Some businesses get more out of it than others – this is partly due to the nature of what they’re doing, but in most cases, those that promote the scheme, and have eye-catching offers tend to do best. And of course all the businesses benefit from the publicity that is generated through the scheme.

Periodically, Gwyrddio Penarth Greening nominates a particular SP business for a ‘Green Award’ for something it has done that is either in keeping with GPG’s aims to raise awareness about climate change, or because it has done or contributed something of particular benefit to the community. The Penarth Times carries stories about these awards which we know is a valuable means of promoting a particular business – and the SP scheme.

Since the scheme started, it has also been good to see how many of the businesses appreciate working together under the SP umbrella, not least because it provides a way of raising issues of common concern.