Biosphere seeks business partners

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The recent North Devon Biosphere Business Partner Showcase at Saunton Sands Hotel

North Devon Biosphere launched its Biosphere Business Partner (BBP) Eco-Accreditation Scheme last year (with a focus on tourism businesses) as part of the EU-funded BioCultural Heritage Tourism project. Following its success, the Biosphere is now opening membership up to all businesses across North Devon.

Unique selling point

The UNESCO World Biosphere designation is a unique selling point as a region. Joining the BBP scheme demonstrates that a member business is proud to be part of this world class area by being part of a sustainable business network that looks after the very assets that attract 80% of its visitors, as well as each other.

Five commitments

By signing up to this free accreditation scheme, each business will make at least five commitments towards conservation, local development and / or awareness raising. In return, member businesses are rewarded with: 

  • Free advertising on the BBP Network Directory on the Biosphere Visitor web site
  • Free use of the BBP logo on all promotional material and business web sites. 
  • Invitations to networking meetings and events to connect with like-minded businesses and share ideas and best practice.  
  • Bi-monthly BBP newsletter, showcasing some of the great work achieved by fellow partners.
  • The opportunity to be the featured ‘Biosphere Star Business’ with focus on the business and its commitments to the Biosphere.

Sign up

For further information and to sign up to this scheme, visit or contact Sarah Jordon, Biosphere Business Partner coordinator, at