The Beardmore going for gold in green tourism award
The Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre has reached the finals of the Green Tourism Goldstar Awards 2014 – and is the only Scottish hotel to have been shortlisted in the coveted Best Hotel category.
The Goldstar Awards recognise businesses who have 'gone above and beyond' to actively promote and implement sustainable, environmentally friendly practices for the benefit of the customers and the organisation as a whole.
Out of 2,400 contenders, the Beardmore is one of only 60 venues to have been nominated for an award, ranking them in the top three percent in the UK for environmentally friendly practices.
Discussing the nomination, Hotel Manager Gary Rice said: "To be nominated in the Best Hotel category is an incredible accomplishment.
"We have worked tirelessly over the past few years to ensure The Beardmore is an environmentally friendly and sustainable venue. Our recent installation of electric car charging points and ongoing dedication to promoting our Green Conference packages to event organisers are just two of the steps taken.
"Our dedicated Green Team features representatives from each department, and we are constantly looking at new ways to ensure the Beardmore continues to evolve as an innovative, sustainable and eco friendly establishment for the benefit of our customers, clients and conference delegates."
The Beardmore already has a proven track record in this area, having achieved the Green Tourism Gold Award for the past three years. In 2013, the venue was also named the Top Eco Hotel in Scotland at the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards.
The Goldstar Awards will take place during the Green Tourism Annual Conference in Manchester on Monday 10 November.