Sponsors & Partners

The Wainwright Prize for Nature and Conservation Writing, is delighted to announce the agreement of a 3 year deal for headline sponsorship with James Cropper, a prestige paper innovator, based in the English Lake District, with an operational reach in over 50 countries

Sponsored by

James Cropper

James Cropper is a prestige paper innovator based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the worlds’s leading luxury brands, designers, printers and publishers. With over 175 years of papermaking knowledge the business is renowned for its expertise in colour and sustainable fibre innovation, including the revolutionary CupCycling® process – taking used coffee cups and giving them a second life as beautiful papers. 

Mark Cropper

James Cropper PLC, Chairman

‘Throughout society, people are increasingly rediscovering a love of books and spending more time connecting with nature and green spaces. We are delighted to support the authors involved in this year’s Wainwright Prize who are telling their story with paper; writing such wonderful books, and inspiring book lovers of all generations, to connect with the natural world and share an intrinsic attitude towards global conservation’. 

In association with

The National Trust

We are a charity that works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces, for ever, for everyone. We were founded almost 120 years ago by three passionate Victorians who wanted to preserve outdoor spaces and prevent them from being built on. Today, our places include historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages and pubs.

Supporting Partners

Frances Lincoln

Frances Lincoln is an imprint of the Quarto Group. It has been publishing on gardens, heritage, art reference, lifestyle and the outdoors since 1977.

The Wainwright Society

The Wainwright Society was formed in 2002 and now has over 2000 family members. The Society promotes Alfred Wainwright’s vision of introducing a wider audience to fellwalking and caring for the hills. We contribute to public debate on issues affecting landscape quality and the quality of life in upland areas.

Increased membership over the past few years has helped us to raise funds for various good causes including Mountain Rescue Teams, Search and Rescue Dogs, Fix the Fells, Animal Rescue Cumbria and Cumbria Wildlife Trust.


Agile Marketing is a publishing-specialist promotions & project management marketing agency, which is administering and coordinating The Thwaites Wainwright Prize for Nature and Travel Writing 2014. Agile project manages a number of awards in the book trade, liaising with publishers and retailers to ensure the campaign to raise the profile of the independently selected titles is maximised in store and amongst readers.

The Outdoor Guide

The Outdoor Guide is a new, online resource with an abundance of inspiring walks to download, places to stay, eat and drink and some great outdoor gear to discover… all in one place. 

There are lots of ideas and personal recommendations from TV presenter and outdoor enthusiast Julia Bradbury, who is a judge for The Wainwright Prize.

Forestry England

For over 100 years, we have been growing, shaping andcaring for over 1,500 of our nation’s forests for the benefit and enjoyment of all, for this generation and the next.

Get in touch

Mike Mackenzie

Strategic partnerships manager