Crowberry Consulting welcomes Zain Sajid to the team in the role of Sustainability Executive, he will be supporting our clients with carbon footprints, ISO standards and compliance management. Zain is currently studying for his MSC degree at the University of Liverpool in Environmental Assessment and Management.
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The team at Crowberry Consulting Ltd recently signed up to an office lease at the iconic Guinness Enterprise Centre, Dublin, Ireland. We have many clients in the Republic of Ireland and have grown a EU client base over the last five years. The GEC accommodates a range of businesses from start ups to well established businesses and critically they have a new Sustainability Cluster. Becky Toal Managing Director said, “We are delighted to have a physical presence in Ireland to better serve our growing customer base across the EU. We are also excited to be a part of the GEC new Sustainability Cluster, which will support our clients even further.”
Luke Walsh MSc BSc recently joined our team as a PGR Economics Intern via the University of Liverpool. Luke is currently studying for his PhD in Economics and will be supporting our clients with research into carbon management strategy and sustainability strategies. We have worked with the University of Liverpool for over 7 years to provide quality placements for PhD students.
Our team recently visited the House of Commons and the House of Lords in London to visit the Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, who represents our area Chorley, Lancashire. The team discussed women in business and sustainability issues of relevance to the Speaker. Mary Toal Head of Quality and Customer Service said “This was a fantastic opportunity to discuss sustainability issues with the Speaker of the House and to promote women in business.”
Managing Director of Crowberry Consulting® Ltd – Enabling Sustainable Futures, Becky Toal, wins the Society for the Environment Award for Environmental Professional of the Year 2022!
The finalists were selected from an array of high calibre nominations, received for environmental professionals working in energy, agriculture, environmental management, water supply, transport, resources and waste, chemical engineering, the built environment, and more. Nominees also ranged from freelance to Directors working for multinational consultancies
Designed to recognise those outstanding individuals who have innovated, inspired, and have gone beyond what’s expected in their recent work to protect, preserve, or enhance the environment, there are two prestigious awards up for grabs:
- Environmental Professional of the Year
- Registrant Newcomer of the Year
In judging Becky to be the winner of this prestigious award, the judging panel noted her clear knowledge and leadership, excellent communication skills, and infectious passion for protecting the environment. Setting up and leading her own business Crowberry Consulting Ltd since 2006, in this time she has supported swathes of UK and EU based businesses to become more sustainable by implementing ISO environmental management systems, delivering innovative training courses, and giving back to a profession that has given her so much, by coaching and mentoring early career professionals. A career highlight was achieved in 2021, as Becky was appointed – in partnership with Arup – as Lead Sustainability Consultant of both G7 and COP26, with her work duly recognised as the events were awarded the ISO 20121 standard. All of this and more shows Becky as someone truly going above and beyond to protect the environment – and a worthy winner of the 2022 Environmental Professional of the Year award.
“I am truly delighted to be awarded Environmental Professional of the Year 2022, especially given the strength of the competition. This reflects the professionalism of the sector and how far the respect for our work has come over the years. To be the winner feels amazing and I hope to inspire the next generation of environmental managers, auditors, and consultants to work hard, go for their dreams and apply their skills and knowledge to continue to support protecting the environment. Thank you to the Society for the Environment for this recognition, it really means a great deal to me and my team at Crowberry Consulting.” Becky Toal, MD.
The Lancashire Apprenticeship Awards was held on 31st March at the Mill Farm Sports Village to celebrate the success of apprenticeships and kick starters across the county.
Crowberry Consulting was the winner of the category SME Employer, for the county. As a Chorley based business, they have invested in apprenticeships for over 10 years offering a range of roles including Project Management, Digital Marketing, Business Administration and Team Leading.
Becky Toal Managing Director said “We are proud to have offered a range of quality apprenticeships since 2012 working with various local colleges in the North West. In 2017 we were recognised by the National Apprenticeship Services as a Top 100 Employer of apprenticeship, and in 2020 we won the North West Regional SME Employer of Apprenticeships. We are also a Lancashire Skills Pledge signatory and a Society for the Environment Employer Champion to promote the professional skills in our sector. As a sustainability consultancy we believe in learning and development and continued professional development for all our staff, it’s a delight to have won this Lancashire award”.
Nicola Adam, Editor of Lancashire Post said “These awards celebrate those who have grasped the opportunity and bloomed within their chosen apprenticeship, setting a solid base for their future while playing an invaluable role within industry. All the finalists and winners have been carefully selected by an independent judging panel, including the Head of Business Development at Blackpool and Fylde College, Sarah Hall, representatives from the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub and Group Marketing Manager at Porsche Centre Preston. Collectively the panel reviewed hundreds of nominations before selecting the winners and finalists”.
There was a total of 12 categories on the night, and many local colleges were represented. The host for the evening was Jordan Williams.
Crowberry Consulting® is sponsoring the newest category at the Enterprise Vision Awards – Sustainable Business. The EVAs is the North West premier business awards for women owned companies.
Established in 2011, the Enterprise Vision Awards have marked over a decade of glorious years celebrating the outstanding successes and achievements of the North West’s most talented female entrepreneurs. Outside London, the EVAS are now the largest business awards dedicated solely to women. The awards distinguish those women who are leading the way in their industries or are building businesses that are not only judged on turnover, but creativity, ethics, passion and commitment.
The EVAS are open to all women in business in the North West including business owners, employees, CEOs and homeworkers, young entrepreneurs and silverpreneurs. You can enter yourself or nominate a woman who you believe deserves to be recognised for her outstanding work. The Sustainable Business Award recognises a business that has a product or service that can demonstrate real progress with sustainability be this environmental/social or economic over the last 12 months.
Crowberry Consulting – Enabling Sustainable Futures, was established in 2006 by Becky Toal a recognised sustainability professional with over 20 years business experience of delivering on sustainability. Becky Toal Managing Director said “It’s a real joy to be sponsoring this vital category at the EVAS 2022, we look forward to meeting many fantastic women-owned businesses that have products or services that support genuine sustainability, and encourage them to apply via the link below.”
The awards themselves take place on 23rd September 2022 at the iconic Empress Ballroom in The Winter Gardens, Blackpool.
To apply for the awards click here:- www.enterprisevisionawards.co.uk
Crowberry Consulting has been a member of the Lancashire Skills Pledge since it was launched a few years ago, our core commitments are to provide quality internships, placements and apprenticeships to upskill the workforce of Lancashire. This reflects our overall commitment to ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard. We are delighted to be a part of this key initiative ensuring that the team receives quality training with an Apprentice currently at Preston College and Sustainability Executive enrolled at Edge Hill University on a Level 4 Leadership Course. During the summer of 2022 we will also be providing more quality paid internships opportunities to work in sustainability.
Crowberry Consulting Ltd – Enabling sustainable futures, has won the 2022 National Undergraduate Employability Awards in London recognising their internships placed with University of Liverpool since 2017.
Becky Toal MD said: “We are delighted to have our project with University of Liverpool recognised in this way. As a SME business we annually take on undergraduates and internships including PhD students to support them into the world of work, we offer quality projects and placements to enhance their skills and knowledge so that they are genuinely work ready upon graduating. Crowberry Consulting is a Lancashire Skills Pledge Member and Society for the Environment Employer Champion as well as an Apprenticeship Champion, we are committed to training our team and that includes internships and placements. We look forward to continuing to work with the University of Liverpool into the future and would like to thank the team including Paul Cullinan and the careers and employability programme that supports SME businesses.”
The National Undergraduate Employability Awards is an annual awards for employers and programmes with Universities for the whole of the UK. It recognises the dedication, commitment and hard work of individuals and projects that upskill and support undergraduates across the board.
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The winners of the 2022 National Undergraduate Employability Awards, organised by RateMyPlacement.co.uk, were announced on Friday 4th March at etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London.
Four hundred of the industry’s finest came together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of employers, universities and students in undergraduate work experience.
Special Guest Speaker and Co-host of the Awards, Hannah Mills, OBE inspired the audience with her very successful Olympic journey, becoming the most successful female sailor in Olympic history. She also talked about being an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sustainability Ambassador and how she launched the Big Plastic Pledge in 2019 – an athlete movement to change the way single use plastic is used in and beyond sport.
Crowberry Consulting are working in partnership with ARUP to ensure the upcoming COP26 in Glasgow achieves ISO 20121 the International Standard for events. This is on the back of the G7 in Carbis Bay in July successfully achieving the same certification. Crowberry Consulting began to work on the HMG led events in March 2020 and are providing their subject matter expertise to the teams involved. Please read more about this important work on pages 24 – 25 of the Voice Magazine: https://www.thevoicemagazine.co.uk/issue10/index.html
The UNFCCC climate change conference event is held on the first two weeks of November in Glasgow 2021. The team responsible for delivery has two main objectives to deliver a carbon neutral event and to achieve ISO 20121 the International Sustainable Event Management Standard.