“STAR quality status was awarded to one of Allendale’s most successful business projects this week.
Starry eyed: Staff at Deneholme, in Allendale, celebrate achieving three star status in the VisitBritain Quality in Tourism scheme. Back, from left, are general assistant Matthew Burns, housekeeper Sue Armstrong, office assistant Christina John and chef Christine Hutchinson. Front are manager Sue Mills and marketing executive Andy Crossan.Deneholme, which offers residential conference and activity facilities to groups, has been awarded three star status by the VisitBritain Quality in Tourism scheme.
The scheme is recognised both nationally and internationally as the leading quality assessment service for the tourism industry in England.
The award comes after a refurbishment project, completed last September, fitted the centre with brand new bedroom furniture.
The three star status recognises the work that has been put in to improve the facilities at the centre and also commends the warm welcome that staff offer their guests.
“It is a venue with massive potential and everyone involved is buzzing after receiving the accreditation.”
Deneholme also holds a silver award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme in recognition of the environmentally friendly initiatives the centre has implemented.
These include geothermal heating, where natural heat from the ground is used to heat the centre, solar heated water and sheep’s wool loft insulation.
Deneholme is available to groups of between 12 and 29 people and also caters for private parties such as weddings.
For more information about the centre visit www.deneholme.com or contact Linda Beck on (01434) 618579.”