Peak District Environmental Quality Mark Awards
PUBLISHED: 13:22 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:27 20 February 2013
Twenty new awards were presented at a ceremony at Losehill Hall, Castleton, as part of the Peak District National Park's Environmental Quality Mark scheme.
Twenty new awards were presented at a ceremony at Losehill Hall, Castleton, as part of the Peak District National Parks Environmental Quality Mark scheme. The scheme applies to businesses who take an active approach to reducing their environmental impact and help to conserve and enhance the Peak District National Park and there are now 93 EQM award holders.
The presentations were made at a buffet dinner of EQM produce, sponsored by the areas tourism marketing body, Visit Peak District & Derbyshire. Making the presentations, Pat Coleman, the PDNPAs economy representative, said The EQM is the gold standard of environmental care for businesses in the Peak District. To have more than 90 local businesses who actively support the best environmental practices is a real achievement.
The latest winners were:
Food and drink awards:Bluebell Inn, Tissington; Cocoadance chocolatiers, Castleton; Fischers Restaurant, Baslow Hall; Peak Choice (farmers co-operative selling online), Beeley; Peak District Farm Shop, Stanshope.
Farming awards:Bent Farm, Tissington; Broad Ecton Farm, Ecton; Haddon Estate Home Farm, Bakewell; Hoe Grange Farm, Brassington; Handley Bottom Farm, Pilsley.
Accommodation awards:Churchdale Holidays, Ashford-in-the-Water; Cowclose Cottages and B&B, Cutthorpe; Denewood B&B, Castleton; Ladybower Apartments, Bamford; Party Houses, Waterfall, Back o the Brook, Roaches and Heaton; Shatton Hall Farm Cottages, Bamford; Stoop Farm B&B, Hollinsclough; The Old Shippon, Alstonefield; The Spook, Winster.
Arts and crafts award:Fletcher Tree and Forestry Services, Derwent.
For more details about the scheme see www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/eqm