EQM benefits for business

Joining the EQM scheme opens up a world of new possibilities for you and your business or organisation. Here are some of the benefits of being an EQM award holder.

Official recognition

Receive official recognition

The EQM award is an official award that is given by the Peak District National Park Authority - the local government authority with responsibility for managing the national park. The award is official recognition of what you are doing for the Peak District and the environment.

The award is validated nationally

The EQM award scheme has also been validated by VisitEngland so your award has been recognised and validated at a higher level.

Promotion opportunities

Stand out from the crowd

As an EQM award holder, you can use the EQM logo in your advertising and marketing. This is a distinction for your business that helps you stand out from the crowd.

Showcase your work

We hold annual award ceremonies where we give special recognition to EQM award holders who have demonstrated something special in their approach. We are always keen for award holders to showcase their work at these events.

Get more referrals

We encourage award holders to work with other EQM award holders or to sign-post customers to other EQM award holders. Your mark of distinction means much more than just the logo.

Improve your business

Reduce your running costs

When you examine your activities through the lens of the environment, you can see inefficiencies more clearly. What's good for the environment is often good for business.

Customers want to feel good

Many people today are conscious of their impact on the environment and want to make the right choice. By putting Staffordshire and the environment at the centre of your business, you are helping them to feel good about choosing you.

Training and learning opportunities

Join a supportive network

When you join the EQM scheme, you are joining a network of supportive and like-minded people in your area.

Learn how others succeed

From the moment you start your application, you will learn how others succeed - this is an important part of the EQM ethos.

Share ideas and best practice

We run events throughout the year for award holders, so you have the chance to meet other people to share ideas and best practice. The diverse range of businesses and organisations in the award scheme means you have access to lots of different points of view.

Website referrals

Improve your search engine ranking

When you are awarded the Peak District EQM, you gain an entry on the Peak District National Park Authority website–www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/eqm. The National Park Authority is a local government organisation, and a link from this local government website to yours will significantly increase your website’s search engine ranking.

Increase referrals to your website

Other EQM award holders are more likely to sign-post people to your business or organisation. If you are someone they work with, they may include a link on their website to your website, all of which helps improve your search engine ranking.