Wyboston Lakes Resort finalist for three prestigious prizes at Conference & Events Awards
May 22, 2023
Award winning conference, training and leisure venue Wyboston Lakes Resort has again been recognised as one of the best conference venues in the country, also as among the most sustainable.
It has been shortlisted as a finalist for three awards – Best Conference Venue (over 500 theatre style), Best Event Venue Customer Service (over 500 theatre style) and the Sustainability Award.
Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing, said: “This is superb testimony to our first-class facilities and customer service and to the continuing commitment of our team to finding new ways to make our venues ever more sustainable. It’s very exciting.”
The resort’s stylish Woodlands Event Centre was transformed in 2019 to meet the needs of the latest generation of delegates and event organisers. With a variety of rooms fully equipped with the latest technology, it is highly popular and busy with events for many sectors including financial services, pharmaceuticals and associations. From sales declining by 20 per cent year on year in 2018, the transformation of the venues has resulted in business in 2022 being up 79 per cent in 2018.
The resort’s commitment to sustainability has been independently accredited by earning gold awards from the Green Tourism Awards and the IACC, and EcoSmart Platinum Venue Award from Greengage Solutions. Since June 2022, under the resort’s Room2Grow initiative, about 20,000 eco-conscious guests staying more than one night at Wyboston Lakes Resort have chosen to have a tree planted on the resort instead of having their room cleaned.
In September Wyboston Lakes Resort published a 4-year Green Energy Roadmap as the foundation for its plan to become self-sufficient by producing its own green energy using the natural resources available at the Resort, which will help to achieve its Net Zero Carbon Emissions target. All electric energy on-site comes from renewable resources, reducing the resort’s carbon footprint by 65 percent. Zero-to-landfill was achieved for the sixth consecutive year. It is currently eradicating fossil fuels from the site and ensuring that zero food waste goes off-site. The People’s Pantry, encouraging colleagues to take home remaining freshly made food that would otherwise go to waste, is the latest initiative to help with this, and a biodigester is being introduced.
The results of the Conference & Events Awards 2023 will be announced at a ceremony on 30 June at Old Billingsgate in London.
For more information, please visit www.wybostonlakes.co.uk/business
About Wyboston Lakes Resort:
Wyboston Lakes Resort is centrally located close to the A1, M1 and A421 road networks and local railway links. 40 minutes by train from London and 45 minutes to Luton and Stansted Airport.
It has two specialist venues, The Woodlands Event Centre and The Willows Training Centre, offering a spectrum of options in terms of facility, space, style and budget. The Centres together provide a total of 65 conference, training and syndicate rooms – the largest of which has a capacity for over 600 delegates seated theatre style – and more than 400 bedrooms.
On-site leisure facilities are comprehensive, and include a full health and leisure club, and an 18 hole golf course.
A further venue on the site is the Waterfront Hotel, which has 103 en-suite bedrooms, an award- winning restaurant, the Y Spa and Golf.
Serviced office space is available on the same site.