This is an archived press release
Friday 13 February 2015
A free event to help Peak District businesses improve their environmental credentials and stand out from the crowd is being held in Bakewell.
Businesses are invited to book themselves on the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) event: 'Do better and greener business'.
The event is on Tuesday March 3, at Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell DE45 1AE. The meeting will run from 12pm to 3.30pm, and includes the opportunity to network over lunch.
It is free to attend but places are limited, booking is essential. Contact Faith Johnson, who runs the EQM Community Interest Company, on 0770 2452777 or https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Johnson, EQM CIC director said: "Achieving the EQM award is a great way for businesses to show customers how passionate they are about the Peak District. It gives them recognition for all the great things they do to look after Peak District, its people and the environment.
"From the customer's point of view, when they buy a product or service that has been awarded the EQM, they can be confident that their purchase supports businesses that are helping to look after the Peak District environment, as well as local people and communities.
"We want businesses to book on the event, come and meet the EQM team, and find out how they could benefit."
Some of the benefits to businesses who achieve the EQM award include official recognition of what they do for the Peak District, its people and environment; use of the EQM logo in their marketing, so they stand out from the competition; being part of a dynamic network of supportive, like-minded businesses; learning how others succeed; reducing their running costs by saving energy and water and reducing waste; training and promotional opportunities.
Local business owner Cath Lee, of Peak Walking Adventures, said: "EQM encouraged me to think about some aspects of my customer service that I hadn't previously considered, which was really useful. I also love the fact that the EQM is specific to the Peak District and encourages local businesses to work together, trade with each other, and support each other."
The EQM scheme is run by the Environmental Quality Mark Community Interest Company on behalf of the Peak District National Park Authority.