BITC Award Bluestone With Big Tick For Wales
Here at Bluestone National Park Resort we’re very much committed to responsible business practices, sustainability and the environment. Last night, Thursday 16th June, we were rewarded with our efforts to date with a ‘Bick Tick’ award from Business in the Community (BITC) Wales during a ceremony in Cardiff.
Our CEO, William McNamara, received a Big Tick in the Dairy Crest Rural Action category for companies that support rural communities in Wales. The award focused on our partnership with local farming co-operative, PBE, and the biomass energy centre at our Blue Lagoon water park.
This is a great endorsement to Bluestone, our staff, the PBE co-operative and our work overall with the local community here in Pembrokeshire. But we also realise that this is very much part of a continuous effort and we have much more to do. As the saying goes: “You shouldn’t rest on your laurels.” And we certainly won’t be.
We’ve been shortlisted for the Example of Excellence title in the UK BITC awards which will be announced in July.
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of BITC, said: “I congratulate Bluestone on achieving their Big Tick. It is a challenging time for business, but this is a sign that companies are not losing their focus and are transforming their businesses to make a positive impact on people and society and are prepared to lead by example.”
You can read about the BITC Wales awards in an article by Sion Barry, Business Editor at theWestern Mail .
On Wednesday this week, the Minister of Heritage for the Welsh Assembly Government, Alun Ffred Jones, formally announced that Bluestone had become the first and only holiday village in Wales to be awarded a five-star grading.
At the Business in the Community 2010 awards held in Cardiff this week, Bluestone CEO William McNamara was presented with the Wales Environment Award.
Pembrokeshire’s Bluestone National Park Resort has scooped a top UK award and become an ‘Example of Excellence’ in the Business in the Community’s(BITC)annual responsible business awards, the 2011 Awards for Excellence.