The 2013 Green Tourism Goldstar Awards saw more than 2,400 contenders whittled down to a shortlist of 61 businesses nominated for 15 awards. As one of just five Welsh businesses to be shortlisted, and the only Welsh business in their category, Ceredigion based Banceithin Farm and Holiday Cottages were proud to receive the Goldstar Award for Best Self-catering Accommodation.
David and Philippa Pickworth, owners of Banceithin Farm and Holiday Cottages, said: “From the outset, it has been our goal to provide the highest quality holiday accommodation while minimising the impact on the environment. It’s fantastic that our efforts to run Banceithin as sustainably as possible have been recognized in this way. We’re very proud of our Goldstar Award!”
The annual “Green Oscars” event honours those businesses and organisations that have done the most to promote sustainability within the industry by implementing cost-saving practices that help the environment, improve customer services and benefit the bottom line.
All of the finalists were chosen from over 2400 green tourism companies assessed for their innovation, cost savings and green ambassadorship during 2012-2013.
Andrea Nicholas, Director of Green Tourism, said: “The Goldstar Awards are a recognition of the best of the best in Britain when it comes to creating and maintaining a thriving sustainable tourism industry.
“A record number of 63 green tourism businesses from across the UK were shortlisted for the Goldstar Awards this year. The finalists represent the top 3 per cent of Green Tourism businesses in the UK.”
Banceithin Farm and Holiday Cottages welcomed its first guests in May 2010 after extensive renovation of the existing farm out-buildings and grounds. David and Philippa have been enticing visitors to Wales all year round ever since and enjoy sharing the hidden delights of Ceredigion with all their guests.
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