Meet our corporate supporters
We would like to thank our corporate supporters. Their sponsorship is helping to fund our work to protect freshwater habitats and reverse the decline in freshwater wildlife.
Aquilina Environmental Quality
“I am now retired from full-time work but continue to undertake local and specialist freshwater invertebrate surveys. I am spending more time volunteering and training. I also maintain strong links with Freshwater Habitats Trust and support and help where I can, especially in the New Forest which is on my doorstep.”
Robert Aquilina, Director, Aquilina Environmental Quality.
Cornish Horizons are proud to be supporting Freshwater Habitats Trust and helping to protect an important habitat and part of our landscape for years to come. We hope our support will help the British landscape to be a place that can continue to be enjoyed by people and wildlife alike.
“Gordon Low Products has been fabricating EPDM and Butyl rubber for ornamental pond and lake liners since 1973. 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 Freshwater Habitats Trust’s corporate scheme.”
Tom Low, Director, Gordon Low.
Ground Control Ltd
“Ground Control Ltd is the UK’s largest landscape and maintenance contractor. We create, maintain and sustain beautiful external environments for people and wildlife to safely enjoy.
“Our services include grounds maintenance, winter maintenance, vegetation and tree management, and soft and hard landscape construction.
“Our purpose is ‘Caring for our Environment.’ We invest 5% of our post-tax profits annually into our “Evergreen Fund”. The Fund invests in sustainable projects such as replacement tree planting, rewilding, and biodiversity enhancement.
“We reduce the impact of human habitation on the environment, whilst enhancing human experience by advocating environmental best practices in everything we do.”
Habitat Aid Ltd
Habitat Aid supplies native trees, plants, seeds and heritage fruit trees which are sourced through their community of small specialist UK nurseries of growers.
Their product range includes a wide range of native aquatic plants and pre-planted coir rolls and mats.
Habitat Aid also has a giving programme, through which they donate 2%+ of sales to UK Conservation NGOs. They also work with corporates, government bodies and landscape and ecology professionals, supplying plants and seed as well as consultancy services. Clients include the Environment Agency and various local government bodies, Friends of the Earth and several Wildlife Trusts.
“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, 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.”
Hydroclay is a Geo-Synthetic Clay Barrier (or Liner), widely used in decorative lakes, ponds, wetlands, reed beds, lagoons, swimming ponds, Aquaponics & fisheries, as well as on industrial applications such as in canal, river, stream & SUDS Scheme projects.
Hydroclay GCL is very simple to install, self mends if punctured and allows plants to grow on it, meaning 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.
“Original Cottages is the UK’s leading, independent, holiday-lettings company. Spanning north to south, every hill and dale of British countryside and stretch of coastline is covered by our family of regional companies: they know the perfect places to stay, explore and retreat to.
“We understand the importance of the freshwaters in the UK and the draw that the UK’s wildlife, landscapes and habitats have to our holidaymakers too.
“We are delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile cause and the vital work that Freshwater Habitats Trust do.”
Salix is an area design and build contractor working on river and wetland habitat creation and restoration projects throughout the UK Their nursery produces over 2.5m native flowering plants every year which are used as for habitat creation projects, and they often donate plants for free for school, educational organisations and environmental charities.
“We are a committed environmental business and operate a combined environmental/quality management system (ISO14001/9001). We operate a carbon reduction scheme and create large areas of freshwater habitats at our nursery sites.”
David Holland, Salix
An award-winning regional housebuilder in the South East, which since inception in 1969 has remained committed to developing high-specification, sustainable, architecturally innovative homes designed to complement the local environment and improve the quality of life for those who live there.
“At Shanly Homes we are dedicated to making life easier for the wildlife living within our natural habitats which is why we have chosen to be a corporate supporter of Freshwater Habitats Trust. We’re inspired by their aim to protect and preserve freshwater life for everyone to enjoy and are delighted to be supporting the incredible work they do.”
Smith & Sons (Bletchington) Ltd
Sykes Holiday Cottages
Sykes Holiday Cottages is a large holiday cottage booking company with 25 years’ experience in the industry. They provide over 13,000 self-catering cottages to choose from in the UK and Ireland and are proud to be the UK’s leading holiday letting agency. Your perfect place awaits.
“We’re excited to be supporting the important work of Freshwater Habitats Trust 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.”
The Travel Chapter T/A holidaycottages
Holiday cottages are a self-catering holiday agency with over 25 years’ experience and over 2700 properties in popular holiday destinations across the whole of the UK. Whether you’re looking for a cottage by the sea, farmhouse on the moors or an apartment in the city, they have something to suit all requirements and budgets.
“Freshwater Habitats Trust do an absolutely fantastic job in working towards improving the biodiversity of the UK’s freshwater landscape and we are so excited to be supporting the important work they do. Freshwater Habitats Trust is the perfect partner charity for a business like ours because we understand just how much the UK’s beautiful outdoor spaces and watersides are valued by our customers looking to holiday in the UK – there is no better time than now to protect it so everyone can continue enjoying it in the future.”
Vesper Conservation & Ecology Limited
Vesper Conservation and Ecology Limited provides a combination of practical habitat and conservation management and ecological services in the south of England.
“We are very proud to be supporting the great work carried out by Freshwater Habitats Trust.”