Lead Business Partners
Lead Business Partners are those companies who contribute £3,000 or more annually to the Jurassic Coast Trust.
They are passionate and committed local businesses with a love for the Jurassic Coast, who want to help us achieve our mission of enabling everyone to have the best possible experience of England’s only natural World Heritage Site.
Clinton Devon Estates
Clinton Devon Estates are a major landowner in the East Devon area. Their close connection to the local environment dates back to the 13th century. Their holdings include many acres of rare and threatened pebblebed heath environments, which they work to preserve and educate people about through the Pebblebed Heaths Conservation Trust.
Clinton Devon Estates and the Jurassic Coast Trust collaborate on educational projects in the East Devon area, and on the yearly Pebblebed Heath Week Festival Day at Woodbury Castle.
Lulworth Estate are a major landowner in Purbeck, whose holdings include the world renowned Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. James Weld, whose family have owned the estate since the 17th century, was the inaugural Chair of the Jurassic Coast Trust, and remained so for 13 years before handing over the reins in 2016. He remains a Trustee, and the Estate are committed to championing World Heritage, and the conservation of their iconic section of the Jurassic Coast.
The Jurassic Coast Trust works closely with the Lulworth Heritage Centre on training and educational projects, and has a significant presence at Camp Bestival, held annually at Lulworth Castle. We have also collaborated closely with Lulworth Estate on access to the Fossil Forest near Lulworth Cove.
Purbeck Ice Cream
Purbeck Ice Cream are a family-run business based in Kingston, near Wareham. They have operated since the 1970s, when owners Peter and Hazel Hartle converted their dairy farm into an ice cream manufacturer. They have since gone from strength to strength, scooping numerous awards for innovation and developing a presence throughout the UK.
Purbeck Ice Cream donate 5p from every tub of their Jurassic Range to the Jurassic Coast Trust. This range includes Dig-A-Saurus, Ammonite Bites and Purbeck Rocks, and is available in outlets across the Jurassic Coast.
West Dorset Leisure Holidays
West Dorset Leisure Holidays operate five holiday parks based between Seatown and Dorchester. Their parks include Golden Cap and Highlands End, which command outstanding views of the Jurassic Coast. West Dorset Leisure Holidays were the first Jurassic Coast Business Partner, establishing an opt-out donation scheme in 2007. This ingenious concept involves guests making a small optional donation to the Trust when booking their holiday. In the nine years since its inception, this has added up to over £57,000 raised for the Trust.
Martin Cox and his team are committed supporters of the Jurassic Coast Trust, and their fundraising model has since been adopted by numerous other businesses along the coast. The Trust also operate regular guided walks at Highlands End and Golden Cap Holiday Parks through our local Ambassadors.