Abbey Grange visits Weetwood Hall

To continue our work in the community, we recently had four students from Abbey Grange School visit us for work experience.

Cameron Scougall, Claire Bundy, Harkirran Matharu and Grace Yusef  joined us in the Summer. The students worked across conference operations, housekeeping, hospitality, reception, conference & events and sales & marketing.

We were delighted with their enthusiasm and hard work and just wanted to say a big thank you to the students involved.

 

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Weetwood Gets The Green Light

 

In recent years the focus on environmental sustainability has increased with new figures released by the government and targets set in place regarding carbon emissions. Therefore the need for businesses to focus more on being environmentally friendly has never been so strong.

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel makes every endeavour to promote a continued positive culture of environmental and sustainable awareness within the organisation. Becoming a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme in March 2011, Weetwood received a silver award accreditation for its efforts in environmental sustainability.

Benefits of being a member of the Green Tourism Business Scheme not only include benefits for the business such as: reducing congestion and pollution, improving the public issues of our establishment, reduced wastage and to improve the quality of the service that we provide. But as a result of this, Weetwood Hall Ltd has benefited the local community externally and is supporting the local economy in various different ways such as sourcing the majority of its produce locally.

With this in mind Weetwood Hall’s Staff Consultative Committee (SCC) have compiled a ‘Green Team’ with the objective of promoting environmental and sustainable awareness and monitoring the work practices undertaken so as to enable a positive impact towards such issues.

Rachel Rostron, member of the Weetwood Hall’s Green Team says “We are happy with the progress that the Green Team have made in creating environmental awareness within the organisation. Our aim is to continue this success throughout.”

Weetwood Hall Ltd saw a 14.4% decrease in water usage since last year. Carbon emissions fell by 6% from last year and 642 M Sq. (38.25%) of general waste was recycled (Weetwood Hall Environmental & Sustainability Review, Summer 2012)

Written by Rob May

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Brides on a budget

 

Wedding

So you’re getting married and you must be thinking ‘where do I start?’ What’s really running through your mind is £££ – yes the first thing that pops into your head is budget and we dont blame you, all that planning! Oh the list just goes on.

Budgeting is the most important ingredient towards planning a wedding, which is the reason why we are looking at why weddings are so expensive and will show you ways in which you can plan a wedding on a shoe string, and the best thing is you dont have to break your bank account to have a fabulous day. Your wedding day will be the most memorable day of your life no matter how much you spend. Below are some suggestions on how to save money but look and feel fabulous.

Guest List

Your guest list is the trickiest when planning a wedding. Who do you invite? Well since your wedding is an intimate moment why not just invite close family and friends?

The Cake

Cakes are probably the easiest money saver – why? because you can get someone to make one for you. Or even better pop into your nearest supermarket and purchase two plain iced cakes and have someone decorate it for you.

The Dress

Choosing your dress is the most exciting thing a bride can do throuout the process of planning a wedding , and who wouldnt be excited about all those beautiful gowns out there? The thing to do is hunt for a bargain, and you can do this by visiting bridal shows, wedding fayre’s or by visiting bridal shops who have sample sales going on. Here at Weetwood Hall we have our very own wedding fayre on Sunday 2nd September 2012. Why not pop along? You will be able to speak to all our wedding specialists and get to view all the lastest bridal trends from our very own catwalk show.

Hair & Makeup

When it comes down to hair and makeup, why not try and find a local mobile hairdresser to do your hair, there are fantastic junior stylists out there that charge reasonable prices and give you quality results . If you want to save money with makeup, why not buy some fabulous products from Bobbie Brown and apply your makeup  yourself? Who knows what you want, better than yourself right?

The Invitations and Favours

This is the part where you can use your creativity and imagination. You don’t have to spend lots of money on invitations and favours. Making your invitations can be just as fun and you can put your special mark on it. Favours can be anything from sweets. candles or jewellery.

Venue 

Wedding packages are the simplest way to book your ceremony. wishing you could just dream about having a day to remember and not have to worry about the financial strain it brings? Here at Weetwood Hall we have put together a bespoke wedding package which includes a wedding breakfast for 40 guests and an evening reception for 80 guests all for just £2950! The offer is available on Fridays & Sundays throughout 2013 and applies to new bookings only.

So relax and take your first step into organising this beautiful chapter of your life …

Happy wedding day from Weetwood Hall!

For more information please visit www.weetwood.co.uk

 

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