Elliott Wood has close ties with a number of different industry related associations and bodies. Our two main partnerships are with disaster relief charity RedR and the nationally renowned Polka Theatre. We’re also core sponsors of London’s Open City and Broadgate Estates Cycle To… annual ride to MIPIM in Cannes.
Elliott Wood became a Patron of RedR in 2014. The Patronage cemented a long standing support of the important work RedR does providing training to prepare aid workers for relief work in communities affected by natural and man-made disaster, supporting RedR financially and also with technical skills and expertise.
Founding partner Paul Wood says, “I’m delighted that Elliott Wood supports RedR to provide relief against natural and man-made disaster. Helping communities all over the world during times when they need it most is invaluable. The work RedR does is essential to global relief efforts and we’re proud to support both financially and with engineering skills and expertise. As engineers we feel a very real affinity with the aims of RedR and have supported them for many years. We are now in the fortunate position where we are able to increase our support and are very pleased to do so.”
Martin McCann, CEO RedR UK says, “Elliott Wood has been an excellent supporter of RedR for some time – their staff are Members and Affiliates, they contributed to our report on technical skills in urban emergencies, they entered a team in our football tournament and in the London to Brighton bike ride and contributed to our fundraising. I am very pleased that they’ve now decided to become a Patron. The financial support they will give us over the next four years will allow to continue providing training for vulnerable aid workers around the world.”
As part of a three year partnership Elliott Wood supports the Polka Theatre’s mission to develop children’s creativity and imagination. The workshops run throughout the year for ages 3-13, using drama and creative play to develop communication and social skills, build confidence and encourage self-expression.
The two organisations will share expertise, including presentation skills workshops and Elliott Wood will support financially and also provide volunteer support.
Polka Theatre is a charity and the thriving Creative Learning department ensures that activities are open for all through a diverse and accessible programme. The partnership will help Polka reach out to more children and young people with a variety of needs and disadvantages during a time when funding is especially valuable this year due to a match funding programme from Arts Council England, which currently doubles any donations made to Polka Theatre.
Amanda Cropper, Polka’s Development Director says, “This major new partnership with Elliott Wood is an exciting step forward for Polka. Collaborations like this with local supporters will give us greater sustainability and help us continue to reach more than 90,000 children each year.”
Founding partner Gary Elliott says, “We very much look forward to working with Polka to support the work they do providing experience and opportunity for young people and the community as a whole in Merton. Wimbledon was and still is the home of our first office. This year marks our 20th year of business and now with offices near Oxford Street in Central London and also in Nottingham, it feels great to support our neighbours in the community where we established our roots while we continue on to new challenges further afield.”
Open City are an independent, not for profit organisation. Their goal is, ‘to be at the centre of creating better places – and a better city.’
Elliott Wood is a core sponsor of Open City, contributing financially to the organisation and also to the overarching ethos of education and knowledge sharing.
We’re involved across the breath of Open City activity including Green Sky thinking, which includes a comprehensive programme of events inclusive of industry professionals, students and communities as a whole.
Our Wimbledon office has been made available for public access a number of times for the annual Open House season, which stated in 1992. Our engineers are also often available at Open City locations during the London events to speak about projects from and engineering perspective.
Broadgate Estates, Cycle to…
Elliott Wood entered into a three year partnership as carbon sponsors to Broadgate Estates Cycle to… in 2013.
The ride is perfectly timed for arrival to Cannes in time for the annual MIPIM industry expo. The ride is a test of endurance and an incredibly rewarding challenge, based on the number of individual riders who return year after year.
Insight into the 2014 ride can be found on the Elliott Wood C2C blog: c2c.elliottwood.co.uk