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Dartington Hall in Devon wins Award for Excellence in Sustainable Hospitality and Corporate Social Responsibility

Dartington Hall in Devon wins Award for Excellence in Sustainable Hospitality and Corporate Social Responsibility

Conference Torquay are proud to announce that one of its business tourism partners has won a prestigious award for at a glittering ceremony in London.

The hospitality team at a heritage Devon hotel and conference centre near Totnes has picked up a national award for excellence at the Johansens Conde Nast Awards in London.

Dartington Hall is part of The Dartington Hall Trust, a pioneering charity working in the fields of the arts, social justice and sustainability. The hospitality and leisure company is run as a social enterprise to support the trust's charitable work.

The Johansens Conde Nast award in the category of Sustainable Hospitality and Corporate Social Responsibility acknowledges Dartington's work in these areas.

General Manager Deborah Heather picked up the award at a ceremony at the Mayfair Hotel in London, held on 7th November 2011, on behalf of The Dartington Hall Trust.

Ms. Heather said:
"I'm delighted we've won this national award for excellence. It's a real recognition of our work in the arts, social justice and sustainability and an apt reward for the team's hard work and achievements to date."

Nicky Harding, Conference Manager, Conference Torquay said:
"We are delighted for Dartington; this is justifiable recognition for all their hard work in this area. These issues are all important to conference organisers when selecting a suitable venue and this kind of recognition can only help to drive more business tourism to such a well deserving venue".

For more information contact Katrina Hurford on 01803 847026 or

In picture (Left to right): Joe Ulloa from sponsors L'Occitane; Deborah Heather; and Andrew Warren, Managing Director of Johansens Conde Nast.

About Dartington
Dartington is a pioneering charity, a place of experiment, education and enterprise, where the arts, social justice and sustainability come together.

In our charitable activities, we work to create social change in collaboration with pioneering thinkers, artists, entrepreneurs and activists in the UK and around the world. Our enterprise activities include The Shops at Dartington with 15 boutique shops, a conference centre with accommodation and the award-winning White Hart restaurant and bar. Over 1 million visitors annually come to visit Dartington. For more information, visit

About Conference Torquay
Conference Torquay is the local Conference Bureau, responsible for the marketing and promotion of Torquay as a conference destination.

The Bureau offers conference and event organisers professional advice and expert assistance on all aspects of conferencing and event planning in Torquay.

Torquay, on the English Riviera, offers a wide choice of conference and exhibition venues: from 1500 capacity, purpose built Riviera International Conference Centre; to a range of excellent business hotels.

About Conde Nast Johansen
Conde Nast Johansens has an unequalled collection of luxury, boutique and country house hotels, inns, resorts, luxury spas, and venues for meetings and events. These span over 65 countries, from castles in Scotland, chateaux in France to exotic spas in the Indian Ocean.

Conde Nast Johansens' careful choice of accommodation offers Quality, Excellent Service and Value for Money.

Each property is specially selected for its dedication to the highest standards of comfort, unique personality, warmth and service, impressive facilities and surroundings. Every featured property is approved for recommendation following an annual inspection by one of our team of local experts.

The prestigious awards were created to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across the recommended properties in their guides. The world renowned awards are a trusted mark of quality recognised by consumers and travel professionals alike and represent the finest standards and best value for money in luxury and independent accommodation.

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