Landscapes for Life Conference 2015 Supporters

Tuesday 30th June – Thursday 2nd July 2015
West Downs Centre, University of Winchester, Hampshire

The National Association for AONBs is grateful to the following organisations for their support of Landscapes for Life Conference 2015:

National GridNational Grid

National Grid is pleased to be principal sponsor of Landscapes for Life Conference 2015 and will use it as an opportunity to promote its Visual Impact Provision project, a major initiative to reduce the visual impact of transmission lines in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks.National Grid’s Planning Policy Manager, Hector Pearson will deliver a keynote speech providing an update on the project which has been developed in response to the £500 million allowance made available by Ofgem in March 2013, which applies to all electricity transmission owners across Great Britain.As the company’s lead on the project, Pearson is working alongside the National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and organisations including the Campaign for National Parks, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Campaign to Protect Rural Wales, and the National Trust.Together with some of the UK’s leading landscape consultants, the project’s Stakeholder Advisory Group’s members will identify potential projects – both large and small – that can deliver the greatest visual mitigation of existing transmission lines.

More information about the Visual Impact Provision project can be found at


eftec, (Economics for the Environment Consultancy) is the leading environmental economics consultancy in the UK, providing economic analysis for sound, effective and sustainable environmental management.

We support public, private and third sector clients in demonstrating the value of the natural environment – in particular in economic terms. Evaluating this value allows decision makers to see the synergies between their actions and the multiple benefits (or value) they receive from nature.

Collating and interpreting robust and up to date economic evidence, we offer an objective analysis of environmental issues. Our insights and decision support tools have helped many organisations to improve their strategies and management approaches, and better communicate with diverse ranges of stakeholders.

Our work spans a wide range of environmental topics including: biodiversity and ecosystem services; agriculture, forestry and land-use management; flood-risk management; water and wastewater management; urban regeneration; health; transport, and historic and cultural heritage.

We are delighted to support Landscapes for Life Conference 2015.


Greentraveller Media Group is delighted to again be a sponsor of the Landscapes for Life Conference 2015 and will use it as an opportunity to promote its online Greentraveller’s Guides, the national digital platform that promotes sustainable transport and tourism in AONBs and National Parks.

Greentraveller Media Group is a consultancy and media agency that runs green tourism programmes and creative digital marketing campaigns (including strategy and stakeholder engagement) on sustainable transport and tourism. It also delivers consumer facing products, including visitor guides, leaflets, maps, videos and new media content. The group works with a range of clients in the public and private sector, including transport operators, city and county councils, LSTF programmes, Protected Landscapes organisations, DMOs and national tourist boards.

Greentraveller’s Guides are published on its award-winning consumer website Written and researched by its team of professional travel writers and photographers, the guides contain fresh, original content about local accommodation, food and drink, visitor attractions, heritage, craft and culture, towns and villages, flora and fauna, low impact activities, including walks and cycle rides. There are currently guides to 13 AONBs, including Arnside & Silverdale, North Pennines, Forest of Bowland and the Mendip Hills, as well as new additions: Cotswolds, Dorset, Kent Downs, and a forthcoming guide to Northumberland Coast.

craggatak consultingCRAGGATAK Consulting

CRAGGATAK Consulting is Paul Tiplady, a landscape manager and planner working across the United Kingdom. Paul is delighted to support the Landscapes for Life Conference 2015. He is passionate about the theme – “Sharing, Learning, Inspiring”. Paul supports the management and celebration of special places by

  • putting people at the centre of natural resource management through community engagement,
  • working in harmony with natural processes and functions, and
  • appreciating how people value nature and its effect on their well-being.

With over 30 years of experience, Paul is a diligent, committed and professional partner. He has a proven record in the preparation of effective strategies and programmes. His research and analysis is thorough, his reports are concise and readable. Paul wants vibrant, dynamic, functioning landscapes that help sustain communities.

Paul wants to support you.

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The National Association for AONBs is grateful to the following organisations for their core support:
Natural England
Natural Resources Wales