NBC Environment, a unique business start-up supported by the Princes Trust in the 90's celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

NBC Environment was founded by Managing Director John Dickson with a Prince’s Trust Grant in 1993. John Dickson received mentoring throughout the early years of the business and even won an award from the Princes Trust in 1994 where he was lucky enough to meet Prince Charles.

2018 marks the 25th anniversary and NBC are celebrating this milestone by fundraising for the Princes Trust to help give other businesses the opportunity to have the same support NBC has received.

John says;

I would like to thank the Princes Trust for their support and mentoring throughout the early years of NBC. I’m extremely proud of how the business has developed over the last 25 years, we have an expert team here at NBC and we are continually evolving and innovating. We’re very excited for the future.

"We are one of the most successful and well respected independent environmental companies in the UK. Our specialist teams operate countrywide to offer the expertise and practical experience required. Over the years NBC has gone from strength to strength expanding our services across the whole of the UK. This position was bolstered by our strategic merger with Blackdown Environmental in January 2017 and is now a wholly-owned NBC Environment company. Blackdown offers ecological consultancy and environmental contracting to support the rural economy. Now in our 25th year we are providing employment for over 150 families with a turnover of over £7m – a fantastic achievement to reach."

To celebrate this milestone NBC hosted a conference to promote environmental sustainability in business; ‘Creating a Sustainable Environmental Strategy; Innovation in Environmental Sustainability and Compliance’ at Twickenham Stadium. Welcoming delegates from a variety of industries including construction, aviation, utilities, facilities, waste management, highways and rail.

The conference included a fantastic schedule of inspirational speakers including Simon King - Wildlife Expert, Penny Simpson - Environmental Lawyer and Andy Baxter – Bird Strike Advisor plus many more covering topics such as; Brexit, the use of Drones in Bird management and the importance of environmental sustainability in business.

NBC felt this was the perfect way to raise awareness of environmental sustainability, the legal responsibilities and highlight the innovative options available to businesses across a wide number of industries. While raising funds to support young people going into business through The Princes Trust just like John 25 years ago.