GOLD sponsors

It’s true – we are the only supplier in the UK to offer 100% real, green electricity and gas. We’ve been championing the supply of green energy in the UK for over 20 years; never compromising on the quality of the energy that we supply and the service that we provide to our customers up and down the country. You could say that we’ve paved the way for others to follow.

All our energy is sustainably generated, often in weird and wonderful ways. And our EKO Energy Tariff provides choice for people who want to take the meaning of ‘green’ a step even further by only using energy that has been generated in places that avoid harming migrating birds and fish.

Find out more about our sustainable energy and going green today – honestly, it’s one of the easiest things you can do to help fight climate change here in the UK.

PensionBee is the UK’s leading online pension provider, enabling customers to interact with their savings through a unique combination of smart technology and dedicated customer service. It has helped thousands of customers be Pension Confident, by enabling them to transfer their old pensions together into one simple online plan.

Customers can manage their pension online like they manage their bank account: checking their real-time balance, viewing their projected retirement income, and setting up contributions and withdrawals effortlessly. Its range of plans are tailored to customers’ needs and are 100% FSCS protected. Plans are managed by some of the world’s largest money managers including: BlackRock, HSBC, Legal & General and State Street Global Advisors.

PensionBee believes pension providers have a key role to play in the transition from the carbon economy to one based on 100% renewable energy sources. One of its plans, the Future World Plan is a responsible pension that invests money into companies that pledge to move to an environmentally-friendly economy, and uses an ‘engagement with consequences’ approach. 

In response to customers asking to move away from fossil fuel companies and help them create the change they want to see in the world, PensionBee will soon be launching the UK’s first mainstream fossil fuel free fund. To find out more and sign up to the waiting list visit

Vectos Group are one of the largest independent consultancies in transport planning, infrastructure design and flood risk. With a focus on commercial and social value, we bring development forward positively and sustainably.

Ours is a holistic approach. We design, plan and model smart, integrated, multi-modal, low carbon transportation solutions.

We also understand and shape planning policy. Our resulting track record in successful planning consents, appeals and peer reviews is second to none.

Our project experience spans developments that require innovative thinking and attention to detail as well as projects that need a practical and swift resolution.

We have worked on nationally significant regeneration schemes, garden towns, city centre commercial and residential projects, leisure and sports destinations, public sector projects, strategic rail freight interchanges and power stations.

Whatever the scale or scope, we enable development to be brought forward positively, optimising commercial value and placemaking to make schemes successful.

A team of over 150 specialists serve all regions of the UK from offices in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Exeter and Leeds. We also have a dedicated research division working in the UK and Bonn.

With a vision to lead the way in mobility solutions, Vectos Group aims to deliver a valuable and lasting contribution to society through the creation of healthy, sustainable and resilient places.

EO stands for ‘Electricity Online’ – an idea integral to our vision of designing smart energy technologies for the future. Through integrations with solar panels, battery storage and smart home devices – EO will enable individuals to remove their dependency on the grid. We’re working to create a new energy ecosystem which gives people the power of energy autonomy.

We offer our clients a full range of intellectual property services, across a broad range of technologies. Our unusual blend of IP and commercial skills are used, in partnership with our clients, to build a commercially focused robust IP position.

We help our clients obtain patents, trade marks and design registrations and use our commercial skills to identify where value can be enhanced or extracted, whether through selective licensing, selling or enforcing.

We have unique experience in the use of advanced patent searching tools to assist with identifying and evaluating new inventions, analysing existing patent landscapes, comparing company patent positions, valuing patent portfolios and identifying licensees and potential infringers.

We also advise in relation to Intellectual Property rights owned by third parties and associated disputes.