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< Back to news 23 May, 2011

beacon green hotel wins again!

The Beacon Green Hotel has caught the imagination of senior judges from the UK food service industry by scooping the Footprint Award for Consumer Engagement at a ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

The beacon Green Hotel has caught the imagination of senior judges from the UK food service industry by scooping the Footprint Award for Consumer Engagement at a ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London.

In fact, a ‘virtual’ hotel www.beacongreenhotel.co.uk was designed and developed by Beacon, the largest purchasing consortium for the independent hospitality sector, to show the hotel industry and its suppliers - in a fresh and innovative format - the products and opportunities available to enhance their ‘green’ commitment and message. 

In handing the award to beacon, the judges cited the beacon Green Hotel’s aim to communicate the lasting value of sustainability and influence sustainable behaviour among beacon members and suppliers. One judge commented “This is exactly what the industry needs...I would encourage Beacon to do even more and reach wider with their green hotel initiative.”

Accepting the award, Diane Webster, beacon’s Head of Marketing said, “We’re so delighted to have won this award.  The beacongreenhotel.co.uk website is a learning tool available to anyone and provides a wide variety of useful hints and tips that encourage businesses to make steps towards reducing their carbon footprint and running a greener business.  We’ve put a lot of effort into making sure the website is easy to use and that it captures and conveys the products and procurement practices that are not only green, but are relevant to running a successful hospitality business today.”

The Footprint Awards were established by the Footprint Forum to recognise businesses and individuals whose pioneering actions and initiatives are helping to build a more sustainable food service industry.