Defra’s Champion of Champions Award 2015
From their success at the Big Challenge Awards, The Pirbright Institute Biodiversity Interest Group were nominated for Defra’s Champion of Champions Award. This award event was to recognise land management best practice for biodiversity and pollinators.
2014 CIRIA Big Challenge Award
AECOM encouraged the Biodiversity Interest Group to enter the Big Challenge awards scheme hosted by Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) to promote the Institute’s successful conservation efforts. The purpose of the Big Challenge awards is to recognise the addition of new biodiversity enhancements on development sites. The Institute’s submission was judged the winner of the Large Scale Permanent category and as a category winner was subsequently voted as the overall winner of the 2014 CIRIA Big Challenge Award.