The Wellbeing Farm B Corp accreditation

The Wellbeing Farm B Corp accreditation - B Corp Certification The Wellbeing Farm

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The Wellbeing Farm
Plantation Road, Edgworth
Bolton
Blackburn with Darwen
BL7 0BY

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01204852113

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The Wellbeing Farm Certifies as a B Corporation

he Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth, Lancashire has announced today its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. The Wellbeing Farm has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit. The Wellbeing Farm is one of the first hospitality businesses to achieve this important certification and the first exclusive events and wedding venue in the UK.

The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, the company will legally embed their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.

The Wellbeing Farm description

Commercial Venue / Wedding Barn / Wedding Venues / Party Venue / Team Building Venue / Business Meeting Rooms

Large (1-300)

The Wellbeing Farm is a fun, unique and sustainable farm-based wedding and events venue based in Lancashire, UK which embraces wellbeing by saving the organiser time, hassle and ultimately stress. We aim to achieve the highest standards in sustainability and employee involvement. We are committed to working with the local community and employees to make the business as inclusive as possible. We carry out our purpose through delivering amazing weddings, parties and corporate events. In 2022 The Wellbeing Farm is the first B Corp accredited venue in the UK giving you the reassurance of the highest standards of social and environmental impact. Come and visit for a wedding with the WOW Factor!

We are famous due to our unique bowtie-wearing Llamas and our story has been published into a best-selling book!

The business also has a corporate events arm - Wellbeing Corporate; specialising in delivering sustainable corporate events.

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:

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Venue facilities

100 spaces

Within 40 metres

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes - Full - Facilities to prepare meal

5 round tables, 30 rectangle tables

200 chairs, 20 benches

Yes

Yes

Yes - Manned

Other venue facilities

Yes

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Explore the rooms this venue has for hire by expanding the sections below.

Our main Wedding Barn is fully licensed for weddings and has a stunning ceiling lined with silky parachutes and decorated with 4000 fairy lights in star formations, creating a stunning first impression for your guests.
170 guests (ceremony & feast)
300 guests (drinks & dancing)
Various seating and table plans available
Late-night license until 1 am
The log-burning stove offers an inviting ambience which is ideal for networking, dining, speeches
and social events.
When the weather is right, we have outdoor seating enabling you to sit and enjoy our stunning location and views.

Capacity

For dining:

170

As theatre:

200

For dancing:

270

For a reception:

270

25m x 15m

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Modern building fully equipped with wood burning stove and licensed bar. Conveniently located on the ground floor, our converted barn seats up to 50 people on the trestle tables but more in a theatre-style layout.
Combining flexible room layouts, amazing views, plenty of natural daylight, breakout facilities,
state-of-the-art 55-inch 3D television to maximise your presentations, free Wi-Fi internet
access throughout the premises and well-equipped office facilities.
The breakout area has a fully stocked and licensed bar with a wood-burning stove.

Capacity

As meeting room:

60

For dining:

50

As theatre:

80

For dancing:

60

For a reception:

70

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Yes

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Latest news:

The Wellbeing Farm Certifies as a B Corporation

3 April 2022

The Wellbeing Farm, Edgworth, Lancashire has announced today its certification as a B Corporation (or B Corp), joining a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. The Wellbeing Farm has been certified by B Lab, the not-for-profit behind the B Corp movement, as having met rigorous social and environmental standards which represent its commitment to goals outside of shareholder profit.  The Wellbeing Farm is one of the first hospitality businesses to achieve this important certification and the first exclusive events and wedding venue in the UK.

The B Corp certification addresses the entirety of a business’ operations and covers five key impact areas of Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. The certification process is rigorous, with applicants required to reach a benchmark score of over 80 while providing evidence of socially and environmentally responsible practices relating to energy supplies, waste and water use, worker compensation, diversity and corporate transparency. To complete the certification, the company will legally embed their commitment to purpose beyond profit in their company articles.

 The Wellbeing Farm is now part of a community of 4,600 businesses globally who have certified as B Corps. The B Corp community in the UK, representing a broad cross section of industries and sizes, comprises over 600 companies and include well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, The Body Shop, Abel & Cole, Ben & Jerry’s, Toast Ale, Graze, Nike, Café Direct and Danone.

 Recent attention on the hospitality industry makes The Wellbeing Farm’s B Corp certification a notable step and signals a shift towards greater accountability and transparency in the sector.

 Celia Gaze, Founder and Managing Director of The Wellbeing Farm says “B Corporation certification is arguably the crème de la crème of eco credentials and for a small independent farm-based hospitality venue to achieve this is amazing. I think we are the first events and wedding venue in the UK! It has been a crazy journey which started with us installing a wind turbine to power the farm. We are proud to have been recognised for our commitment and values and delighted to be part of the global movement of people using business as a force for good. We hope we now pave the way for many more hospitality businesses to get involved in this important business movement”.

 Chris Turner, Executive Director of B Lab UK, says “We are delighted to welcome The Wellbeing Farm to the B Corp community. This is a movement of companies who are committed to changing how business operates and believe business really can be a force for good. We know that The Wellbeing Farm is going to be a fantastic addition to the community and will continue driving the conversation forward”. 

 “We are pleased to have B Corps of all shapes and sizes as part of our community – from start-ups to multinationals and across many different industries. Business is a powerful force and B Corps demonstrate that you can do good in any sector. Welcoming The Wellbeing Farm is an exciting moment because they have an opportunity to lead the way within the hospitality industry. We and the rest of the B Corp community are really pleased to support The Wellbeing Farm in paving the way for a new way of doing things”. 

 “Being able to welcome The Wellbeing Farm to the B Corp community is hugely exciting. Their commitment to doing business differently will be an inspiration to others and really help spread the idea that we can redefine success in business to be as much about people and planet as it is about profit”. 

 

 

Our story has been published into a book: Why Put a Bow Tie on a Llama? 

https://celiagaze.com/

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Prices are going lower!

Available between 3 April 2022 and 31 December 2022

Prices are going lower! YES you read it right....đŸ˜²

You may have heard our amazing news last week that we became a B Corp!

We are the first B Corp certified venue in the country and in case you don't know what a B Corp is, it's an accreditation which gives you the reassurance that the company operates to the highest standards of social and environmental impact.

It demonstrates that a company is ethical.

With the cost of living crisis and everyone feeling the pinch, with price hikes which seem to be coming from every direction, we feel the need to do something to help....

You may have been expecting us to come out next with a statement about price rises (like everyone else and our suppliers are doing).... but NO ... We are going to do the OPPOSITE....

We know times are tough so we want to give something back now that we are a B Corp... so... WE ARE LOWERING OUR PRICES!

Yes you read that correctly, at a time when most venues are raising prices and taking advantage of the ‘back-log’ of UK weddings, we are standing proud and supporting those who have supported us through a difficult two-years. We want to use our B Corp Certification to make a difference, to make sure our award-winning fun and quirky wedding venue is accessible to those who have also struggled during the pandemic and are struggling now during this cost of living crisis, so we are reducing our prices so happy couples looking to plan their special day can take advantage,...

If you are still looking to secure a date, why not either book now to take advantage of our price reduction or if you've had a quote in the past and not booked for some reason, let us relook at your quote to see how we can help.

So book an appointment and a fresh look at our prices...

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