It’s a fact that there’s a strong commercial driver for businesses showing their green credentials, and that is because consumers are actively searching for environmentally minded companies and products. Being able to show your green credentials will give your company a positive commercial advantage.

What your business gains:

  • Simple and powerful mechanisms to clearly demonstrate your company’s green activity and planning.
  • Consumers can read about your green efforts and strategy on your company profile page on the PtbG website. We also feature green stories across the year in our news section.
  • Your business will be seen to be about more than just profits, but will also gain a strategic advantage over competitors.

What the environment gains

  • Companies will become more green-minded and do more to improve their environmental footprint because they realise this can affect their ability to gain business.
  • Companies will understand that environmental issues are part and parcel of their normal business operation and will allocate time to this important issue accordingly.
  • Companies which don’t currently consider environmental issues will understand the commercial importance of becoming greener.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

We work hard to promote our green business members to consumers as follows:

PROFILE PAGE

Portfolio Example

Enabling consumers to discover your green efforts

Simple and powerful – your company’s Profile Page on the Proud to be Green website allows you to shout about what your company does to be green.  It’s also how Proud to be Green members are policed.  Additionally, the Profile Page benefits your website’s SEO and will ultimately provide your company’s presence within the Green Directory.
See profile example

FILM & VIDEO

Regularly featuring members, reviews and interviews

Consumption of media continues to grow for on-demand channels as traditional TV declines.  YouTube is currently the second most searched platform in the world – it’s a space we occupy, discussing issues, raising awareness, conducting interviews with organisations and individuals as well as featuring green events and businesses. Our channel is now open, we very much look forward to talking with you!

IMPROVE YOUR SEO

HELPING BOOST YOUR WEBSITE’S SEARCH ENGINE RANKING

Your website is the first line of attack in the marketing battle your company fights each and every day to gain business.  The Profile Page helps to improve your website’s organic ranking because it constitutes permanent off-site content – effectively the thumbs-up for search engines indexing your website. Don’t miss the opportunity to include long-tailed key words.

GREEN E-NEWSLETTER

Green e-newsletter

DIRECTLY REACHING THE PUBLIC, ORGANISATIONS & BUSINESSES

Email’s powerful! Our extensive database of consumers who’ve subscribed to our e-newsletter can be reached through this channel. Many subscribers have come directly from social media, particularly through sponsored promotional campaigns as well as via our Proud to be Green website and also through our B2B activity.  Tap into this great facility to directly reach organisations and the public. We send out over 40,000 e-newsletters per month.

GREEN DIRECTORY

GAIN VISIBILITY FOR YOUR COMPANY AND SERVICES

One of Proud to be Green’s long-term strategies is to create a comprehensive directory of green/eco businesses, products and services across the UK that consumers can tap into. Our green directory will generate increased business for members and provide a facility not currently available.  It’s a major project to create a full-blown green directory, something not currently existing – we estimate that it will take several years to build this facility across the UK.

SOCIAL MEDIA

MULTI-CHANNEL BROADCASTING TO A GREEN AUDIENCE

We broadcast to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn every single day of the week, reaching out and engaging with eco-minded consumers, organisations and businesses. Our YouTube channel additionally broadcasts every week of the year, and in combination with our website, provides a comprehensive multi-channel presence for Proud to be Green and our members, as well as information and content on green issues.

CARBON WATCH

WE’RE HERE TO ADDRESS GRATUITOUS WASTE & APATHY

Our Carbon Watch group on Facebook is there to approach organisations and bodies that have an apathetic approach to waste and pollution.  The group is devised to facilitate positive change without fuss, our current issue is with a regional Council that are flouting the law by allowing employees to leave engines idling for long periods of time. Our group is open for public discussion.

NEWS & STORIES

Green news and stories

REACH CONSUMERS THROUGH THE PROUD TO BE GREEN WEBSITE

Our membership scheme provides varying levels of website inclusion for your company.  Story based posts in the Proud to be Green website are a great way to reach consumers and an addition to your offsite-content pages, improving your search engine ranking, also enabling the targeting of keywords within your script. Additionally, don’t miss the opportunity to link to these pages from your website.

FUTURE ADDITIONS

Future Additions

EXISTING MEMBERS BENEFIT FROM ADDITIONS AT NO EXTRA COST

We want to help you flourish because your green efforts will make a direct difference to the environment, both now and into the future.  We promote to a wider audience each and every day of the year, and when we add extra marketing reach through our scheme, you’ll benefit directly at no extra cost – that’s our pledge to you!

OUR ETHOS

Scheme ethos

CHANGING THE WAY BUSINESSES THINK ABOUT BEING GREEN

This scheme is our anniversary celebration – having been in the publishing and media business for 25 years in 2019.  Being green should not be regarded as a troublesome burden, but rather as an integral part of every business’s essential operation.  There are massive advantages in greening-up your business, less waste, less pollution and increased sales because of your green commitment

TREE PLANTING

A LONG TERM METHOD TO MITIGATE CARBON EMISSIONS

Don’t think tree planting is an instant solution, but the sooner we plant trees in large numbers, the sooner trees gain maturity and trap carbon.  In countries where mass deforestation and loss of habitat has taken place, it’s an absolutely vital function that we can all contribute towards. We have a range of tree-planting options available for business members upon induction.

FRAMEWORKS

Green compliance frameworks

VOLUNTARY GREEN COMPLIANCE

Proving your green credentials to consumers can ultimately be expensive.  There are many ways to achieve this aim and we help smaller businesses with our members-only guidance frameworks. Additionally, we also provide evidence-based accreditation awards which are available for organisations needing to demonstrate their green credentials to the public.

How we promote

We promote this membership scheme 24/7, across a range of media channels, including:

Ways to use your membership

There are numerous ways to use our green scheme to your advantage.
Please talk our advisors on 01395 513383.

Boosting your website

Your green credentials shown directly on your website

All the best marketing is simple and powerful and is exactly what we provide. Just plug-in your Proud to be Green company profile page directly within your company’s website menu at the top level. This is an immensely effective way to display your green credentials!

See website example

Profile Page - Cottonsafe

Use within your existing marketing channels

Social Media

Let your followers know you care about the environment

Website Footer

Your website footer is another great place to reinforce your green credentials

Window stickers

Call 01395 513383 to order.

Van signage

A powerful way to market in your local community. Call 01395 513383 to order.

Video & Photography

Digital is extremely visual
We’re working today in an extremely visual world, photography is essential for promotion through social media and websites, but the most powerful medium by far is video.  We have a professional team that are able to provide a full range of photographic and video production services, including storyboarding, presenter based interviewing/Q&A, video editing, run-and-gun filming, etc., all at 4K standard.

Video

Video is the most powerful way to engage with consumers.  You may have a great website, but video plugged in at the front-end can radically improve your website’s presentation. Incidentally, we’re responsible for all video work carried out on Proud to be Green’s YouTube channel.  Contact us on 01395 513383 for more information.

Platinum – video package
If you want maximum value from Proud to be Green’s packages, Platinum provides amazing value. Want to tell your company’s green story through our YouTube channel and also have it broadcast through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as having it included on the Proud to be Green website?  Our Platinum package gives you all that!  The rates for being filmed in our studio and for the rest this package option provides are ground-breaking.  This film then is included as part of our once-weekly YouTube broadcast.  You get:

  • Presenter led interview and discussion (Intro & 8 topics/questions £195+VAT)
  • Studio setup for high fidelity recording at 4k standard
  • Broadcasting across ALL our digital channels

Photography

Your company’s visual media assets
It’s absolutely essential to acquire a decent library of images for your website and social media marketing. Our prices are incredibly reasonable and we offer a range of packages to suit your requirements.  We are specialists in photography, Photoshop and RAW processing of images, which is absolutely vital if you want to get the very best out of high fidelity photography.  One member of our team has over 20 years experience in using Photoshop!  There’s no substitute for high-quality lenses and proper cameras if you want to elevate your website and social media presence.

Photography and Video services

Annual membership

Starting from just £59*, our annual membership fee will provide no obstacle to your company participating in this comprehensive green scheme

Contact us to join!

Green scheme packages

Please choose the number of employees in your company from the options above.

Bronze

£71
  • (£59.17 ex. VAT)

Silver

£95
  • (£79.17 ex. VAT)

Gold

£107
  • (£89.17 ex. VAT)

Platinum

£341
  • (£284.17 ex. VAT)

Bronze

£117
  • (£97.50 ex. VAT)

Silver

£155
  • (£129.17 ex. VAT)

Gold

£174
  • (£145 ex. VAT)

Platinum

£408
  • (£340 ex. VAT)

Bronze

£174
  • (£145 ex. VAT)

Silver

£210
  • (£175 ex. VAT)

Gold

£234
  • (£195 ex. VAT)

Platinum

£468
  • (£390 ex. VAT)

Bronze

£270
  • (£225 ex. VAT)

Silver

£342
  • (£285 ex. VAT)

Gold

£402
  • (£335 ex. VAT)

Platinum

£636
  • (£530 ex. VAT)

Bronze

£426
  • (£355 ex. VAT)

Silver

£491
  • (£409.17 ex. VAT)

Gold

£546
  • (£455 ex. VAT)

Platinum

£780
  • (£650 ex. VAT)

Bronze

£510
  • (£425 ex. VAT)

Silver

£618
  • (£515 ex. VAT)

Gold

£702
  • (£585 ex. VAT)

Platinum

£936
  • (£780 ex. VAT)

Our mission

We’re here to promote eco-friendly companies across the UK. 

If you would like to discuss, or see how your company can be greener, call us on 01395 513383.

Our Printing Partner

We use and recommend Ashley House Printing in Exeter, both because they operate their company and processes to strict environmental standards and also because of the quality of printing including banners, signage and boards they have supplied in the past, which have been of exemplary quality.

Ashley House are members of the PROUD to be GREEN scheme.