A campsite has scooped three awards in recognition for its eco credentials.
Stubcroft Farm Campsite, in Chichester, won two gold awards and a bronze at this year’s Beautiful South Tourism and Hospitality Awards held on Sunday night at The Grand hotel in Brighton.
The awards are organised by Tourism South East/Visit Britain, the national tourism organisation responsible for both setting the UK’s accommodation standards and promoting the hospitality industry in the UK and abroad.
It recognises excellence across the tourism industry and the awards are judged on a wide range of criteria from the quality of facilities and customer service to impact on the environment, accessibility and inclusivity.
Stubcroft won the gold award for “ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism” a second gold award for “access and inclusivity” and also the bronze award for “camping and caravanning park of the year”.
Managing director Simon Green said: “We are pleased to receive these awards and would like to thank all our staff and customers for making this possible. Sustainability and eco-tourism are becoming more important in the development of the UK hospitality industry with customers increasingly choosing eco-friendly holiday options.
“It is nice to know that the hospitality industry is not just focusing on quality awards but is also recognising the importance of promoting sustainable and ethical tourism to help protect the environment and strengthen local communities and also accessibility and inclusivity to ensure everyone has the chance to enjoy a relaxing holiday break.
“The competition this year was very strong but it shows that it’s still possible for a family business to compete with large, long established and well financed national tourist attractions. We would like to thank Nell Barrington, Fran Downton and all the team at the Beautiful South Awards for organising the awards despite the difficulties of the past years and extend our congratulations to all the winners in the other award categories.”