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Bristol hotel wins award for environmental excellence

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Written by: Admin | Posted 04 October 2017 10:01

Bristol hotel wins award for environmental excellence

The Bristol Hotel has been named Green Business of the Year at the Business Leader Awards 2017.

The award was open to companies that could demonstrate a commitment to managing their social, environmental and financial obligations.

Four years ago, The Bristol established a ‘Green Team’ to focus on reducing its carbon footprint. New boilers and lifts were installed and general waste was reduced from 60 per cent to 37 per cent, with 100 per cent of waste being diverted from landfill.

The environmentally friendly approach hasn’t affected business however as The Bristol has an annual turnover of £10m and year-on-year growth of five-to-seven per cent.

In 2014, the hotel became the first hotel in Bristol to secure TripAdvisor Green Leaders Bronze status after it introduced a Go Green Scheme, which encouraged staff to cycle to work.

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At the hotel’s second assessment in 2015, The Bristol gained TripAdvisor Gold status and, in the same year achieved a Silver rating in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

The Bristol’s general manager Mark Payne said: “I am thrilled to accept these awards on behalf of all the staff at The Bristol, but particularly the Green Team who have invested a great deal of time into making small but tangible gains for the property every month.

“Through their efforts, reducing energy consumption has resulted in significant savings on our energy bills.

“For example, replacing one Halogen light bulb with an LED light bulb saves £90 per year; when you factor in that the Meetings and Events Lounge has 72 light bulbs, the saving becomes significant. It is great to see their hard work recognised by the business world.”

 

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