Green Tourism Business Scheme

GTBS Gold Award 2008

In 2008 we were the first self-catering establishment in The Midlands to achieve a GTBS GOLD AWARD.

This accolade reflects the seriousness with which we hold the reduction of our carbon footprint within our business operation.

Sustainability and green issues are now very much mainstream, with governments, businesses and individuals all involved. Tourism as one of the main economic drivers in the UK has a major part to play.

The GTBS is the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK. Businesses opting to join are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against rigorous criteria covering a range of areas like energy and water efficiency, waste management, biodiversity and more. Bronze, Silver or Gold are awarded, based on the level of a business' achievement.

The current network of members comprises a wide range of business types, including accommodation providers, visitor attractions and corporate offices.