d like to thank LEC for their support in designing the logo for this conference.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places and helping people to get closer to nature. They manage over 60 nature reserves and help to create wildlife-rich landscapes and seas by working in partnership with other organisations, landowners and communities.

The Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts, a grassroots movement working across the UK to make life better – for wildlife, for people and for future generations. They aim to inspire people to value nature through its visitor centres, events, education programmes, volunteering and campaigns.

OASES works with schools to ensure that young people have access to outdoor learning experiences and global sustainability education. Through its work OASES hopes to engender an appreciation of nature and a love of the planet, helping to create a more sustainable future.

OASES has been delivering outdoor learning and sustainability education since its formation in 2003. Last year OASES worked with over 500 schools across the north east of England.  OASES currently delivers a range of consultancy services to north east schools under the three themes of: Engaging Pupils; Inspiring Teachers; Enhancing Schools.  As experts, the OASES team can assist with all aspects of outdoor learning and global sustainability education including energy saving advice, Eco-Schools engagement, school grounds development, Forest Schools, Beach Schools, Active Learning, growing projects.

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

Stephenson-Mohl Group is a North East based development consultancy which works to make positive changes in the environment around us. The consultancy supports efforts to improve energy sustainability, encourages greater participation in low carbon development and works to promote forward thinking and progressive policy making.

Thirteen provide its customers with homes, support and opportunities to grow. Their 1,600 colleagues provide services for more than 70,000 customers across Teesside and other areas of the North East. They provide good quality homes for rent and sale, and support for those in housing need, as well as support for anyone who needs a little help.

They don’t just provide and build homes. Their care and support services offer help for vulnerable people facing a range of challenges and provide other housing support services including money advice, helping people live independently for longer, adaptations to homes, help with anti-social behaviour and more.

Climate Action North sincerely thanks our wonderful sponsors!