As a not-for-profit initiative, we seek sponsorship funds to secure the long term future of the Awards. We invite organisations to provide financial support to develop the Green Gown Awards in return for sharing their sustainability knowledge and brand exposure.
The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) Ltd is an independent not for profit company owned by Higher and Further Education institutions that are its members. We seek to advance education and training in relation to catering and hospitality activities; this is achieved through the provision of training courses, conferences, exhibitions and competitions. Additionally we seek opportunities to exploit economies of scale available by co-ordinating demand of individual universities and colleges.
TUCO's key objectives are to aim towards:
TUCO have worked closely with suppliers and members and removed many of the traditional barriers to entry for micro and small enterprises to engage with public sector procurement. This has seen a significant increase in expenditure with small businesses who are able to provide, often unique, solutions and services to the sector.
TUCO have embedded sustainability criteria into all contracts taking into account specifications and whole life costing and ongoing improvements.
Find out more at www.tuco.org