As a membership charity, we are only able to carry out our work because of the collective support of our members, supporters and sponsors.

The resources and the decisions made by our members have guided the development of the Network and are continuing to do so. Without our member organisations and individuals, none of this work would be possible, so we are extremely grateful to all our members for their continuing support.

Click on any of the links below to find out more. Show your support by joining today.

Founding Members

The following organisations formed an informal consortium in the late 1990s which helped with the development of the NBN Trust and NBN. We are delighted that many of them are still NBN Trust members today:

Affiliated Members

Thank you to the NBN Trust Affiliated Members. Many of these organisations are also founding members or have supported our work for many years:

Corporate Supporters

Thank you to our generous Corporate Supporters. Find out more about them by clicking the links. Lend your support – find out more on our Corporate Support page.


Thank you to our amazing Sponsors. Find out more about them by clicking the links. Join this prestigious group – find out more on our Sponsor page.


Thank you to our fantastic Members who range from world renowned organisations to individuals and from local to national schemes and societies, local environmental record centres and academic institutions as well as commercial organisations. Find out more about them by clicking the links. Join this growing group – find out more by joining today.

Our members include: (Please note not all our members are listed below.)

Honorary Members

Thank you to our honorary members. These people have all been granted this accolade by the Board of Trustees as they have made a significant contribution to the field of biological recording. To find out how you can nominate please contact us 

  • Lynne Farrell – November 2021
  • Sally Rankin – November 2019
  • Mike Weideli – November 2019
  • Dr Sarah Whild – November 2018
  • Sue Townsend – November 2018
  • Dr Mark Hill – November 2017
  • Professor Helen Roy – November 2017
  • Steve Wilkinson – November 2016
  • Bill Ely – November 2015
  • Val Burton – November 2014
  • Dr James Munford – November 2014
  • Stuart Ball – November 2013
  • John Newbould – November 2012
  • Professor Michael Hassell CBE FRS – March 2012
  • Derek Lott – November 2010 (deceased)
  • Professor R J Berry – November 2009 (deceased)
  • Steve Cham – November 2008
  • Trevor James – November 2007 (deceased)
  • Charles Copp – November 2006 (deceased)
  • Mr R S George – November 2005 (deceased)
  • Sir Neil Chalmers – September 2005
  • Sir John Burnett – September 2005 (deceased)
  • Paul Harding MBE – September 2005


To join the ever growing Network of members please visit our joining page

Please note: not all our members have chosen to be listed on this page.