SUMMER OF SUCCESS FOR WEETWOOD HALL

Green Tourism Gold certificate

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel in Leeds has been given the green light for its carbon footprint in an assessment by the Green Tourism Business Scheme, the leading sustainable tourism certification scheme in the UK.

This latest accreditation follows two other recognitions for Weetwood Hall this summer including retaining a Gold status by Investors in People for transforming business performance through people and gaining a Green status as a Compliant Venue, demonstrating its investment in training and the relevance of Weetwood Hall’s facilities to meetings and events for the healthcare sector, both the highest accreditation for each award.

The latest recognition comes from an assessment which covers a range of areas including; energy and water efficiency, waste management and biodiversity from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. Weetwood Hall has once again come out on top achieving a Gold, the highest status in the assessment, stating the facility showed a clear commitment and enthusiasm to ensuring the hotel can become as environmentally sustainable as possible with excellent utilities monitoring and a separate food waste collection service, showing its on-going environmental management.

Michael Longstaff, General Manager at Weetwood Hall said: “This summer Weetwood Hall has continued to be recognised for the measures that have been put in place to make it a first class hotel and conference facility for both our guests and members of the team. The latest accreditation is fantastic as we work to ensure the hotel is as environmentally sustainable as possible and achieving Gold shows the measures we have put in place are up to industry standard.”

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GOLD STATUS FOR YORKSHIRE HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

 

Investors in People Gold

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel, Leeds has been reaccredited with the prestigious Gold status by Investors in People following a rigorous re-assessment of the Hotel and Conference facilities.

First awarded the status in 2010, Weetwood Hall was the only independent hotel in Yorkshire and having held the status for the past three years has just been reaccredited having exceeded the required standard in an assessment which tested Weetwood Hall in 168 areas.

Investors in people is the UK’s leading people management standard, specialising in transforming business performance through people. A total of 695 Gold accreditations have been awarded nationally with Weetwood Hall the only independent hotel in Yorkshire.

Michael Longstaff, General Manager at Weetwood Hall said: “We are delighted to have been reaccredited with this prestigious award. Weetwood Hall underwent a detailed assessment in which it exceeded the required standard to receive a Gold status. This accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the development and success of our people and the desire to continually improve and grow.”

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A FIRST FOR LEEDS: CONFERENCE CENTRE ACCREDITED HEALTHCARE COMMENDATION

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel has been awarded the prestigious ‘Green’ status by the independent healthcare meetings consultancy Compliant Venues in demonstrating their investment in training and the relevance of the conference centres facilities to meetings and events for the healthcare sector.

This year the team at Weetwood Hall went the extra mile by putting forward team members to take part in a Healthcare training course ensuring that the Conference Centre understands the relevant regulatory codes and company policies and has onsite healthcare champions to manage the expectations of this sector.

The awarding body, Compliant Venues, works with healthcare organisations to provide them with venues that meet the specific criteria deemed appropriate for a meeting. Venues across the UK are rigorously assessed and awarded a fitting accreditation which is designed to provide an independent view to healthcare organisations when it comes to venue selection.

Weetwood Hall is the only conference centre and hotel in Leeds that has been awarded the ‘Green’ status which is the highest ranking. Each venue is assessed on six different areas to determine their status, these include; sales and marketing, location, fit for purpose, facilities, service and cost.

Mark Handforth, Director of Compliant Venues said: “Weetwood Hall’s extensive meetings and events facilities provide an authentic conference centre wrapped in a four star product. The venue strives to exceed branded products and with their MIA Gold award has demonstrated tangible steps to deliver a high standard. With a traditional meet, eat and sleep offer, the venue also has many meeting rooms designed for web conferencing and brainstorming sessions.

“A reflection that is principal positioning for meetings and events. Location is a key feature of the hotel with easy access to Leeds Bradford airport and the M1, M62 and A1 road network. With free parking it provides delegates to easily drive to the venue and avoid parking charges.”

Marie Astle, Sales Manager & Healthcare Champion said: “It is a testament to our conference facilities that Weetwood Hall has been awarded this accreditation. We strive to cater for all organisations and their individual needs and are delighted to once again meet those of the healthcare sector. We now have healthcare champions at Weetwood Hall who are trained to liaise directly with healthcare professionals on their requirements for booking conferences.”

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