Biosphere Business Partners
As part of the EU funded BioCultural Heritage Tourism project, North Devon Biosphere have launched the Biosphere Business Partner (BBP) Eco-Charter.
Will you be our first
Become a Biosphere
The UNESCO World Biosphere is our unique selling point as a region. Join us to share that you are proud to be part of the world class area, by being part of a sustainable business network that looks after the very assets that attract 80% of our visitors, as well as each other.
To become a Biosphere Business Partner, please complete the Register Business form (click the button below to start). You will need to sign up to at least FIVE commitments from the categories below. One of these must be that you agree to Peer Review another business to make sure their commitments are on track. You are then free to choose at least four more commitments that best suit your business.
Free advertising on the BBP Interactive Map, within the Biosphere Visitor Website.
Networking & Events
Invitations to network meetings and events to connect with like minded businesses.
Use Our Logo
Free use of the BBP logo on all promotional material and your business website.
Free Local Newsletter
Access to ‘good news’ from the BBP’s, within the Biosphere newsletter and website .
Win the opportunity to become the BBP’s ‘Business of the Month.
Implement wildlife-enhancing land management practices / gardening; install bird nest boxes / bat boxes etc
Protect and promote local knowledge and cultural heritage through providing opportunities for tourists to become involved in and understand local cultural practices or running events that promote local culture
Reduce energy and water consumption; produce renewable energy / alternative technologies; reduce waste and increase recycling
Engage and trade with as many local businesses as possible that are operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Promote marketing of local sustainable businesses / eco-players
Promote local sustainable produce.
Develop quality immersive tourism experiences that engage with local environmental and cultural heritage
Enhance separate/individual efforts by combining multiple activities and working collaboratively with other businesses / organisations
Inform visitors about tourism impacts and the fragility of local environments
Promote and maintain the business / eco-player network
Promote and participate in events organised by the BR
Facilitate knowledge exchange and share best practice amongst network members