Strattons Hotel, in Swaffham, achieved a recycling rate of 98%. In the past 12 months it has saved £16,000 by reducing its waste.

It had help from WRAP, who along with a number of other organisations all come under the umbrella of the ‘Business is GREAT Britain’ campaign which provides a range of support and advice for small-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Strattons Hotel has been working closely with WRAP to optimise their recycling processes and now recycles a majority of its waste stream.

Director Vanessa Scott said: “There is a surprising amount of government help out there for small businesses and it’s well worth asking about. WRAP helped my business to reduce waste and recycle more, making better use of resources and helping to tackle climate change whilst improving our bottom line.

“As a tourism business it makes perfect sense to improve environmental performance because successful tourism relies on great environments. We are supporting the Business is GREAT campaign to highlight our story to other SME employers looking to grow and show the support available to help them fulfil this ambition.”

Minister for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock added: “Small businesses are crucial to the success of our economy, which is why we are showcasing the best of British business through our Business is GREAT campaign.

“We want people in Norfolk to know about the support that the Government is providing to make it easier to start and grow a small business.”

Liz Gyekye

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