Who we work with

When the idea of Bluestone National Park Resort was initially conceived it was always intended that the economic benefits would extend beyond the boundaries of the resort itself. The resort is proud to call Pembrokeshire home and we are keen to share the beautiful county with our guests. We actively encourage our visitors to venture off-site during their stay and explore the area’s many attractions, beauty spots and places of interest thus supporting other local business and attractions. 

A resort like Bluestone requires a wide range of suppliers - from curtains to computers and jumpers to jam – and wherever possible, we try our best to keep business local.

Bluestone currently has 2,194 operational suppliers, 49% (1,085) of whom are based within Wales. Twenty-seven percent (607) of those are based within Pembrokeshire.

Suppliers at Bluestone 

We spend in the region of £250,000 a year with our Narberth-based suppliers alone. Among the other companies to have benefited from Bluestone’s desire to support local businesses are: Vaughans, the Haverfordwest-based electrical retailers from whom we bought all the television sets, DVD players, microwaves, kettles and toasters for our 238 lodges, 30 cottages and 14 studios. Zenith Interiors, the Milford Haven-based company who provided and fitted all the kitchens for our flagship Skomer lodges, and Wizo Trees, the Wiston-based company which has so far supplied 167,930 trees, plants and bulbs, in a contract worth £200,000 for the first phase alone. 

We are keen to do what we can to foster sustainability within our supply chain, so require all prospective suppliers to complete two questionnaires.

The first questionnaire is for inclusion on our list of approved suppliers. It asks questions relating to the potential supplier’s environmental performance, and requires confirmation that they have read, understand and will conform to Bluestone’s environmental policy and relevant procedures.

The second questionnaire is designed to assess the extent to which prospective suppliers consider sustainability aspects. This questionnaire is not about ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and it certainly doesn’t feed our superiority complex, because there are plenty of areas in which we have much room for improvement. Rather, the purpose of the questionnaire is to:

  • Establish the degree of alignment between us with regard to sustainability aspects
  • Identify areas for us to work on together
  • Identify areas where we can share best practice

A closer look into some of our Suppliers

Andrew Rees Butchers

Andrew Rees Butchers Narberth

Andrew Rees Butchers have been established for over 20 years and supply quality locally sourced and fully traceable meat products from their Wholesale / Catering unit in Narberth, Pembrokeshire to over 150 businesses large and small.

They not only provide quality local meat, but also a large variety of own recipe sausages, burgers, cooked meat and a range of home-cooked pies and pasties. Seafood products are also available from the fresh fish counter. In 2007 they were honoured to be awarded ’Best Rural Retailer’ (National Award) and ’Best Traditional Retailer’ (Wales Winner) by the Countryside Alliance. 

Calon Wen

Calon Wen

Calon Wen aims remain the same: to secure a long term market for organic milk from Wales by supporting organic processing and delivering milk locally as well as further afield. They supply companies like Rachel's in Aberystwyth and Caws Cenarth in Carmarthenshire with all their requirements for fresh organic milk.

Calon Wen is the first dairy in the UK to achieve the Soil Association Ethical Trade Symbol. This confirms Calon Wen's commitment to fair and ethical trading relationships with everyone involved in the production and packing of Calon Wen milk and also their commitment to support the local communities where Calon Wen farmers live and work. Calon Wen pays it's farmers for the quality as well as the quantity of milk they produce which means their farmers are not pushed towards high yielding systems. They have consistently paid their farmers above the market price for quality milk and have a strong track record that gives long term security to its members.