Butlins wins prestigious award

THE Butlins resort in Skegness, has been awarded the Green Tourism Business Scheme’s (GTBS) Gold Award for achievement on sustainability and green issues.

It is the only holiday park in the East Midlands region, joining a select few companies nationwide, including the Savoy Hotel, to be awarded the Gold standard.

Steve Lovering, Technical Services Manager at Butlins, Skegness said: “The team here at Skegness are very proud of being awarded the Gold Standard in these prestigious awards.

“It’s fantastic recognition for all the hard work we’ve put in to reviewing things like our water and energy efficiency.”

Butlins state that it has invested considerable time, effort and financial resources, introduced strong management procedures including comprehensive monitoring of energy, water and waste.

Around £23,000 alone has been invested into additional meters to monitor energy use in the various venues on the resort.

The awards are granted after a rigorous assessment by a qualified grading advisor from the GTBS with those businesses meeting the required standard being awarded a bronze, silver, or gold standard based on their level of achievement.