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You've made it to our remarkable on-line network  (with members from cake-makers to photographers, campsites to recycling collectors, community groups, hotels, colleges, universities, beach cafes, designers and beer brewers) which makes an art form out of collaborating and a Particular Point of inspiring change, to make sure tourism fires up  social, economic and environmental Good Stuff for us all. And that ranges from just hooking yourself into the network, or using our experience and support in a bespoke training session where you are. Oh. And it's free to join. Yup. So. Have you joined yet?

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environmental growth

environmental growth

Surely not?

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Inspiration in Barcelona

Inspiration in Barcelona

This is properly inspiring. Have a look. Start thinking.:) I am!

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new visitengland sustainable tourism marketing toolkit

new visitengland sustainable tourism marketing toolkit

VisitEngland launches new sustainable tourism marketing tool.

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numbers aren

numbers aren't everything

"We need to be responsible and develop sustainable tourism, rather than looking at just the numbers," says tourism bureau director. Blimey!

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environmental growth

environmental growth

Surely not?

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Member Offers

Sustainability Training with the Responsible Hospitality Partnership

The Responsible Hospitality Partnership can help you reduce costs, improve staff morale and build trust in your brand by helping you to operate in a socially responsible way! Specialising in consultancy and training RHP can deliver bespoke training courses across your estate from kitchen brigades, front of house staff and boardroom members. We can help you set up green teams and train trainers in your business to develop expertise in-house. Check out www.rhpltd.net News about our NEXT open training sessions... This October we are running open training sessions at the Turl Street Kitchen in Oxford on Tuesday 21st October and if COAST members book both courses a 20% discount is available. In conjunction with HOSPA, in the morning we are running our hugely successful sustainability training for finance mangers course – for just £195(excl VAT). In 4 hours of your time you can calculate how much your business can save by implementing techniques and technologies to improve your environmental credentials and bottom line – now that’s a return on investment worth making! The afternoon session will cover how to make sure your business understands where and why food waste arises in your business, how much it is costing you and critically, how to prevent it! Just 3.5hours of your time and a snip at £195 (excl VAT) per delegate – don’t bin this opportunity to be in the know! For more information regarding RHP's open training sessions visit http://rhpltd.net/news/open-training-maximising-resource-efficiency or email jo@rhpltd.net for more info.

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Free Biomass Boiler for Tourism Businesses in Devon and Cornwall

Here at Happy Energy in Pool Innovation Centre, we work with businesses to help them save energy by providing and installing a range of energy efficiency measures. By using over 20 years industry experience, we’re here to make the whole process as simple as possible. We know that for many tourism businesses - from bars, restaurants, and hotels through to leisure and holiday parks, energy is one of the biggest costs they face. And with annual energy increases this squeezes profit margins even further.For many businesses in the South West, being off the mains gas network makes those costs even higher, having to heat through Oil, or LPG. To help tourism businesses here in the South West, we have just launched a free Biomass Boiler offer (worth approx £150,000) with free servicing and maintenance for the next 20 years. If you currently use oil or LPG and spend £15,000 or more on heat, you may be able to take advantage of our Devon & Cornwall Only, FREE wood pellet Commercial Biomass Boiler offer, which will save you up to 30% on your heating and hot water bills. We can do this because biomass boilers receive money through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), so we take the RHI and you get a free biomass boiler for your business worth around £150,000 with lower running costs and CO2 emissions. Benefits of our FREE Commercial Biomass Boiler: - Cut your heat bills by 20-30% (if you heat your property with anything other than main gas) - Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% - No need to replace ageing boilers - No on-going service and maintenance costs - Free initial site audit and advice - Free installation of a high quality biomass wood chip boiler - Unit typically installed in a dedicated cabin so all existing plants can be left in place as a backup - Free system monitoring and maintenance for 20 years - Happy Energy pays for the installation and all ongoing costs through Government RHI payments Businesses that want to can also purchase their own Biomass Boiler system outright from us here at happy Energy which will be fully installed and then benefit from the RHI payments directly over the next 20 years which will provide regular payments that over the next 20 years could see an income of over £500,000 generated the the payments and reduced heating bills. If you would like to benefit from a free Biomass Boiler contact us on 0800 0246 234 or email us on: mail@happyenergy.co.uk. For further information about Happy Energy and what we do visit www.happyenergy.co.uk

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