How do I get a Brown Sign?

If you are interested in applying for a brown sign, you can download the application process and the elibility criteria below.

The first step in the application process is to contact the Tourism Development Team at Active Northumberland to discuss your eligibility. You can email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I connect with other local tourism businesses?

There are tourism associations set up across the county, and specialist network groups, who work together to improve the tourism offer in Northumberland.

Click here for information about tourism associations, or here for county-wide groups.

Can I get some advice on marketing?

Sure, just give us a call! We are always happy to talk to businesses about marketing in the tourism industry.

Businesses can access the Northumberland Martketing Toolkit to get access to marketing advice:

www.marketingnorthumberland.com provides some useful advice including a series of 'How to Guides' covering Advertising, Brochures, Digital, Leaflets, Printing and Social Media.

We have a wide range of advertising opportunities designed to help market tourism businesses, for more information and general advice contact Cris, our Sales & Marketing Manager on 01670 794525 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response: Support to Business

COVID-19: Guidance for Businesses

Information for UK tourism businesses affected by COVID-19 including links to Government guidance, financial assistance and other resources.

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