Thames Tideway Tunnel Company Receives Prestigious Nomination for Groundbreaking Work with London Youth Rowing
THE company that builds the groundbreaking “super canal” of the Thames has been nominated for a prestigious London Sport Award.
Tideway was nominated for a Business Contribution Award in partnership with the City of London Corporation for its work with London Youth Rowing aimed at enhancing the river’s broader social benefits and reconnecting Londoners to the Thames.
The award recognizes the valuable role companies play in providing sponsorship, support and resources that help communities and sport in London thrive.
Aiming to make rowing accessible to all, London Youth Rowing jointly funded the Active Row program in 2017, which encourages 11-18 year olds to get involved in rowing in 70 schools in 12 priority counties.
John Sage, Head of Corporate Responsibility at Tideway, said, “We were absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for this award.
“It’s been a long partnership between us and London Youth Rowing, and it really emphasized the advantage of thinking long term and being ready to fund over the long term.
“It would be the icing on the cake to win the award because we have forged both friendships and really strong professional connections with London Youth Rowing organizations.
“The Thames is such an underused asset and we felt that London Youth Rowing was the right partner for us to promote accessibility, especially when rowing is an elite sport, so that we can help London Youth Rowing with that to change the world face rowing was another great reason to support them. ”
For the past five years, the annual London Sport Awards, in partnership with the City of London Corporation, has grown to be the city’s biggest grassroots and community celebration of physical activity and sport.
And this year’s flagship event will once again recognize, celebrate and shed light on the stories of incredible individuals, groups and organizations for their outstanding work in the capital helping Londoners of all ages and backgrounds to be physically active.
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Tideway is the company that supplies the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a 25 km sewer under the tidal section of the rivers in central London to capture, store and transport the raw sewage and rainwater that flows into the Thames.
Tideway’s support for London Youth Rowing during the pandemic included bringing forward scheduled payments and lifting restrictions on funds to be used to cover core costs and team development, and used their cohort of trained life coaches to train team members on theirs To support their careers and their aspirations in life.
Andy Mitchell, 61, Tideway Chief Executive Officer, said: “I was born in St Agnes, Cornwall, where Surfers Against Sewage first started because our beach was badly polluted.
“We at Tideway saw that there was a lost love affair between Londoners and the river because it had been biologically dead since the 1950s, and it all seemed wrong.
“So the opportunity to work with London Youth Rowing was part of our reunion and I think it’s been an amazing journey.”
The London Sport Awards, in partnership with the City of London Corporation, put a spotlight on the unsung community heroes who help Londoners of all backgrounds enjoy the benefits of physical activity and sports. Find out more about the awards and how London Sport aims to make London the most physically active city in the world www.londonsport.org #MakeYourMark