Thank you to all our Corporate Scheme supporters
Gordon Low Products, Corporate Friend
Gordon Low Products is a family run business in Bedfordshire that manufactures pond and lake liners. The company participated in our Million Ponds Project by supplying liners for 20 new ponds on the North Kent Downs, where the dry chalk substrate was not able to hold water naturally.
'We believe that companies can achieve real results for biodiversity by working in partnership with charities, and we are very pleased to join Pond Conservation’s corporate scheme.’ Ruth Low, Director, Gordon Low
Water Gems (Alba) Ltd, Corporate Associate
Water Gems designs and builds ponds and wetlands. These are often of high habitat value and as such often make a significant contribution to local biodiversity.
'Pond Conservation is an ideal partner charity for a business like ours as it obviously has a real commitment to good aquatic habitat creation and has a focus on achieving an impact on the ground. We are very happy to endorse Pond Conservation's aims and hope to find more ways to work with them in the future.' Nick Benge, Director, Water Gems (Alba) Ltd.
Aquilina Environmental Quality, Corporate Donor
Specialising in all aspects of freshwater, brackish and wetland ecology
'I am an independent ecological consultant with links to 10 associates who together offer a full range of ecological consultancy services. I specialise in freshwater ecology, especially bioassessment of water quality and conservation value using macroinvertebrates. I have 11 years' experience since finishing my Masters degree, 3 of those spent happily at Pond Conservation itself, where my philosophy and values fitted in perfectly. I am also interested in reptiles and amphibians and undertake protected species survey and mitigation works.
I undertake a range of voluntary activities to support the wider recognition of the value of freshwaters from running the Dorset Freshwater Recording Group to training courses, pond digging and surveys.' Robert Aquilina, Director, Aquilina Environmental Quality
Anglo Aquatic Plant, Corporate Donor
Anglo Aquatic Plant are the foremost growers of aquatic plants in the UK.
'We supply Garden Centres, Landscapers and Councils with ornamental and native plants, from plugs to specimens.
As gold medal winners at Hampton Court on many occasions, we have a history of landscaping expertise and have a sister company, Anglo Swimming Ponds, which specialises in swimming ponds.
We are committed to enhancing the environment with our seed grown, native provenance plants. We are proud supporters of Plantwise.
We have designed and created many schemes involving reclamation, road run off, enhanced biodiversity and habitat regeneration. We have an experienced team of experts in all fields who are happy to give free advice.
We look forward to supporting Pond Conservation in the future.' Mark Robinson, Director, Anglo Aquatic Plant
Habitat Aid, Corporate Associate
Habitat Aid supplies native trees, plants, seeds and heritage fruit trees which are sourced through their community of small specialist UK nurseries of growers. They donate half our profits from online sales to UK conservation charities (including the ARG 100% fund) with whom they work to develop and distribute fundraising products. They also increasingly work with corporates, government bodies and landscape and ecology professionals. Clients include the Co-op, the Environment Agency, Friends of the Earth, and the Wildlife Trusts. Their product range includes a wide range of native aquatic plants and pre-planted coir rolls and mats. Habitat Aid
Smiths Bletchington, Corporate Donor
Smiths Bletchington is a family owned quarrying company supplying sand, gravel, crushed limestone and recycled aggregates to Oxfordshire and the surrounding region.
"Quarrying has the opportunity to deliver significant biodiversity gains through carefully designed restoration schemes. Smiths' environmental policy recognises the need to operate with respect and care for our surroundings and to actively develop positive enhancements to the environment. Pond Conservation can help us with these goals.
We have a long-standing relationship with Pond Conservation through their work at our Gill Mill quarry and in partnership with the Lower Windrush Valley Project. We have drawn on their expertise to create new ponds on restored mineral sites and they continue to monitor the freshwater habitats at our award winning Rushy Common nature reserve." Martin Layer, Planning and Estates Manager, Smiths Bletchington
Shanly Homes, Corporate Friend
For over 40 years Shanly Homes Ltd has been at the forefront of the residential housebuilding market in the South East. They are proud of their reputation for building quality homes designed to a high specification as well as our commitment to local communities.
We strive to be pro-active when it comes to improving the environmental standards of our developments, constantly monitoring and testing sustainable energy solutions. We support a number of wildlife and conservation charities including The Woodland Trust (planting 12 native trees for every house we build and 6 for every apartment) and the RSPB.
We are delighted to also lend our support to Pond Conservation.
By bringing Pond Conservation to the attention of all our new homeowners we hope to raise awareness of this important project. Shanly Homes
Legacy Habitat Management Ltd, Corporate Associate
Legacy Habitat Management are a leading wildlife habitat management specialist and have over 20 years experience in all aspects of this sector. Experience that focuses on wildlife mitigation, all types of fencing including great crested newt fencing, conservation management, wildlife habitat installations, pond & wetland creation, and associated materials supply.
Pond creation often forms part of our great crested newt mitigation projects to ensure that this species and other amphibians are provided with suitable and sustainable habitat. Recent contracts have included a large pond creation project at Roade, Northants and several pond maintenance projects involving removal of invasive Typha. Legacy Habitat Management are very pleased to be supporting Pond Conservation and helping to secure the future of British ponds and wildlife. Legacy Habitat Management Ltd
Ponds UK, Corporate Associate
Ponds UK has been working hard to help their clients achieve a working balance with the natural environment, from creating new habitats around construction sites, to the dredging and maintenance of the wild ponds, lakes and rivers of the UK.
From Domestic to Commercial we offer full consultancy, project design, construction and of course maintenance. All our projects are fully assessed for the risks to the environment and its inhabitants. With all projects the appropriate solution will be drawn up so minimal disturbance is made. Ponds UK
Garden Site, Corporate Associate
We offer pond and garden products for sale and home delivery throughout mainland UK all at competitive prices. Our website also offers a helpful blog and newsletter to help people with pond and gardening issues.
We share Pond Conservation’s commitment to protecting the environment by using recycled packaging for our online orders and making sure our staff are trained in recycling and its importance to the world.
Our blog offers help and advice for those who are looking to build fish or wildlife ponds, make their garden wildlife friendly and to make their own compost, reusing as much as possible. Garden Site
Bentomat, Corporate Associate
Bentomat is a Geo-Synthetic Clay Liner, widely used in decorative lakes, ponds, wetlands, reed beds, lagoons, swimming ponds, Aquaponics and fisheries, as well as in industrial applications such as canal, river, stream & SUDS Scheme projects.
Bentomat is simple to install, self-mends if punctured, and allows plants to grow on it, so that it is better for the environment than other liners.
Bentonite clay is a natural product that has been around for millions of years, making it ideal for conservation ponds built to last a long, long time. Bentomat
Sykes Cottages, Corporate Associate
Sykes Cottages have been providing excellent self-catering holiday cottages in the UK and Ireland for more than 25 years and are today proud to be the UK’s leading holiday letting agency.
We’re excited to be supporting the important work of Pond Conservation as they strive towards improving the biodiversity of the UK’s freshwater landscape. We know that the UK’s unique natural landscape is part of what makes our country such a popular holiday destination and we are passionate about preserving this for generations to come.'Sykes Cottages.
Hanson Heidelberg, Corporate Friend
Hanson UK is a leading supplier of heavy building materials to the construction industry and is part of the Heidelberg Cement Group, which has leading global positions in aggregates, cement and concrete.
Our products are part of everyday life. The rock, gravel, sand, bricks, and concrete we produce are used to build homes, roads, schools and places of work and to provide clean drinking water and effective sewerage systems.
Our aim is to be a leading sustainable business, trusted and respected by our stakeholders for the ethics we adopt and the products we supply. We work closely with other organisations in our pursuit of improved performance in areas such as biodiversity, energy management and product technology. Hanson UK
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