Weetwood’s rising star toasts to success after winning accolade

(Left to right: Huw Southcott, Head of Hospitality and Catering at Leeds City College, Lukasz Opilowski, Conference Operations Manager at Weetwood Hall)

Weetwood Hall toasted to success at a glittering awards ceremony this month, after fighting off stiff competition and scooping an accolade for the determination and hard work of one of its team members.

Conference Operations Manager, Lukasz Opilowski, was honoured to win the Rising Star Award  at the Leeds Hotels and Venues Association’s (LHVA) awards on Thursday 12th June at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion, that celebrate the best in service from over 30 hotels and venues across the city.

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Historical blue plaque marks 21 years in business

(Left to right: Martin Hicks, Managing Director of Weetwood Hall, Sheila Griffiths, former Leeds University warden, John Stoddart-Scott, Chairman of Weetwood Hall).

The 21st business anniversary of Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel in Leeds has been marked this week by a historical Blue Plaque unveiling and a celebratory dinner for key clients and partners.

The University of Leeds bought the estate in 1919 with the house becoming a hall of residence up until the 1990s when it was reinvented as a hotel and conference centre.

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4th Airedale Cubs nurture nature at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel

Airedale have been nurturing their nature knowledge and putting their DIY skills into practise at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel this winter.

The children have tidied the hotel grounds as part of their environmental badge, conducted a nature and wildlife survey towards the cub ‘animal carer badge’ and have hand-crafted wooden bird boxes which have been installed by the cubs in the hotel grounds.

The partnership between 4th Airedale Cubs and Weetwood Hall was set up by Ian Patrick, owner of Sterling Joinery, a company that carries out various contracts for the hotel.

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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.

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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.

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