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Business

Your business can become an NC500 member and enjoy a range of benefits from just £110 per annum

About the NC500

The North Coast 500 was created with the aim of promoting business growth in the Northern Highlands. Since its launch in 2015, the NC500 has raised awareness of the North of Scotland to a global audience, contributed towards job creation in the region and increased revenue for businesses in the Highlands.

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Reaching a global audience, just look at our figures:
  • 3bn potential brand reach in 2019
  • 80,000+ unique users per month
  • 300,000+ page views per month
  • 150,000 social media followers and counting
  • 5-star rating on TripAdvisor

Why Join our Business Club?

Listing on the North Coast 500 Website
  • Business Members will be identified by a unique Business Club symbol on the Interactive Map with the official NC500 member accreditation
  • Listing on Interactive Map and What to See and Do Area
  • Opportunity to have an extended promotional copy (up to 300 words) and a photo gallery of 12 images to showcase your business to upsell your business
Permission to use ‘North Coast 500’ and ‘NC500’ in line with brand guidelines
  • North Coast 500 and NC500 Logos and use of trademarks to promote your own business
  • Copy of the brand guidelines and terms of use which includes the correct pantone colours, fonts and formatting
Social Media Package
  • NC500 Business Members will receive eight social media promotions throughout the year and unlimited content sharing where relevant
  • To use your social media mentions, send an email to [email protected] with details of what you would like us to post
NC500 Maps
  • Business Members will be given priority as stockists of the NC500 Maps as well as the ability to advertise on them
Priority List for PR & Marketing Activities
  • Exclusive opportunities that are only open to NC500 Business Members regarding Press Trips
  • Businesses on the priority list will be considered and recommended first for any PR or consumer enquiry; this could potentially lead to national coverage and also direct bookings
Monthly Newsletters
  • Summary of NC500 press coverage over the previous month
  • Social media and website insights such as what people were interested in, who was reached and visitor numbers
  • Helpful information for business owners such as upcoming workshops and events that may be beneficial for your business
Business Member Events
  • Business Member events e.g. Roadshows around the route to facilitate constructive discussions about what we can do for you and vice versa
  • Networking events around the route such as Area Tourism Group meetings are a great chance for businesses to interact with one another and find out what is going on in different regions of the NC500 in the business sphere
  • Seminars and workshops in the shoulder months on topical issues within the industry
VisitScotland VIP Scheme
  • As a Business Member, you would have the opportunity to join the VisitScotland Information Partner Programme free of charge
  • The VIP programme aims to provide outstanding information provision through businesses in the region
VisitScotland Classic Car Welcome free of charge to NC500 Business Members
  • The Classic Car scheme is available free of charge to all accommodation providers, visitor attractions and garages who are business members of the North Coast 500
Gold Membership opportunity
  • The opportunity to buy a Gold Membership for your business; the benefits of the package could be used as staff incentives or as part of current offerings to customers

What does it cost?

Employees Annual Fee (£)
DD BACS
Charities 0 0
Non-VAT Registered 110 120
1-2 Employees 160 175
3-5 Employees 210 230
6-10 Employees 330 362
11-20 Employees 460 505
21-30 Employees 610 670
30+ Employees 970 1066

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