A Pembrokeshire campsite that has gone the extra mile to improve its local environment has been celebrated at national awards ceremony.
Top of the Woods Camping and Glamping in Boncath picked up the Green Key Award at the 25th annual Tidy Wales Awards.
The Green Key Award is a brand-new category at the annual Tidy Wales Awards, sponsored by Wybone, which celebrates businesses within the tourism industry that are working tirelessly to uphold high standards of sustainability.
Top of the Wood care passionately about sustainability and always promote green activities to their guests. The team has also worked hard to help their local environment by planting trees, improving access to the local Ffynnone Woodland, and managing wildflower meadows.
Staff from Top of the Woods were presented with their award by Carly Cooper from Wybone and rugby champion, Tom Shanklin, at a prestigious ceremony in Cardiff Bay on Monday 21 November.
Speaking at the ceremony, Soo Hammond said:
“At Top of the Woods we our passionate about being sustainable, enriching and unique. We want our camping guests to be happy and be inspired by nature. For all of us to enjoy the benefits of nature, we need to protect and increase local biodiversity, flourishing for future generations. We also share with our guests and celebrate the fantastic local skills, quality artisan products and local businesses that are aligned with our values, so our guests can experience the beauty and vibrancy of Pembrokeshire. Winning this award is amazing for us as it underlines that what we are doing is valued, but the work doesn’t stop here! This is a lifetime journey for all of us, with plenty still to do”
Carly Cooper, Southern Sales and Business Development Manager at Wybone, said:
"We are delighted to sponsor the 'Green Key' category at the annual Tidy Wales Awards. We’re keen to work with organisations that promote sustainability and help to promote environmental excellence across Wales."
The Green Key category was open to businesses that had achieved Green Key accreditation – an international FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) programme run in Wales by Keep Wales Tidy.
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy, said:
“The Tidy Wales Awards celebrates people of all ages taking part in a wide range of green initiatives, all with the common goal of making Wales a better and tidier place. They are an inspiration and a great example in their community. We would like to thank them for their hard work as well as thanking The Helping Hand Company for their support with this year’s awards.”