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The BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards

Do you have a project that goes beyond normal business practice to improve biodiversity and ecological habitats in a built environment? Or, could you add a new biodiversity enhancement to an existing building or site?

Here at agb Environmental, we would encourage our clients to consider entering into one of the seven categories in The Big Biodiversity Challenge Awards. The categories are as follows:

  • Large scale temporary
  • Small scale temporary
  • Large scale permanent
  • Small scale permanent
  • Pollinator
  • Most innovative
  • Best community engagement

The biodiversity enhancements don’t need to be complex or costly just some simple changes such as adding hanging baskets planted with native wildflowers can make a difference.

The awards are run by CIRIA Biodiversity Interest Group (BIG) and have been running since 2013. Its aim is to start ensuring that biodiversity enhancement is included in the design and engineering process of developments.

There will also be an overall winner for the enhancement that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to biodiversity. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October. The awards will be free to enter and to attend.

To find out more about the BIG Biodiversity Challenge awards, visit  For advice on how to improve biodiversity within your development, contact Alex Brearley at or 01638 663226.