Center Parcs Conferences and Events has been rewarded for fully embracing environmental practices and implementing extensive sustainability measures across the business, achieving the ECOsmart Gold Venue accreditation.
To achieve the prestigious ‘Gold’ certification, the nature-rich meetings and events venue went through a rigorous audit by Greengage Solutions, which take an objective and detailed look at each application and endorse corporate venues with a green approach to business travel and events.
Julia Green, Sales and Commercial Manager at Center Parcs Conferences and Events, said: “It’s been hugely rewarding working towards achieving the industry’s leading sustainability accreditation, and to see The Venue at both Sherwood Forest and Woburn Forest feature in Greengage’s online directory for ecological venues.”
Woburn Forest’s The Venue, its dedicated conference and events space which relaunched in autumn 2022 following a £2.5 million refurbishment, has an EPC energy rating of A – which was a key factor in the awarding of Gold. In addition, Center Parcs’ support of the British Heart Foundation as part of its ongoing accommodation refurbishment programme also contributed to the score, with any furniture that would otherwise go to landfill being donated to the charity.