The Borehole in Stone joins other sustainably run businesses in Staffordshire after it was awarded the Staffordshire Environmental Quality Mark (SEQM) last week. Its sister businesses, Lymestone Brewery in Stone and the Lymestone Vaults in Newcastle under Lyme have already achieved the accolade. Representatives from the Borehole will accept their certificate at the SEQM Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 October 2015 at 2.00pm in the beautiful surroundings of Swinfen Hall Hotel, near Lichfield.
Three other Staffordshire businesses will also be receiving their awards on Thursday:
The successful businesses are:
Oakland Holiday Park, Brewood
Heywood Hall, Denstone
Denstone Hall Farm Shop
These businesses have all had their applications approved by the independent SEQM Awards Panel and were praised for their efforts by Panel members. They will receive their certificates at the ceremony. After the awards, attendees will be invited to enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced Swinfen Afternoon Tea, and a then take part in a tour of the hotel and grounds, led by owner Helen Wiser.
SEQM Director, Simon Smith, commented,
“We are delighted to be presenting new awards at Swifen Hall Hotel. The ceremony recognises the commitment of SEQM award holders to sustainability and to the county of Staffordshire.”
The SEQM, and its sister scheme in the Peak District, have over 80 award-holding businesses, all sharing the ethos of energy and waste reduction, combined with sustainable development and conservation of the local area.