The Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre was delighted to win at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2012:
Gold Award hat-trick for Beardmore
The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre has once again received the Gold Award for Green Tourism for the third year running.
First receiving the accreditation from the Green Tourism Business Scheme in the summer of 2010, the Beardmore were recognised again in July last year. Following a recent inspection of the four star residential venue, the team at the Beardmore are celebrating as they receive the prestigious honour for the third straight year, achieving a score of 86%: their highest to date.
The Beardmore takes pride in its Green Team, which is represented by every department and meets regularly to come up unique and innovative ways to improve their eco-friendly status and encourage guests to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Gary Rice, General Manager of the Beardmore, said: “We are delighted to have received the Gold Award once again. Our team work extremely hard all year, and it is an honour to have our dedication to reducing our impact on the environment recognised by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
“From the fundamentals of sustainable practices, such as recycling and monitoring energy consumption, we are constantly trying to adapt new ways to encourage our guests to be eco-aware, to re-use linen and towels, and help us make a difference.
“We have many innovative schemes in place, many of which have come from our own staff: such as growing our own herbs to use in the Beardmore kitchen to complimentary bikes for our guests.”
The Gold Award comes just weeks after the Beardmore was recognised as the top Eco Hotel in Scotland and third in the UK at the AA Hospitality Awards in London.
Commenting on the success, Gary said: “Here at the Beardmore, we try to go above and beyond to make a positive difference to the environment. We even offer a Green Conference Package to encourage event organisers to hold sustainable events.
“This package encourages them to use less paper and take public transport to name a few. It’s important to remember that all of this takes place in our upgraded, state of the art auditorium. It’s the complete package.”
For more information on the Beardmore’s green policy, visit http://www.thebeardmore.com/about-us/social-responsibility/going-green
Date of release: Monday 21 October 2013
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