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SPONSORSHIP

OPPORTUNITIES 2013 the leading sustainability awards scheme for UK universities and colleges

Awarding Sustainability Excellence

Supporting the dissemination of the Awards


The Awards offer unique brand association and recognition for senior management About Awards in the the tertiary education sector Moving into their 9th year, the Green Gown Awards are firmly established as the most prestigious recognition of sustainability excellence in the further and higher education sector. They recognise exceptional initiatives being taken by universities and colleges across the UK to become more sustainable. The Green Gown Awards sponsorship USP is its dedication to year long promotion and dissemination of the learning from the Awards by providing case studies, videos and events – ensuring your value is felt beyond the Awards evening. They are not just another Awards Ceremony but provide a unique opportunity to promote your organisation to senior management across the tertiary education sector and working closely with its cross-agency partners gives you outstanding value for money by added promotion of your association with the Awards. • Categories cover academia and campus management achievements • Provide sector benchmarks for excellence, well respected by governments, funding councils, senior managers, academics and students • Awards reputation is growing year-on-year • Press includes high profile supplements in the Times Higher, Guardian Higher Education and University Business • Internationally recognised • Green Gown Awards Australasia are now in their 4th year • Three categories go head-to-head for the coveted International Green Gown Awards • New for 2013 - the Green Gown Awards France with the aim to extend further into more European countries Publications also extend to the smart and sustainable Finalists’ Brochure which details all of the finalists, including the winning and highly commended entries. Sponsors and supporting organisations have high visibility within the Finalists’ Brochure.

CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, Non-Members: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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Sponsoring the Green Gown Awards About the Awards The Awards provide a means of reaching influential individuals who are responsible for the purchasing of products, services and technologies that enable greener operations within universities and colleges. The Green Gown Awards reach professionals in energy management, facilities, procurement, transport, building services and ICT (among other areas). All sponsors are given maximum exposure throughout the Awards cycle (approximately eight months). Afterwards, sponsors have the opportunity to present an Award at the prestigious Ceremony and Dinner, attended by distinguished guests, potential clients/customers and policy makers.

Why sponsor? • Unique opportunities to obtain year long exposure to the education sector through multiple platforms • Position your organisation as a leader in the provision of environmentally-sound products, services and technologies • Our USP to sponsors is the year-long promotion via the event build up, the Awards ceremony itself and post Awards case studies and videos which showcase the best practice highlighted by the Awards • Receive extensive exposure and publicity in print and online via the event’s media partners such as Times Higher Education, Guardian Higher Education Network and University Business • Invaluable branding, networking and customer contact opportunities • Receive a personal invitation for your organisation to join the judging panel enabling access to an elite group and offering an excellent networking opportunity for personal and business contacts (subject to conflict of interest) • Associate your organisation with environmental improvement, best practice and the promotion of a sustainable future • Be seen as an innovator and market-leader in your field by sponsoring an award relevant to your product/service range

CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, Non-Members: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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The Green Gown Awards offer extensive networking and new About the Awards business opportunities TYPICAL AWARDS ENTRANTS AND ATTENDEES INCLUDE: The 9th Awards Ceremony will be held in November 2013. They are expected to attract over 260 top-level guests including: • Vice-Chancellors, Principals, Rectors, Deans and Presidents • International representation from sustainability organisations • Senior faculty staff • Green Gown Award Judges – international sector experts • Heads of sustainability, energy, carbon and the environment • Heads of buildings, utilities and estates • Policy and strategy makers and advisors • Campus and operations managers • Journalists, press and media

Previous winners include • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

University of Birmingham University of Warwick University of Bristol Durham University University of Cambridge Coventry University Cardiff University South Lanarkshire College University of Edinburgh Plymouth University University of Glasgow University of Exeter Imperial College London Bedford College King’s College London University of Hertfordshire University of Leeds Queen Margaret University University of Liverpool Loughborough University London School of Economics and Political Science • University of Salford

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London College of Fashion University of Manchester Nottingham Trent University Newcastle University Queen Mary University University of Nottingham University of Bradford Queens University Belfast University of Derby University of Sheffield Leeds Metropolitan University University of Southampton University of Gloucestershire South Thames College Walsall Adult and Community College University of the West of Scotland University of Cumbria Manchester Metropolitan University De Montfort University Lewisham College incorporating Southwark College • Scotland’s Rural College

CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, Non-Members: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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Sponsorship About the Awards

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There are three levels of sponsorship available: 1. Headline sponsorship package exclusive to one company only with overall exposure in all marketing pre and post Awards covering a full year (see page 5) 2. Category sponsorship packages where you sponsor one category in the Awards for one year (see page 6) 3. Awards ceremony packages for the evening itself (see pages 7-9) All prices exclude VAT.

key benefits All of our sponsorship packages offer the following key benefits: • Year-long promotion with ‘In association with’ status logo on all post Awards activities including post Awards case studies and videos • Sector wide promotion through our cross-agency steering group including all the UK funding councils, Association of University Director of Estates (AUDE) and British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG) • Logo on Green Gown Awards materials – viewed by all tertiary educational institutions UK wide, as well as Australasia • Sponsor’s logo will be prominently promoted on the Awards night, including on the menus and on stage during the Awards presentation itself • Inclusion in all media promotions, such as the Guardian Higher Education and University Business • Marketing promotion includes electronic EAUC Member communication channels such as eNews and Sustainability Exchange (www. sustainabilityexchange.ac.uk) promotions • Royalty free use of the Green Gown Awards logo

CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, NonMembers: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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Sponsorship About the Awardsoptions continued... 1 Headline Sponsor - unique opportunity (only one) EAUC Member £10,000 Non-Member £12,000 KEY BENEFITS: • Exclusive ‘In association with’ status – with company logo placed next to the Green Gown Awards logo throughout the 2013 Awards giving high profile and subsequent yearlong exposure • Present an Award at the Awards Ceremony and a 5 minute speech • Promotion as a Headline Sponsor on the full colour Finalists’ Brochure, distributed widely to all higher and further education senior management, including ViceChancellors and Principals • Complimentary full page advertisement in Finalists’ Brochure (exclusive to sponsors) • Logo on the front page of Finalists’ Brochure • Verbal mention on the night from the Awards Ceremony host • Complimentary table for 10 at the Awards Ceremony (worth £1,250) with one of these tickets valid for the VIP head table • Two places on the judging panel providing excellent networking opportunities with the key representatives in the education sector (subject to conflict of interest) • Access to all entrants (following Stage 1 application deadline) and attendee lists (one week prior to the Awards Ceremony) • Inclusion in all additional PR related activity from Winners and Highly Commended with ‘In association with’ status logo • Promotion of organisation’s own sustainability related case studies • The opportunity to host webinars relating to the finalists on the Sustainability Exchange, with associated marketing and logos

CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, Non-Members: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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Sponsorship About the Awardsoptions continued... 2 Category Sponsor – limited to one COMPANY per category EAUC Member - £5,000 Non-Member - £7,000 KEY BENEFITS: • ‘In association with’ status for chosen category (see full list of categories below) • Invitation to be on the Green Gown Awards judging panel offering excellent networking opportunities (subject to conflict of interest) • Presentation of the Category Award at the Ceremony • Promotion as a Category Sponsor on the full colour Finalists’ Brochure, distributed widely to all further and higher education senior management, including ViceChancellors and Principals • Complimentary tickets for 5 at the Awards Ceremony (worth £625) • Complimentary full colour page advertisement in the Finalists’ Brochure (exclusive to sponsors) • Access to all entrant and attendee lists (post Ceremony) • The opportunity to host webinars relating to the category finalists on the Sustainability Exchange, with associated marketing and logos • Promotion of organisation’s own sustainability related case study

THERE ARE 14 CATEGORIES AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP: • Best Newcomer^ • Carbon Reduction (SOLD) • Construction and Refurbishment (SOLD) • Continuous Improvement Institutional Change* • Courses • Facilities and Services NEW! • Learning and Skills • Modernisation - Effectiveness and Efficiency in the Estate (SOLD)

• Promoting Positive Behaviour • Research and Development • Social Responsibility* • Student and Staff Engagement* NEW! • Sustainability Champion Award NEW! • Technical Innovations NEW! (SOLD) *The Winning entry will be put forward for the Green Gown International Award ^Only open to new applicants

CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, Non-Members: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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Sponsorship About the Awardsoptions continued... 3 Awards EVENING Ceremony sponsorship options Providing unique opportunities on the evening to associate your organisation with this prestigious event. Either become the sole Awards Evening Ceremony Sponsor (this contains all the four separate ceremony ‘sponsorships’ - see page 8) or simply sponsor just one of the following four options.

3.1 Finalists’ Brochure Sponsor

EAUC Member - £2,000 Non-Member - £3,000 KEY BENEFITS: • Complimentary full colour exclusive back page advertisement in the Finalists’ Brochure • Two complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony (worth £250)

3.2 Awards Welcome Reception Sponsor - SOLD

EAUC Member - £2,000 Non-Member - £3,000 KEY BENEFITS: • Prominent promotion as a sponsor in the Reception Suite for all attendees • Complimentary half colour page advertisement in the Finalists’ Brochure • Promotion as Welcome Reception Sponsor in the bar area with a table provided to promote your literature

• Two complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony (worth £250)

3.3 AWARDS CEREMONY Host Sponsor

EAUC Member - £2,000 Non-Member - £3,000 KEY BENEFITS: • Promotion as Ceremony Host Sponsor on the full colour Finalists’ Brochure, distributed • • • •

widely to all further and higher education senior management Photo opportunity and personal introduction to Ceremony Host Verbal mention by the host at the Awards Ceremony Complimentary half page full colour advertisement in the official Finalists’ Brochure Two complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony (worth £250)

3.4 Awards Sustainable Dinner Sponsor

EAUC Member - £2,000 Non-Member - £3,000 KEY BENEFITS: • Prominent promotion as the Awards Sustainable Dinner Sponsor on the front cover of the

prestigious Awards Guest Directory and Dinner Menu, a copy of which is given to each guest

• 50 word description of the Sponsor’s organisation within the menu itself • Complimentary half colour page advertisement in the official Finalists’ Brochure • Two complimentary tickets to the Awards Ceremony (worth £250)

CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, Non-Members: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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Sponsorship About the Awardsoptions continued... Great value combined Ceremony package SOLE AWARDS EVENING CEREMONY SPONSOR

EAUC Member - £5,000 Non-Member - £7,000 For this combined package you will receive the following benefits: • 3.1 Finalists’ brochure sponsor benefits - worth £2,000/£3,000 • 3.2 Awards welcome reception sponsor benefits - worth £2,000/£3,000 • 3.3 Awards ceremony host sponsor benefits - worth £2,000/£3,000 • 3.4 Awards sustainable dinner sponsor benefits - worth £2,000/£3,000

Great value - saving you up to £5,000!

About the EAUC and Company Membership

Awards supporters

The Awards are delivered by the EAUC and run in collaboration with and governed by a cross-agency steering group with key sector bodies (see right). The EAUC has 60 companies who have joined the Company Membership scheme. This is open to companies of all sizes who wish to better understand the education sector and want to build stronger, longer term relationships with more tertiary education establishments. Throughout this booklet you will see two prices EAUC Member and Non-Member. EAUC Company Members receive significant discounts on sponsorship - plus an additional 10% discount was offered (expired 14 May)! For more information on EAUC Company Membership please contact: Iain Boyd, Corporate Relationship Manager, 01242 714321, 07795 061228, iboyd@eauc.org.uk CONTACT - EAUC Company Members: Iain Boyd • iboyd@eauc.org.uk, Non-Members: Helen Exton • greengown@eauc.org.uk

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