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Scottish couple win Hospitable Climates award

05 May 2005
Scottish couple win Hospitable Climates award

Ross and Janet Anderson are the Hospitable Climates Champions of the Year.

The couple won the award for their outstanding commitment to the environment at East Lochhead Country House and Cottages in Scotland.

Commenting on the award, Ross Anderson told Caterer: "We are delighted it's great to be rewarded for our efforts. What we do with regard to energy efficiency is not rocket science - it's something everyone can do. It's about being aware."

The couple were presented with the award at the annual lunch of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association (HCIMA).

HCIMA chief executive Philippe Rossiter said the couple's commitment to the environment had been a cornerstone in everything they had done to maintain a successful business.

"They are living proof that environmental responsibility makes sound business sense," he said.

Since joining Hospitable Climates in 2001, the Andersons have implemented a range of low-cost measures to reduce energy consumption. These include:

  • Installing low energy lamps
  • Buying only the most energy efficient equipment
  • Providing an environmentally friendly guide, called a Green File in each cottage
  • Sourcing materials locally to cut down on transport costs

A special Exemplary Hospitable Climates Champion 2000 to 2005 award was presented to Grevile Bridge, director of Hertfordshire-based Beales Hotels. This was to mark the retirement of one of the programme's first appointed champions.

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