We have invested in sustainable technology and are leading the way in being one of the few hotels in the Midlands to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
We now have 14 charging points installed, making us the hotel with the most EV charging facilities in the East Midlands! We hope we can incentivise those using the centre to think more carefully about their carbon footprint.
We are committed to being an environmentally-friendly business and this investent aims to help improve local air quality and encourage sustainable travel. Several of our team members are already making use of the spaces and have invested in new electric and hybrid vehicles.
Our Managing Director, Mike Ebbitt, commented:
“It’s fantastic to be able to offer these facilities to staff members and visitors. As a business, we are passionate about being ‘green’ and anything we can do to help reduce our carbon footprint is a worthwhile investment. We hope that the new charging points will encourage people to be more environmentally conscious.”
A chosen venue by Tesla themselves
The charging points have also been a hit with our visitors. Tesla have chosen Derby Conference Centre as a roadshow venue, making use of our facilities to charge their supercars.
With an increasing number of EV vehicles now available on the market, this makes charging an even greater priority when it comes to picking the right hotel and conferencing venue.
Setting a ‘green’ example
We’re pleased to say that the decision further enhances our reputation as a ‘green’ hotel and conferencing venue, following the installation of a new secure cycle unit in 2015. The 15-space unit, along with the electric charging points has led us to receive the ‘Silver Connect Derby Business Award for Small Employment Site’, promoting sustainable travel to employees.
To find out more about our services here at Derby Conference Centre, please contact us.