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As part of an ongoing drive to maximise sustainability, BMA House has reduced its delegate carbon footprint by 69% over the last four years, whilst reducing water usage by 5.4 million litres per year. Using Green Tourism to measure its carbon footprint on a per delegate basis BMA House has seen a reduction to 2.8kg per delegate from 9kg per delegate in 2014.  In addition, surveys, recommendations and subsequent work by Thames Water is estimated to save 5.4million litres of water per year. Measures taken to achieve these figures include:
Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University has retained its four-star hotel rating from VisitEngland. The hotel has also retained its Silver Award - which celebrates accommodation establishments that outperform in their category – and a Breakfast award. During the assessment, Burleigh Court was judged in six different areas and received an overall score of 85%. The areas were: bedrooms, bathrooms, cleanliness, hospitality, food and service.
The seventh annual PinkNews Awards, which celebrates LGBT+ role models, took place at Church House Westminster on 16 October and was sponsored by Amazon. Nancy Pelosi, RuPaul's Drag Race star Baga Chipz, Love Island's Anton Danyluk and Gina Miller all showed their support for LGBT+ rights.
Inntel have recently appointed John Davey as its’ new Head of Business Travel.  John joins Inntel with a career in the business travel industry spanning 26 years.  During this time he has managed flagship offices for some of the largest Travel Management Companies in London with responsibility for servicing major blue chip client organisations.  In his new role, John will manage the business travel operations teams, mentoring Inntel’s Business Travel Consultants and continuing the customer service excellence that Inntel’s clients already enjoy.
A focus on sustainability in hospitality and events will provide venue and agency members with valuable insights and best practice at the HBAA Members Meeting which will take place at the Aubrey Park Hotel near St Albans on 1 November. Guest facilitator Briony Pete, a passionate sustainable development expert, will lead thought-provoking discussions, with a specially curated wide-ranging agenda covering this important, high profile business-critical topic on which venues and buyers will share their experiences, ideas and best practice.
The success of Product Earth 2019 at NAEC Stoneleigh has led to a five-year deal between the venue and the show’s organisers. Product Earth, now in its fourth year, is the UK’s longest running and largest cannabis, hemp and CBD trade expo. The show was held at NAEC Stoneleigh, nestled in the heart of Warwickshire’s countryside, for the first time last month.

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