CBEN Case Studies

Cedar Manor Hotel

CBEN client Cedar Manor Hotel has been a member of the our Green at Heart Awards Scheme for many years and considers it an asset to their business.

For them the scheme is as much about saving money as it is demonstrating their environmental performance to their guests.
Over the years Cedar Manor Hotel have made significant energy savings through a complete LED lighting upgrade, saved water by switching to low flow showers and reduced waste by monitoring and managing menu choices. They are avid supporters of locally sourced products and produce, but none of these changes have compromised the standard of service and luxury that guests receive. The cumulative savings made by these improvements is over £1000 annually.


“CBEN Green at Heart Scheme has guided us from day 1 at the Hotel. We knew that we wanted to become an environmentally conscious hotel and didn’t really know where to start.
The assessors from CBEN took us through the stages and we gradually progressed from having an interest, to doing something, to evolving into a Gold Award hotel. The first steps are often the hardest, but the Green at Heart Scheme is now part of our monthly administration, part of our planning and part of our business.
We have remained a member of CBEN because firstly the award scheme keeps you thinking green, they help to develop goals that are achievable and provide advice. The knowledge and resources that are accessible to members are fantastic.”
Jonathan Kaye, Owner of Cedar Manor Hotel.


New Balance Running Shoes

‘New Balance has received insightful and pragmatic advice from the team at CBEN for several years making them our first point of contact for all energy and environmental management related matters. We would recommend their services with confidence’

Andy Oklowicz, Factory Manager

Cumberland Building Society

cbs-logo ‘We appointed CBEN to be our ESOS representatives after a successful initial meeting during which they impressed us with their professionalism, technical knowledge and friendly approach. We were keen to support a local business and CBEN fitted the brief perfectly. They made the ESOS compliance process a useful, informative and painless experience.

We are already starting to implement their suggestions’.

Andrea Crosbie, Office Services Officer

Laura Short

Laura is an experienced environmental professional. She has extensive experience in resource efficiency audits, designing and implementing environmental management systems to ISO 14001 and has recently qualified as an ISO 50001 auditor. She also specialises in product carbon footprinting and working with our clients on their CSR approach.

David Prentice

David is an experienced environmental auditor with a background in mechanical and electrical engineering. He works with our clients to identify opportunities for energy reductions and the potential for installing renewable technologies and has recently been working with clients in biomass heating projects and refurbishment projects.

Philip Wanless

Philip has a background in construction, with a strong emphasis on environmental management. He is a Certified Energy Manager and registered ESOS Lead Assessor. He works with clients to identify energy reduction opportunities, design and implement energy management systems and assess the opportunities for renewable energy projects.