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The Beardmore Hotel & Conference Centre was delighted to win at the Scottish Hotel Awards 2012:

 

Golden Wonders again!

The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre has received the ultimate Gold award for Green Tourism for a second time.

The four star residential conference venue received the Gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme for the first time in Summer 2010 and were accredited again following a visit by inspectors in July this year.

The Beardmore has an active ‘green’ team with representation from every department. The team regularly meets to discuss methods of improving its green credentials and encourage guests to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.

Eileen Newman, General Manager of the Beardmore, said: “We are delighted to have received the gold award again as it shows how committed we are to helping to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment.

“As well as doing all the fundamental good sustainable practices such as recycling, watching energy consumption and encouraging guests to re-use linen and towels, we have also come up with some innovative schemes.

“Many of our most popular and fun ideas have come from the staff such as growing our own herbs to use in the Beardmore kitchen and providing complimentary bicycles for guests to borrow during their stay.”

The Beardmore's green policy also includes recycling paper, oil and cans, using products made from recycled materials, and encouraging guests to re-use towels and bed linen.

They also have a popular ‘green conference package’ to encourage conference organisers to hold sustainable events.

Ms Newman added: “The green package encourages them to use less paper and use public transport to travel to the Beardmore. But any conference organiser or delegate can experience our clever technology like the Smart Board, the Apple iMacs and the video conferencing equipment.”

For more information on the Beardmore’s green policy, visit http://www.thebeardmore.com/about-us/social-responsibility/going-green

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Date of release: Friday 16 September 2011

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E-mail: comms@gjnh.scot.nhs.uk

 
 
 
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