Bangor Marina

Get 1:1 marketing support and spread the word about your sustainability

The County Down region has won global Top 100 Sustainable Destination status for the third year running, and to celebrate this fantastic achievement a brand new scheme is launching, to help businesses like yours capitalise on our area’s award-winning green credentials.
Ards and North Down Borough Council, in partnership with Green Tourism – the UK’s leading accreditation body – are offering 20 businesses the opportunity to tell their Green Story to the world, with the help of a dedicated marketing team. In addition, Ards and North Down Borough Council will also use the stories to promote our fabulous area.

Whether it’s a tale of great energy saving practices; a loyalty to local food and drink producers; or brilliant recycling and waste reduction initiatives, we want to hear about what you’re doing to limit the carbon footprint of your business and/or how your efforts are supporting the local community and our visitors in an environmentally friendly way.

What’s in it for you?
This is a fantastic opportunity to tell your story and showcase your commitment to sustainability. Following a 30-minute consultation call to discuss your impressive green credentials with an experienced Green Tourism Advisor, you will receive your very own bespoke Green Story to help promote and grow your business.

You’ll receive tailored marketing advice on how to promote the green aspects of your business, along with professional copywriting and design of a contemporary, superbly styled PDF portraying your Green Story, worth around £500. The PDF can be used in all kinds of ways including on your website, in a direct email campaign, as great social media material, even mounted as a display in situ or simply as part of your in-room information.

So what do I need to do?
The first step to telling your Green Story and putting your business firmly on the green destination map (while also boosting your online profile with a professionally written and designed marketing asset) is to register your interest. You’ll complete a phone assessment to establish your sustainability levels – then if your business qualifies, Green Tourism will do the rest.*

This fantastic offer is only available until Monday 25 November and is on a first come first served basis to the first 20 eligible businesses - so get in touch today!

Register your interest by email.

Download more information here.

The Green Tourism programme was funded by Ards and North Down Borough Council’s Recycling Community Investment Fund (RCIF) - a scheme which is powered by the recycling efforts of local residents and businesses.

*We are simply asking businesses participating in the Green Story programme to contribute £100 towards the cost of the professional writing/ design/marketing expertise each business will receive. The standard cost of this service would normally be £500. Should you decide after the initial programme to take up annual membership of the Green Tourism Accreditation the £100 initial contribution will be deducted from the first year’s membership fee.