Welcoming partners, old and new!

Heading into the 2018/19 programme year, we have exciting changes to share regarding our business partnerships!  We welcome a brand new partner; announce the expansion of an existing partner’s footprint from regional to national; and see a change of region for another existing partner.

Firstly, we would like to welcome SUEZ to the S4TP family!  With a history in the water and waste sectors stretching  back over 160 years  SUEZ is working on all 5 continents in the service of an efficient and sustainable management of resources.  They provide recycling, waste and water services to residents, local authorities and businesses in the UK.

“A recycling and resource management company, we serve over 12 million residents and 30,000 business customers throughout the UK. We enable all our customers to reduce their impact on the environment by using waste to create new products or generate energy, helping to conserve natural resources and reduce landfill.

Operating in over 300 locations throughout the UK – from household waste recycling centres and transfer stations, to energy-from-waste, recycling, composting and secure shredding facilities – we provide an extensive range of managed services, all designed to put waste to good use and ensure we’re all ready for the resource revolution.”

SUEZ will be a partner on the programme in our South East region, and we very much look forward to working with them.

IGEM, who are our longest-serving partner on the programme, and have supported us in our North England & Scotland region until now, this year become our first national charity partner!  They join Tarmac in supporting S4TP in all three of our regions, bringing a wealth of expertise from their members who will mentor our young people. IGEM past President Sheila Lauchlan, who acted as a mentor in Scotland during the 2017/18 programme and was a judge at this year’s Big Ideas Competition National Final, said, “The inspired ideas will knock your socks off. I would like to see more of our members actively involved. It is a great personal development opportunity and to work with the schools on their Big Ideas is inspirational.”  Read their press release here: http://www.igem.org.uk/news/igem-news/igem-news/igem-become-first-national-charity-partner-for-the-big-ideas-programme.aspx

And Mears Group continue their support of the programme, this year changing their focus from the North England and Scotland region to the South East region.  This will open up opportunities for us to work with more schools within London. “It was both a privilege and an extremely rewarding experience to be part of the judging panel at the Solutions for  the Planet final award ceremony. The hard work and creativity delivered by the students should make everyone involved in the programme very proud. While unfortunately there can only be one outright winner and richly deserved, my view remains that all the participants are winners and our future is in safe hands.” Bernadette Walsh, Chief Operating Officer of Mears Care.