The Jurys Inn Croydon took home the Best Green Business Award at this year’s Croydon Business Awards, as well as securing its place at the South London Business Awards, which will be held in July in London.
The team had to provide an in-depth account of the hotels carbon footprint, green policies and procedures (including its GTBS accreditation) as well as showing how these are implemented on a day-to-day basis through education and training of both employees and guests. The hotel also had to provide an outline of future plans and initiatives to demonstrate its on-going commitment.
Michelle Hickey, general manager of the Jurys Inn Croydon said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award and it is testament to all the hard work put in by the whole team. The judges said that we were the only hotel/business in Croydon that showed true commitment to green initiatives as well as our on-going work in the local community and our commitment to corporate/social responsibility.
“We see environmental awareness as being key to implementing and sustaining our green policy. Our teams receive training on our policies and environmental practices at company induction and constantly receive refresher courses.”
Jurys Inn Croydon has just celebrated its 10th Anniversary and underwent a £1.5 million refurbishment, which was completed last year.