Another award for “green” Hedgehog

PUBLISHED: 12:57 19 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:00 19 November 2013

Joy Raymond from Uplyme's Hedgehog Corner receives  her green award from Satish Kumar.

Joy Raymond from Uplyme's Hedgehog Corner receives her green award from Satish Kumar.

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Uplyme B and B takes the GoldStar for guest accomodation at the first Green Tourism Week conference

An Uplyme bed and breakfast business has received another top award.

Hedgehog Corner was named winner of the GoldStar for guest accommodation at the first Green Tourism Week conference in Bristol

Owner Joy Raymond collected her latest trophy from Satish Kumar, editor of Resurgence and Ecologist Magazine.

She said: “I am sure that my energy saving tactics and solar PV equipment helped me score the necessary winning points.

Following the green ethos to me is all about economy, energy and waste saving within my business.

Hedgehog Corner’s green imitative even included providing guests with an electric car charger supplied by Lyme Regis firm Evergreen Renewable Energy.

Added Joy : “I really am delighted to win this category as there are so many talented environmentalists in the scheme. An added highlight was travelling to Bristol with last year’s winner in the same category - Sally Searle who runs the Old Rectory at St. Juliot’s, Cornwall - a childhood friend whose family still live in Kilmington.”

Now in their third year the annual awards aim to honour those businesses and organisations that have done the most to promote sustainability within the tourism industry by implementing cost-saving practices that help the environment, improve customer services and benefit the bottom line.

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.”

* Last month Hedgehog Corner was named best in the south west in the accommodation category at the Taste of the West awards.


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