Every year, Heaton House Events hosts hundreds of weddings, charity events and corporate events at Heaton House Farm, located on the idyllic Cheshire/Staffordshire border.
Heaton House Events is owned by Mick, Margaret and Sarah Heath, who are part of a farming family that has been caring for the Cheshire countryside since the late 1800s. For this family, taking care of the environment has always been a priority, so being eco friendly is to them second nature. In recent times, the company has invested tens of thousands of pounds into ensuring their operations are even more environmentally friendly.
Sarah Heath, the venue’s Business Development Coordinator, explained how this money has been spent. She said:
“We have been striving to make Heaton House Farm as eco-friendly as possible, with 125 solar panels installed in December 2012, and another 125 solar thermal panels installed in October 2015. The newest addition, our biomass burner, is due to be installed in November 2015. The firm’s green efforts have not been limited to powering the venue. Our team members have been improving the green credentials of all of our company operations through recycling. We now also recycle all of the waste left by the external companies that use our venue for their events. Eventually we would love to accomplish our dream of being carbon neutral.”
These projects and innovations are part of the reason why the company was nominated for its first eco award, the Green Business Award, which was sponsored by The Mersey Forest. Heaton House Events was nominated for the 2015 award along with Staycold and Hero Renewables Ltd., who eventually emerged as the winners.
The winners were announced at a ceremony hosted at Chester Cathedral on the 2nd October 2015. Although Heaton House did not win the award this year, the company plan to continue to invest in green technology which could potentially see them nominated again in 2016. Among the green initiatives implemented by the company is the aim of reducing to almost zero the the amount of waste sent to landfill. This will be achieved either by recycling it or using on the site of the farm itself.
Company Name: Heaton House Farm
Contact Person: Sarah Heath
Phone: 01260 226203
Address:Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Country: United Kingdom