18 February 2013
B P Collins is bursting with Pride
B P Collins is proud to be an inaugural sponsor of the first Pride of Bucks awards, designed to honour the individuals, community groups and businesses which make the county such a great place to live.
Drawing on its own track record of working with environmental clients, the firm is headlining the category for Environmental Project – looking for a school, organisation or charity which has started an innovative, eco-friendly project.
Karl Wingfield, chief operating officer, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be involved in these awards. Having been a part of the Bucks community since 1966, this is a fantastic opportunity to support and recognise those that make a worthwhile contribution to the area and we look forward to seeing some fantastic entries.”
There are 14 different awards overall, ranging from Local Hero to Community Champion, Young Carer of the Year, Cultural Contribution and two Business in Action awards.
Diane Yarrow, B P Collins’ partner and environmental specialist, added: “Many of our clients in the waste and recycling sectors are already pioneering innovative new ways to make a difference to the environment and, as one of the largest employers in Gerrards Cross, we also understand the obligation businesses have to assess the impact of their operations on the environment.
“By sponsoring this award, our goal is to encourage and recognise the development of some of the inspiring eco-friendly projects which are already helping to benefit the local area.”
Simon Edgley, managing director of the Buckinghamshire Advertiser, says the Pride of Bucks awards is a chance to capture the sense of pride that swept across the country last year thanks to the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.
“We want that proud feeling to continue and we hope that Pride of Bucks can help. It’s a chance to recognise the people who make our community great,” he said.
B P Collins has a history of building strong relationships with the local community, each year it donates a portion of its charitable funds to a number of local establishments and is involved in fundraising events as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.
The awards have been set up by the Bucks Examiner and Advertiser Newspapers Series in partnership with South Bucks District Council and Cirkle PR, and aim to emulate the Pride of Britain awards, run by the Daily Mirror, part of the parent company for the Bucks newspapers.
Nominations for the awards must be received by 24 May, with the winners announced at a special luncheon on 25 June. For more information and to nominate someone, visit www.buckinghamshireadvertiser.co.uk/prideofbucks or email email@example.com.