Race and the City – Sponsorship

A huge thank you to our sponsors, who helped make this event happen:

We run both of the city’s household waste recycling centers and a commercial waste service, offering local businesses tailored, cost effective recycling and waste solutions. We employ over 550 people who make 17 million scheduled collections every year, operate 180 vehicles, collect 160,000 tonnes of waste and recycling per annum – of which we send 75,000 tonnes for composting or recycling. We clean 800 miles of streets and footpaths and deal with 180,000 ad hoc job requests and service queries annually.

Everything we do is driven by the needs of our clients.
We focus on quality. By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies to private individuals and families. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.
We collaborate. We work wherever our clients need us to be, both within the UK and internationally. We maintain a collaborative and cohesive culture which underpins the quality of our work and our client service. In short, we hire, train and retain the best people to work together to serve our clients and provide them with the best possible experience.
We work across the UK. We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
We work internationally. Across the world we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
We are confident in our model. In a rapidly changing world, our clients instruct us because we offer a different experience: unrivalled expertise, excellent service and exceptional value.

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked in the world’s top 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2020.

The University has had a reputation for innovation since its founding in 1876. Our research tackles some of the world’s most pressing issues in areas as diverse as infection and immunity, human rights, climate change, and cryptography and information security.


The University currently has 40 Fellows of the Royal Society and 13 of the British Academy – a remarkable achievement for a relatively small institution.


We aim to bring together the best minds in individual fields, and encourage researchers from different disciplines and institutions to work together to find lasting solutions to society’s pressing problems.

UWE Bristol is a University Alliance university with a common mission to make the difference to our cities and regions. We use our experience of providing high quality teaching and research with real world impact to shape higher education and research policy for the benefit of our students and business and civic partners. We innovate together, learn from each other and support every member to transform lives and deliver growth.

Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK’s number 1 ‘investment supermarket’ for private investors. For more than 35 years, we have helped investors save time, tax and money on their investments. Hargreaves Lansdown is a secure, FTSE 100 company. We are based in Bristol where we now employ over 1,300 people.

We promote the interests and development of the visitor economy, and work in close collaboration with stakeholders to develop and enhance the city centre. Destination Bristol has a first-class track record of delivering projects on behalf of third-party agencies and supporting the emergence of other partnerships by applying its extensive understanding of successful collaborative working, and its experience in delivering client-focussed projects.


It is a company limited by guarantee and as such has no shareholders. Bristol City Council has directors on the Board as do Business West.  The company operates on a not for profit basis, ensuring all money earned is reinvested to do more to support business development and marketing.

Womble Bond Dickinson is an transatlantic law firm formed in 2017. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive culture to attract and retain the very best people.

Whether with clients, employees or suppliers; building relationships is a part of our culture, in which we nurture a spirit of equality, fairness and respect for all. These qualities make us a better business and is integral to a successful workplace.

To ensure that diversity and inclusion is at the foundation of our business, we collaborate on a variety of activities, campaigns and initiatives both internally and externally.

Our initiatives include:

  • Publishing our gender pay gap reports: 2017 and 2018
  • An established diversity and inclusion group, led by Tracy Walsh and made up of our people from across our UK locations who drive forward and celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • Both BAME and LGBTQ+ networks to for staff members
  • An embedded #BeYourself campaign which actively encourages our people to be their real selves and endorses our culture of valuing our people by celebrating our differences.
  • An annual diversity and inclusion staff survey our last survey had 81% respond rate from our people
  • Developing training programmes to key leaders to positively influence others within the business and understand the impact of unconscious bias
  • A Mental Health Awareness campaign. We have the same amount of dedicated Mental Health First Aiders across all our offices as we have traditional First Aiders.