Adcote House is a four star guest house with bed and breakfast in Llandudno.
Mike and Diane Dean took over the business a couple of years ago. Mike had previously worked in tourism and both were keen to run Adcote House in as sustainable a way as possible, in order to minimise their impact on the environment.
Mike and Diane participate in the Green Tourism Scheme and have been awarded Silver level. They have also been accredited under the Green Key Scheme – the first in North Wales.
They were also finalists in the Green Business of the Year category at the Conwy Business Awards 2016.
As far as possible, the hotel uses local suppliers. Not just for food but for toiletries and cleaning products. Fairtrade products are used for products sourced from further afield.
Guests are encouraged to follow Adcote House’s lead by following their Responsible Visitor Charter. Mike said that guest are impressed with the commitment of the owners and the scheme has actually influenced their decision to stay at the hotel. Overseas visitors are particularly keen to participate.
With the support of guests, Adcote House estimate that they have reduced their amount of trade waste going to landfill by 500% over the last two years. In the past twelve months over 2500 litres and 200 kilos of plastic, glass, metals and paper have been recycled (at local plants).
All food waste goes to a local biomass digester that generates electricity which is then fed into the national grid.
Mike and Diane are constantly looking for ways to improve further. For example, they are replacing all of the lights in the hotel with LED lights and have installed light sensors on the landings.
Mike and Diane would be happy to share their knowledge with other businesses interested in becoming green and sustainable. Their details can be found on the Adcote House website