A KIDDERMINSTER hotel has been recognised for its green credentials after achieving a coveted Green Tourism award.

Brockencote Hall Hotel has been awarded ‘Bronze’ in the Green Tourism awards, which recognises the commitment of tourism businesses which are working to become more sustainable and are acknowledged worldwide as an indicator of strong environmentally friendly practices.

The four-star hotel, which is based off the A448 in Chaddesley Corbett, appointed its first ‘Green Champion’ earlier in the year to lead on driving sustainability initiatives which make a difference across all areas of the hotel.

Some of the changes introduced include using more energy-efficient light bulbs, prioritising local produce in its kitchen, installing water dispensers for team members to discourage single-use plastic water bottles, and building insect houses and planting wild flower areas within the grounds to support biodiversity.

The hotel’s Green Champion and Food and Beverage Supervisor Anna-Rose Whittall said: “It's a stepping stone into achieving greater sustainability at Brockencote Hall.

“Additionally, it’s validated recognition for what we have already achieved.

“This is a proud badge that we can wear to set the standard in the area and hopefully lead by example within hospitality while contributing to and supporting a greener future.”

Brockencote Hall Hotel is owned by the award-winning Eden Hotel Collection, and is one of five of its hotels to achieve Green Tourism honours this year.

Jayne O’Malley, Group Operations Director, said: “For our five hotels to achieve these awards within our first year of increased focus is extremely commendable, and a recognition of our Green Champion’s extensive efforts, along with their teams within their hotels.

“They should all be very proud of what they have achieved so far.

“We look forward as a group to enhancing our green practices and evolving procedures, while contributing to providing a cleaner, safer and healthier environment for all.”