British Gypsum is proud to partner with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to protect wildlife in the area and restore biodiversity as a part of their ongoing strategy work and support in partnership with local organisations.
British Gypsum partners with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to protect local wildlife
In 1985, the East Leake based manufacturing company donated freehold ownership of Bunny Old Wood (West), close to the head office, to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Over 35 years later, the company continues to support the trust to contribute to the local community and stand up for wildlife.
To support The Wildlife Trusts’ nature recovery networks and enhance biodiversity across the country, British Gypsum also works with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and is looking to work with other trusts within the local community close to other mines across England.
As a part of the official partnership plan, British Gypsum team members are getting their hands dirty with Wild Work Days on the trust’s reserves to participate in hands-on conservation. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has also provided the manufacturing company with land management advice to enhance their on-site green space to create new homes and habitats for local wildlife to improve on-site diversity. To date, British Gypsum has created areas for bees, birds, butterflies, and now bats to recover and thrive, and hopes to replicate this success across the country as new partnerships emerge.
The partnership between British Gypsum and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is a perfect example of how we can make a positive difference when people and organisations come together.Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Speaking on behalf of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Emily Patrick, Business Partnership Officer, said: “The partnership between British Gypsum and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is a perfect example of how we can make a positive difference when people and organisations come together. It supports the Trusts’ aims to support nature’s recovery, creating these nature recovery networks, and this case study where a number of habitats are connected locally is a great example.”
Lorraine Price, Head of Brand and Communications at British Gypsum, said: “At British Gypsum, we are committed to looking after our local community spaces and places. We’ve worked with The Wildlife Trust for some time and they play a vital role in our community, so we’re proud to continue our partnership and support local wildlife.” She continued: “Our on-site green spaces and donation of Bunny Woods provide the perfect opportunity to give back to nature and our community, and we look forward to working on new conservation projects with other trusts across the country.”